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Who says a jazz band can't party? Klaxton Brown is the ultimate party band. Combining the old with the new, Klaxton's sound will blow you away. You'll be more than satisfied after hearing this great band's expertly performed music. Jazz Saxophonist Robert (Bo) Bohannon formed Klaxton Brown in August 2005. He sought out diverse, seasoned, experienced, musicians that could help develop and influence the sound he was looking for. That sound and influence includes just about every genre of music including jazz, R&B, funk, gospel, pop, country and big band. These diverse influences combine to form a unique and enjoyable band. Add the talent of the band's members, and you've truly got a night to remember.

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  • Ballads
    A Change Gonna Come
    Sweet Thing
    Billy Preston - You are So Beautiful
    Chaka Khan - Angel
    Donny Hathaway, Roberta Flack - The Closer I Get To You
    Etta James - At Last
    Lionel Richie Diana Ross - Endless Love
    Mandrill - House of Wood
    Natalie Cole - Inseparable
    Pattie Labelle - If Only You Knew
    Sam Cooke - You Send Me
  • Beach Music
    With this Ring I Promise
    Chubby Checker - Twist
    Pat Upton - I Love You More Today than Yesterday
    Temptations - Shout
    The Drifters - Under The Board Walk
    The Tammes - Be Young
  • Dinner Music
    Benny Golson - Killer Joe
    Bill Whithers - Ain't No Sunshine 
    Bobby Hebb - Sonny
    Cannonball Adderly - Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
    Coltrane - Blue Train
    Coltrane - Moments Notice
    Crusaders - Keep That Same Ole Feeling
    David Sandborn - Maputo
    Donny Hathaway/Cold Blood - Valdez in the Country
    Earth Wind and Fire - That's The Way of The World
    George Benson - This Masquerade
    George Gershwin - Summertime
    Grover Washington - Mr. Magic
    Herbie Hancock - Chameleon
    John Legend - Ordinary People
    Kem - Heaven
    Kem - Love Calls
    Kenny Dorham - Blue Bossa 
    Kool and the Gang - Summer Madness
    Miles Davis - So What
    Nora Jones - Don't Know Why
    Ramsy Lewis - Sun Goddess
    Ray Charles - Night and Day
    Robert L. Bohannon, Jr. - Heavens Melody
    Roberta Flack - Feel Like Makin Love
    Rogers, Hart - My Funny Valentine
    Sade - Ordinary Love
    The Whole Darn Family - Seven Minutes of Funk
    War - All Day Music
    War - Deliver the Word
    ZZ Hill - Down Home Blues
  • Motown/Pop
    Ain't Too Proud to Beg
    Electric Slide
    Just My Imagination
    Knock On Wood
    Mustang Sally
    Papa was a Rolling Stone
    Rock Steady
    Sugar Pie Honey Bunch
    Al Green - Take me to the River
    Aretha Franklin - Respect
    Betty Wright - Clean Up Woman
    Commodores - Brick House
    Four Tops - I Believe In You and Me
    La-Belle - Lady Marmalade
    O' Jays - Love Train
    Otis Redding - Do You Like Good Music
    Sam & Dave - Hold On I'm Coming
    Temptations - My Girl
    Wilson Pickett - Midnight Hour
  • R&B, Funk, and Disco
    Cold Sweat
    Doin It To Death
    Funky Stuff
    Get Down On It
    Hollywood Swinging
    I Feel Good
    Please Please Please
    Sex Machine
    Shake Your Booty
    Average White Band - Pick Up The Pieces
    Beyonce - Crazy In Love
    Bill Whithers - Use Me
    Bobby Calwell - What You Won't Do For Love
    Boz Scaggs - Low Down
    Cameo - Candy
    Donna Summer - Bad Girls
    Donna Summer - Hot Stuff
    Doobie Brothers - Long Train Running
    Doobie Brothers - YMCA
    Earth Wind and Fire - Can't Hide Love
    Earth Wind and Fire - Let's Groove
    Earth Wind and Fire - Shining Star
    Frankie Beverly - Before I Let Go
    Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
    James Brown - Pass the Peas
    KC and the Sunshine Band - That's The Way 
    Kool & the Gang - Ladies Night
    Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
    Mary J. Bleige - Just Fine
    McFadden & Whitehead - Ain't No Stopping Us Now
    Mel Waiters - Hold In The Wall
    Mel Waiters - The Smaller The Club
    Prince - Purple Rain
    Sade - Nothing Can Come
    Staple Singers - I'll Take You There
    Taste of Honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie
    Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
    Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
    ZZ Top - Tush
  • Special Occasions
    Happy Birthday
    Donny Hathaway - This Christmas
    Kurt Whalum - Falling in Love with Jesus
    Toni Tony Tone - Happy Anniversary
    Vavaldi/Chicago - Christmas Time Is Here
    Walter Bell - Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday

Company Party

They were really GREAT! Our crowd loved them and didn’t want them to stop. We had to signal them to stop because we had to pack up the store. I’m sure they’ve never played a party at a retail store. Hahaha.

We had a minor snafu in that their vans did not fit into our parking deck. It meant they had a long distance for loading in and out.

I would love to automatically rebook them for next year but we don’t even know the date yet. I hope they enjoyed playing here. We told them on Saturday but please reiterate how much we loved the music.

Thanks for making it such a smooth booking and an awesome event. Have a lovely holiday season.

Mary Katherine


Klaxton Brown is a steal. They are always a crowd pleaser and at a great price. I have seen them many times before and had them for our wedding and once again they did not disappoint. A+



Klaxton Brown's performance at our wedding was EXCELLENT.  I couldn't believe how great they sounded!  I loved when they played "I Will Always Love You" for the groom and me, and I had some of the songs they performed stuck in my head for days afterward.  We received compliments from numerous people - everyone from my middle-aged relatives to my friends who are in their 20s.  My first day back at work after the honeymoon, one of my coworkers who attended the wedding walked into my office and the first thing he said was, "So, who was that band you had at your wedding?  They were the real deal!"  I just can't express how much we appreciated Klaxton Brown's amazing performance!!!



They were so amazing and professional and the set up was seamless. The music they played was absolutely perfect and outlined the most special day of our lives in the most wonderful way! They are so extremely talented and carved in extra special dances for us. We LOVE Klaxton Brown and will recommend them to anyone! Our guests loved them too! We will always choose East Coast Entertainment for our special events. Thank you!!


High School Event

The children loved the band. According to the dean they just had the best time ever. Please thank Klaxton Brown!

Carroll K.

Mother of the Bride

Hi Stacy

I just wanted to touch base and let you know how thrilled we were with Klaxton Brown this past Saturday. They kept the energy up the entire evening and we have had a multitude of compliments! I’m not sure the bride left the dance floor except during breaks. 

Please convey to Bo and the rest of the band that they truly helped make our reception perfect!

Beth M.


Klaxton Brown was an absolute hit at our wedding!  Suffice to say that at the end of the night we had guests chanting "ten more songs! ten more songs!" and they have been raving ever since about how fantastic the band was.  We wanted our wedding to be a fun, energetic dance party, and it was just that and more.  We have had countless guests tell us that it was the most fun they've ever had at a wedding - I think that says it all!

Bo was really very nice and accommodating.  I appreciated him taking the time to talk to me before the wedding to make sure that we were on the same page.  All of my special requests were taken care of and I of course very much appreciated that as well.  

I would definitely highly recommend Klaxton Brown to friends in the future.  And I truly hope that they enjoyed playing at our reception. :)

Thanks again for all of your help as well.

Kelley Z.

Carolina Ballet

We so enjoyed Klaxton Brown! Robert and his group kept the party going from their first song until lights up. They were a joy to work with and could accommodate all of our requests. Thanks for checking in with me this morning.

Have a great week,

Michele W.
Carolina Ballet

Hello Jack. On behalf of NAMME, Inc, I gladly report that Klaxton Brown "set if off!" We received numerous platitudes and positive comments from members. The selections and performance were perfect for our occasion. Finally, I want to point out the level of professionalism the band exhibited. We were very late leaving an evening session. I dropped in to let the band know we were coming down soon. To my surprise/delight the band was already playing selections as though the room were filled. I hope that Klaxton Brown receives future business based on the impression left with our members. I will surely keep them high on my list. All the best.

Kevin H.


Thank you so much for helping make our reception memorable. You guys
were fantastic! Everyone was raving about the band! It was great
working with you all. Please let us know if you'd like us to provide a
review for you or be used as a reference.

Kristen B.

Father of the Bride

I cannot thank you enough, or sing your praises enough. My daughter's wedding reception was a smashing hit with everyone who attended. Your band was fantastic and the music made the night.

You guys are great and I will absolutely recommend you to anyone who asks. Thanks so much for putting on such a good show. We loved it!!

Kindest regards,

James B.
Father of the Bride


Greetings! Thanks so much for coming on Saturday night...Zowie!!! You all were AMAZING ~ We absolutely loved your band. It was so much fun and the sound was over the top. I also loved how you varied your presentation with different songs, the James Brown was brilliant, the vocalists outstanding and the band fantastic. Can't wait to hear you again.

Thanks for everything,

Jean and Ralph P.
Marion Cotillion Club

Duke University Special Event

We would all like to thank you for the fantastic musical performances at the Holiday Party! The instruments and the voices came together magnificently during all the great dance hits that were played by the band! The music was truly enjoyed by so many, it was wonderful to see a packed dance floor into the late night! We were thrilled to have you be a part of this evening!

We, of course, would especially like to thank you for the wonderful rendition of "We are the World" that was played especially for our "chief's performance"...It turned out great!, and was a memorable part of the evening for us. Thanks for helping to make it special. Wishing you and the band many enjoyable performances to come.

Happy Holidays,

Juliessa, Eileen, and Tony
Duke University

Birthday Party

Klaxton Brown was great in every way. Bo and Al were there to set up early and I enjoyed talking to them as we all got ready. They all really played beautifully and obviously enjoyed it and that comes through. All her Richmond friends and the many UVa kids and Shannon and I stayed on the dance floor and they played a great Happy Birthday version for Ramsey. Thanks for your help.

Hank C.


Sorry its taken me a while to get to you! Klaxton Brown was the best band we've had yet!! They were extremely courteous and professional. I worked mostly with Robert and he could not have been nicer and more accommodating. The venue wouldn't let them set up in the room until an hour and a half before the party began, and they didn't complain at all. They played music everyone fact, they didn't play a song that cleared the dance floor once. Everyone had a great time dancing to their music. I would highly recommend them to anyone.


Carter B.

Community Event

Klaxton Brown was better than advertised, if that is possible... They were incredible to work with from the beginning to the end. They take pride in not only their music, but the way they treat "the customer". Their music may be "timeless" and you may have heard it 100 times before from a 100 different bands, but until you see and hear them then you really don't know what "Klaxton Brown" is about! They were professionals in every way and I hope to have them back again in the near future.

Sammy M., Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce serving Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge County

February 12, 2011

Sammy M.

Mother of the Bride

Klaxton Brown Band played at our daughter's wedding reception on August 14th. They were FANTASTIC!!!!! I would highly recommend them...They really engaged the crowd. The dance floor was full all night long, and they were extremely easy to work with. Great choice!


Jenny B.
Mother of the Bride

College Event

Thank you very much for helping us out with the Klaxton Brown band. They were a hit, everyone loved them. They were very easy to deal with and hope they enjoyed playing for us. I'm sure the guys would love to have them in the future. Thanks again for your help.

Sam R.
University of Richmond

Fraternity Party

The band was great. Everybody loved them. People were commenting two days later about how much fun our band was. One guy asked me (I think seriously) if it was true that Klaxton Brown was related to James Brown.
Thanks for hooking us up, I'll be sure to pass EastCoast Entertainment on to the next social chairs for future events.

Michael G.
UVA Phi Delt

Fraternity Party - Pig Roast

Klaxton Brown was by far the best band we have had since my time in Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Their entertainment pushed our annual Pig Roast to the best it has ever been. Many of our alumni commented on the excellent band and even our campus safety officers wanted to purchase a CD. I know that the brothers and I would enjoy having them back in the future. The band's energy really kept the party alive. The set list was extensive and varied with all of our favorite songs. From all the brothers here at Sigma Alpha Epsilon, thank you for bringing your entertainment to us. And once again, we can't wait till next year so we can hopefully book Klaxton Brown again.

Arba W.
Randolph Macon College

Fraternity Event

Good to hear from you. Last weekend went really well-thanks again for all your help. Klaxton Brown blew all of us away. I heard from more than a few people they were the best party band they had ever heard. They were the best band I personally have seen while in Chi Psi, and they really made the event. You knocked it out of the park with that one!

UNC Chapel Hill
Klaxton Brown