Left to Right: Chad Spivey (Upright Bass), Doug Anthony (Guitar), Benito Brajkovich (Piano), Aaron Parks (Drums)

Left to Right: Chad Spivey (Upright Bass), Doug Anthony (Guitar), Benito Brajkovich (Piano), Aaron Parks (Drums)

Austin, Texas Jazz & Blues

Soul Wagon carries on the soulful and swingin' styles of the enormous collection of music called jazz. Leading the band on the piano, Benito stays true to the enduring melodies showing respect to the composers of these great American songs. The band also digs deep into simpler blues forms driven by groove, soul, and raw energy.

. . . The perfect blend of old-school and new-school.

Available for clubs, private events and weddings, Soul Wagon is a quartet that will entertain and delight your guests. For weddings, the band can provide everything from small intimate combos for the ceremony to high-energy large band music for the reception.
 
Have Soul Wagon add that special touch to your event – vocal and instrumental jazz and classic blues, funk, bossa nova, or New Orleans style – if you're looking for groovy, then look no further.

 
    Soul Wagon's debut album is due for release this year. Stay tuned!

    Soul Wagon's debut album is due for release this year. Stay tuned!

 

WEDDING & EVENT PLANNERS

I had the pleasure of working with Benito and his band at a wedding this July (2015), and they were remarkable! He was prompt on getting back with me regarding song requests, timelines, and any question I had for him. I was already impressed by his professionalism, but when I heard them play was when I was truly blown away! They played flawlessly, and even filled in some freestyle music when we had short blips of time to fill. I would love to work with him again in the future, and won’t hesitate to refer him!
— Kristi DePew (CWEP), Eclipse Event Co
I hired Benito and Soul Wagon for an exclusive cocktail party, and they were amazing!! They were very professional and extremely talented. Ben Brajkovich kept in touch through the entire planning process and was so great and easy to work with. The guests kept raving about how great they were and they kept the mood fun and vibrant. I will definitely hire them again and recommend that others do the same.
— Meagan H, Event Planner
We hired Soul Wagon to play at a client’s wedding and they did an excellent job. Benito made the entire process very easy from the initial meeting to booking to event day. We’re so glad we found them!
— Shen Cherian, Wedding Planner

 

CORPORATE and private EVENTS

Ben and Soul Wagon entertained our business partners and prospective partners at an event at MAX’s Wine Dive. These talented musicians were able to play many genres of music to appeal to a broad range of age groups. They were very professional from presenting a mutually agreeable contract to their attire at our event. I received many compliments from our guests on the choice of Ben and Soul Wagon. I am looking forward to having them at future gatherings.
— Wendy J, Business Development Coordinator
Soul Wagon is what made our party a success. They played the perfect blend of music and created a warm relaxing ambiance! I will be hiring Benito Brajkovich And Soul Wagon in the future.
— Lani L
I hired Ben to play piano for a party with 40 guests. Ben was extremely professional and had a unique feel for the crowd that allowed him to create the perfect mood. Ben played for 3 1/2 hours and was incredible all the way through. 5 Stars for Benito!
— Steve
I was so completely impressed with Soul Wagon. I hired this 4 piece jazz band for our annual nursing home Senior Prom this month (for over 100 residents) & could not have been more impressed. They were so easy to work with and very organized, not to mention TALENTED. I let them know our theme was the Roaring 20s & they did an entire set list of music from that age. They looked very professional with their black suits on and played so well, the residents LOVED IT! Thanks Soul Wagon! We will use y’all again!
— Molly Nedley

WEDDINGS

We booked Soul Wagon for our outdoor wedding without having heard them in person beforehand (scary for most brides-to-be). I’d book them a million more times for any event- can’t imagine better wedding music! We loved the laid back Jazz and although we didn’t have a wedding with a lot of dancing (the groom and I can’t dance to save our lives), you CAN dance to their set if grooving and shaking and swirling is your thing. Wish we had another upcoming event - We’d book them again in a heartbeat!
— Sarah S
Soul Wagon played for our wedding reception and were amazing. My husband’s career is in music and I’ve been playing music my whole life— so we do not speak lightly when we say that we were blown away by the caliber and talent of these musicians. They were great to work with and gave us everything we asked for. They set the mood wonderfully and everyone enjoyed them immensely!
— Angeline
This band was AMAZING!!!! They made my wedding so wonderful!!! Everyone is still raving about them!!! I definitely recommend them for any event.
— Melodi M
Soul Wagon did an amazing job at our wedding reception. We wanted a jazz band that would make our reception fun for our Cajun relatives, and that is exactly what we got. Our guests kept telling me how much they loved the band, and how talented the musicians were. Ben was very professional and accommodating, too. He communicated with me throughout the entire planning process, and fulfilled every request I made. I would definitely recommend Ben and his band for any event. They will make it a special occasion.
— Emily Beck
Having a live band for our wedding was the one requirement I (groom) had. Having heard Soul Wagon play at a restaurant already, we had no concerns about their musical talent. But the extra effort that Benito made to make sure that all of our other needs and concerns were met was wonderful. Even going so far as to briefly meet with me before the ceremony to make sure that all of the details were correct.
— Andrew S
Ben played piano at our Catholic wedding at Lady of the Guadalupe church in east Austin. He sounded wonderful, as usual. The next day we had a courtyard soiree for guests. Ben and and an additional guitarist played for a couple of hours. It was a beautiful sound that filled our ears and hearts. Ben no longer lives in my neighborhood, and I will always miss his practice sessions when his windows were open.
— Nirav
We had Soul Wagon perform at our wedding at Green Pastures in Austin, TX. We could not be happier with the experience and highly recommend Ben and his amazing band. Very professional, accommodating and superb musicians that provide the perfect atmosphere. Thanks Ben!
— Aric

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Voted "Best Jazz Band" on Gigmasters.com  

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