Peter and the Master Keys

Jazz Band from New York City, NY - Will travel up to 100 miles
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Peter and the Master Keys is a unique jazz and blues band that is stacked with some of the finest young musicians in New York City today. We specialize in the kind of soulful, jazz-inflected rhythm and blues that was popularized by greats like Ray Charles in the 50's and 60's, but we also play jazz from the 30's through the 50's - with a whole lot of swing and verve. After all, one of our goals is to evoke the cool sophistication of jazz with the deep rootsy-ness of the blues. Another is to get everyone moving with us, and maybe even traveling to another time with us - to an era when real musicians, with real instruments, reached and moved people through music that was soulful, live, and real.

With three horns (trumpet, tenor sax, baritone sax) and an ace rhythm section (keys, upright bass, drums), you could say that we're something of a "small big band": we come with class and sophistication, high energy, and a great love for entertaining. And with many years of professional experience between us, we know how to provide the perfect music for any specific event - be it cocktail hour, or classical or jazz wedding ceremony processionals and recessionals - and also how to turn it up and get everybody on their feet and dancing.

A word from the bandleader:

Although this profile is new, I've been playing music professionally in New York for over 10 years now (having come from North Carolina), and I pride myself in being able to read a room and play the right kind of music at the right kind of volume. As Scott Ashbury, the General Manager at The Carnegie Club, has said: "One of my favorite things about your group is that you really understand the room and what the venue is after."

I look forward to working with you and making live music the most effortless and enjoyable part of your celebration.

- Peter Maness


***The Master Keys can provide emcee duties and you are welcome to use our sound system for speeches and toasts.

***We are also happy to provide proof of insurance to meet your venue's requirements.
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Wedding

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Honestly can't say enough about how great these guys are. Peter Maness was super professional and easy to deal with and found the whole band to be extremely talented and very friendly :) most importantly for us though, they really played fun and energetic show that had all our guests up and dancing immediately. Everyone had a blast and are still telling me how much they enjoyed our band. Our wedding music was really important to us so I'm happy to say that these guys knocked it out of the park. Thanks a ton!!

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Peter and the Master Keys’s Response:

Thank you! You and your friends really know how to have a good time. We felt inspired!

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Community Event

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I would strongly recommend this highly talented and versatile band. We were seeking a band with a background in Jazz of many varieties and they complimented our Artist/ Wine Tasting Event very well and in high style.

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Peter and the Master Keys’s Response:

Thank you! It was our pleasure.

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Fundraiser

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I give The Master Keys five stars for a superb performance that well exceeded my admittedly high expectations. This band is one of incredibly professional, experienced musicians. I personally loved their blend of jazz and blues, which was a lot of fun to groove and to dance to, but was also at times very soulful and moving. They were a great hit with my guests, who danced the evening away to their music. And they were very professional - arrived on time, ready to play (and all looking very good, I have to note), and their bandleader Peter was a breeze to communicate with. I will, without hesitation, hire this band again for future events. I highly recommend them!

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Peter and the Master Keys’s Response:

We thoroughly enjoyed playing for the yacht party! Looking forward to next time.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
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2017
Sep
17
Private Party
Brooklyn, NY
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2017
Sep
23
Wedding
Skippack, PA
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2017
Dec
1
Christmas Party
West Orange, NJ
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2017
Jul
15
Wedding Cocktail Hour
New York City, NY
4:00 AM - 8:00 AM
2017
Jun
10
Cocktail Party
Livingston, NJ
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2017
Jun
10
Wedding Cocktail Hour
New York City, NY
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2017
Jun
8
Corporate Function
New York City, NY
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2017
May
10
Corporate Function
Philadelphia, PA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2017
Feb
17
Concert
Oyster Bay, NY
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Hallelujah I Love Her So
Ray Charles
This Little Girl Of Mine
Ray Charles
Please Send Me Someone To Love
Percy Mayfield
I Dare You Baby
Percy Mayfield
One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer
Amos Milburn
50s Band
Big Band
Blues Band
Jazz Band
Swing Band
30s Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Peter and the Master Keys will also travel to Long Island City, Brooklyn, North Bergen, Bronx, West New York, Union City, Weehawken, Flushing, Fairview, Edgewater, Hoboken, Jersey City, Ridgefield, Cliffside Park, Palisades Park, Fort Lee, Secaucus, Ridgefield Park, Leonia, Englewood Cliffs.
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