peter maness, leader of New York's best jazz band for wedding receptions, at luca's jazz corner, new york city

We love to play classic jazz and blues and it shows! From wedding receptions and cocktail hours, to corporate events and backyard parties, the the full band brings the kind of joy, energy and vibe that a DJ just can't compete with.

Good music makes the difference between a normal wedding and an unforgettable wedding. From our first conversation to the last note that the band played, they were truly unforgettable. The first time we talked, Peter told me that his goal was to get everyone dancing, from the youngest to the oldest. All I can say is that all of my nephews spent the entire night on the floor and the grandmother of the bride got up to share a special moment dancing with her grand-daughter. They were nothing short of outstanding, and I can't speak highly enough about them. If you want a group that is talented, easy to work with, and care about their client, then look no further! -Mark B, New York City, NY

We invited Peter and the Master Keys to play and sing at our intimate wedding at the Sofitel Hotel, Philadelphia (Rittenhouse Square) on June 8th. From the very first day, Peter has been very accessible, professional and accommodating with our choice of music. All our guests loved their style, it certainly elevated the mood. Our family and guests complimented the quality of their performance several times, especially the female vocal, Vanessa, has such a beautiful voice!! Overall, now looking back, we realize once more that we made the best decision by having Peter and the Master Keys play at our wedding! We hope to attend to one of their performances in NYC in future, too. -Zeynep and Sean

"Peter and the Master Keys are fantastic and easy to work with. That's why I keep rehiring them!"

- Scott Ashbury, Manager, The Carnegie Club NYC

"Great and professional guys with a fun and unique sound!"

- Molly Hartman, Event Planner, The Rye Group

My client loved them! They had nothing but positive things to say about how Peter and his musicians were outstanding and absolutely the best talent they've had in a long time! -Julia a, New York City, NY 7/22/2017 (Gigmasters)

Peter, along with all the incredible musicians in the band were amazing in every aspect. Before the wedding Peter and I worked through a variety of details and music ideas to create the night we imagined. With complete professionalism, they were on time, set up quick and each band member we met was truly a joy and excited to be there. This came through in the music. Once the party started we danced all night. I had a steady stream of people telling me how incredible the band is and asking ,"where did you find these guys?" Barb and I had an amazing time and Peter and the band felt like friends that night. and their cool factor is 100. Your new fans. Barb and Alan

     -Alan J., Skippack, PA 9/23/2017 (Gigmasters)

peter & the master keys are New york's best jazz band for wedding receptions

Peter and the band were the 3rd act for my husbands 60th birthday party and they were brilliant. They came in and claimed the stage and brought the party fun up several notches. They are a talented group of musicians and super stylish performers. I would have them back anytime and recommend them 100%. Our friends and family are still talking about the event. 

- Angela a, Malverne, NY 5/26/2018 (Gigmasters)

"Honestly can't say enough about how great these guys are. Peter was super professional and easy to deal with. We found the whole band to be extremely talented and very friendly. Most importantly for us though, they really played a 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!"

- Christi M., East Setauket, NY 11/5/2016 (Gigmasters)

Peter and his band were true professionals and exactly what we wanted for our New Orleans jazz theme. He even added a banjo player at our request. They were accommodating and most of all GREAT musicians. I would hire them again.  

--Phil C, Caldwell, NJ, NY 3/22/2018 (Gigmasters)

peter & the master keys play a sold-out show at the historic coe house, long island! The band is known as a great wedding band and party band

"Outstanding performance! They really brought that added energy to the party, and the guests loved them! They were very professional, and I would definitely hire them again for our next event."

- Phyllis S., Jersey City, NJ 9/10/2016 (Gigmasters)

peter and the master keys play live jazz and blues at the mckittrick hotel's manderley bar. They are the best jazz band for wedding receptions in New york city.

"Peter and the Master Keys did a fantastic job at our Christmas party! I will definitely be calling them again to play at our next event. Everybody absolutely loved them and were complimenting me on my choice of band and music all night. These guys are the real deal - they seem to swing from jazz to blues and soul effortlessly (throwing a few fun holiday classics in there as well) and made our guests sway and dance all through the party. Afterwards the band got invited to play at a few more Christmas parties... and I understand why. They're a hit! Great singing, great playing, great vibe, professional and classy. Highly recommended."

- Ian J., New York City, NY 12/10/2016 (Gigmasters)

"My husband and I are huge jazz and blues fans! We have many good memories attached to the music, so I have to admit I was a bit nervous to making the right choice for our wedding band but, Peter and The Master Keys were everything we could have hoped for! They had ALL of the guests up and dancing and played classics from Ray Charles to Chuck Berry. Peter was professional, kind, and worked with us on our budget which was really helpful! Such a fun, talented group of musicians with tons of energy! A very memorable part of our special day... Thanks Peter!"

- Clarissa V. 10/26/2016 (The Knot)

"What a lovely (and lively) band! I couldn't have been happier with my choice of booking Peter and the Master Keys for my big day. Not only are the musicians extremely talented, but also their spirit is so high and it totally matched (and elevated) the happiness of the evening. Thanks to Peter and his bandmates for being so fun and getting everyone onto the dance floor!"

- Amelia S. 10/27/2016 (The Knot)

"I am so, so incredibly happy that I had Peter and the Master Keys play at my wedding. They were absolutely fantastic!!! Leading up to the wedding Peter made communication and planning a breeze for us. He and the rest of his band are all professional, amazingly talented musicians who have great, positive energy and obviously care a lot about quality. They sounded sooooo good and played music that everyone - from my friends and cousins to my parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents - LOVED. The mix of jazz, RnB, soul and dance-y blues they played - with piano and saxophones and trumpet!!! - was so much fun it got EVERYBODY dancing. I give Peter and the Master Keys five stars and recommend them without hesitation. My wedding wouldn't have been the same without them."

- Liesl D. 09/21/2016 (The Knot)

peter & the master keys play live jazz and blues at the wayland nyc every second monday of the month! The best jazz wedding band in new york city.
Peter & the master keys play live jazz and blues at sotheby's luxury night! They are the best jazz band for wedding receptions and cocktail hours in New york city.
Peter and the master keys live jazz and blues at the mckittrick's manderley bar, new york city! They are a great jazz band for wedding receptions and cocktail hours.