Abraham Laboriel Sr. graduated from Berklee in 1972 with a degree in composition. He is one of the most legendary bass players of his era, having thousands of album credits to his name playing for the likes of Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Dolly Parton, and Madonna.

Laboriel was born in Mexico City and began his musical journey at the age of six learning classical guitar under the guidance of his father, a gifted musician. Originally, Laboriel was a classically trained guitarist.

He has worked with artists of many music genres. Laboriel is now in the band Open Hands with Justo Almario, Greg Mathieson, and Bill Maxwell.

In 2005, Abraham has awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music by the Berklee College of Music