Our 2023 Schedule
Project Barley
Sunday April 23rd 1-4pm
Redondo Beach
Project Barley
Sunday May 28th 1-4pm
Redondo Beach
Project Barley
Sunday June 25th 1-4pm
Redondo Beach


















Welcome Mo!

2022 Highlights
Read about our new keyboard
player Maurice "Mo" Padilla
on the Band Members page
and watch his Intro Video



                                                                             About Abrakadabra


 Well-known in southern California for its driving propulsive jazz/pop rhythms, Abrakadabra boasts a library of 50+ original compositions, as well as an extensive cover playlist.  Influenced by bands like Malo, War, El Chicano and Santana, Abrakadabra is a high-energy, versatile Group fusing Island, Latin, Funk, Reggae, Pop and Rock, and adding its own jazzy melodies and pop harmonies to create its unique musical signature.                                                              


In the ‘80’s, Abrakadabra was the house band at Hermosa Beach’s legendary Lighthouse, consistently playing to sold-out crowds. 


The Group also performed extensively at County fairs and city-sponsored festivals, as well as in the area’s popular bars and clubs on the LA jazz circuit with groups Los Lobos and Chicago.             

         After the Group disbanded in 1986, they still occasionally played together and officially reformed in 2006 with some of its original members. It has been treating fans to sold-out performances in local clubs, festivals, street fairs, winery concerts and at charity benefits.

         Silenced by the Covid pandemic, in 2021 Abrakadabra shifted gears into a totally instrumental format with founding member Jon Coleman (guitar, marimba, vibraphone), John Rodgers (acoustic and electric bass), Vince Brooks (drums, percussion) and Tom Lujan (percussion). Mauricio "Mo" Padilla joined the group in 2023 on keyboards.