Koinonia was founded in 1980 by Abraham Laboriel and Bill Maxwell. The band had it's first public appearance at The Baked Potato, Los Angeles in 1980. The name Koinonia is from Greek, that means "partnership" or "fellowship" or "to communicate by the act of using as common." 

The "original" band consisted of Abraham Laboriel, Bill Maxwell, Harlan Rogers, Hadley Hockensmith, Dean Parks, John Phillips and Alex Auña. Justo Alamrio replaced John Phillips in 1981, and Dean Parks left because he did not want to travel. Lou Pardini joined the band in 1988. 

The band have released three studio albums and one live album. On their latest album  the group appeared in a new concept with vocal songs, and not as an instrumental group as they started. There are also realesed two compilations of Koinonia "Compact Favorites" (1989), and "Pilgrims Progression" in 1991. In 2010 there was released a box-set, containing all their albums on cd, and two dvd videos.

Koinonia was disbanded in 1991.

Alex Acuña has been a member of Weather Report.

The members of Koinonia have after the disband, been playing together as backing musicans for other artists, see Andrae Crouch, in concert(s) where they some times have played the songs of Koinonia.

More Than A Feelin' released in 1983 on Royal Music. Excellent Jazz-Rock Fusion

Celebration, released in 1984 on Sparrow Records. Great live album

More Than A Feelin', released in 1984 on Cenyon Records. Japanease Release.

Frontline, released in 1986 on Sparrow Records. Koinonia's second studio album

Self titled album released in 1989 on Royal Music. Kononia's first and only vocal album.

Compact Favorites, released in 1989 on Sparrow Records, is a compilation with songs from their three first albums.

Pilgrim's Progression, released in 1991 on Magnus Erikson Production. Great compilation presenting the music of Koinonia.

All The Best, released 2010 is a box-set, compilation including 4 cd's and 2 dvd-video's. That is all their albums and two live video concerts: Live In Scandinavium and Live In Montreux

All The Best, 2010 on MEP, back cover

Funky Bumkins from More Than A Feelin'

Koinonia, Helsinki, Kulttuuritalo, March 20 1986

1. More than a feeling
2. Give your love
3. Pilgrim´s progression.
Bass: Abraham Laboriel, Guitar: Hadley Hockensmith, Drums: Bill Maxwell and Alex Acuna, Woods: Justo Almario, Keyboard: Harlan Rodgers.
Unic photos from that concert