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Peter & the Master Keys is NYC’s favorite seven-piece jazz and blues band for weddings and events! Specializing in American jazz and blues from the 30’s through 50’s (with a dash of rock n’ roll thrown into the mix), Peter & the Master Keys is the perfect blend of cool sophistication and rootsy soul. Our music pays homage to an earlier era of live music when real musicians played real instruments. With three horns (trumpet, tenor sax, baritone sax) and a robust rhythm section (keys, guitar, upright bass, drums), you might even call us a “small” big band!

Whether you need music for a mellow cocktail hour or a high-energy dance party—or maybe even both—Peter & the Master Keys fits the bill. Throughout New York City and beyond, we’ve played countless weddings, events, private parties, and concerts at venues ranging from the prestigious Yale Club and Sotheby's in Manhattan to rural barns in upstate New York. So if you’re looking to liven up your next party or event with the most swingin’ band around, look no further than Peter & the Master Keys.

"A swanky six-piece band that swingin'-ly blends the soulful sounds of Ray Charles's 1950's blues with the sophistication of classic jazz", and specializes in songs from artists such as Ray Charles, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Otis Redding and more.

The Master Keys have played all over the trio-state area the last few years. From the Yale Club to Sotheby's luxury night to barn weddings in the Hudson valley, this fantastic throwback band excels in elevating events. Equally adept at New Orleans and Gatsby era jazz as well as vintage blues and soul.

Full PA system and lighting as well as MC duties included. Optional female vocalist.

Peter & the Master Keys’ music is the perfect blend of cool sophistication and rootsy soul. Specializing in American jazz and blues from the 30’s through 60’s (with a dash of rock n’ roll thrown into the mix), they pay homage to an earlier era of live music when real musicians played real instruments with finesse and feeling to connect to the audience.  Their fun and classic vibe is at once throwback and timely and has brought them to a range of venues from the chic downtown jazz cellar, The Django and edgy Sleep no More, to Sotheby's and Yale Club in the Upper East Side.  With three horns (trumpet, tenor sax, baritone sax) and a robust rhythm section (keys, guitar, upright bass, drums), you might even call them a “little” big band!

Whether you need music for a mellow cocktail hour or a high-energy dance party—or maybe even both—Peter & the Master Keys fits the bill. Throughout New York City and beyond, we’ve played countless weddings, events, private parties, and concerts at venues ranging from the prestigious to the informal. So if you’re looking to liven up your next party or event with the most swingin’ band around, look no further than Peter & the Master Keys.