Meet The Band

The Moonlight Jazz Trio was founded by band leader and bassist Percy Matthews in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2000.

The band moved to Atlanta in 2004. Moonlight Jazz Trio specializes in classic jazz tunes popular in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Our mission is to promote the arts and bring quality jazz music to our audiences.

Moonlight Jazz Trio is available for banquets, convention and conference entertainment, fund raisers, corporate functions, country clubs, private parties, wedding receptions, restaurants, hotels and other special occasions. The band also performs with more instruments (up to five pieces) and vocals to suit your needs. A Jazz Trio or Combo is the perfect choice for a tasteful musical backdrop for cocktails or dinner. Live music adds an element of excitement and uniqueness to any event.

Quote: $1,000 – 1,500

Songs list

Song List
A Child Is Born
A Foggy Day
All The Things You Are
All The Way
As Time Goes By
At Last
Autumn Leaves
Ballad For Anita
Beautiful Love
Black Orpheus
Blue Bossa
Bye Bye Blackbird
Cantaloupe Island
Day By Day
Days Of Wine And Roses
Dolphin Dance
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon)
Georgia On My Mind
Good Morning Heartache
Green Dolphin Street
God Bless The Child
Have You Met Miss Jones
How High The Moon

I Can’t Get Started
I Cover The Waterfront
I Want To Talk About You
I’ll Remember April
In A Sentimental Mood
Just Friends
Just One Of Those Things
Lady Bird
Lullaby Of Birdland
Moon Dance
My Favorite Things
My Funny Valentine
My Romance
Night and Day
Out of Nowhere
Ruby My Dear
Route 66

Satin Doll
Scrapple From The Apple
Song For My Father
Soul Eyes
St Thomas
Take The A Train
Tea For Two
Teach Me Tonight
The Girl From Ipanema
The Shadow Of Your Smile
There Will Never Be Another You
What Are You Doing For The Rest of Your Life
What’s New
When I Fall In Love
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
You Don’t Know What Love Is


Moonlight Jazz Trio is always a great addition to any event!! We have used them at the Carter Center multiple times and have never been disappointed! They are punctual and professional…we have even hired them again this year for our Holiday Party! – Georgia Ellis

We recently had the Moonlight Jazz Trio perform at my house warming / birthday party event, and they were simply amazing! Everything that I wanted in traditional jazz trio including an upright bass musician, keyboardist, and drum set. They played classic & light jazz throughout the night and remained the highlight of the evening. If you are looking for professional but down to earth musicians to take your event to the next level, the Moonlight Jazz Trio is the best choice by far! – Ken

Mr. Matthews and his band put on a phenomenal performance during a recent convening of grantees for a major Foundation I have as a client. Not only did everyone enjoy the ambiance created by the music, but they also were impressed by the sheer talent of the Moonlight Jazz Trio. The vocals and instrumental quality were superb and I would heartily recommend this ensemble to anyone looking to add a touch of class to their event! – Daria Torres

As the event coordinator for Emory University’s Mellon Mays Undergraduate Program Tenth Anniversary Banquet in Honor of Dr. Rudolf Byrd, I would like to graciously thank the Moonlight Jazz Trio for providing that extra “je ne sais quoi” that made the evening wonderfully entertaining and simply unforgettable. The Moonlight Jazz Trio provided the perfect ambiance and sophisticated flair for our event. I also must graciously thank them for arriving quite early. They truly embody the notion that to be early is to be on time, which when planning an event is priceless. Last but not least, all of our guests profusely expressed their enjoyment of your musical contribution. Thank you abundantly! – Elana Jefferson

The Moonlight Jazz Trio, lead by bass player Percy Matthews, treated the residents of Southampton to a truly remarkable and entertaining night of jazz on April 24th. The music was hot, the night was great and everyone enjoyed these very talented musicians. Kudos to the Moonlight Jazz Trio for their superb performance.- John Reape

Our experience with the Moonlight Jazz Trio was very fantastic. The booking process was simple and we found Percy to be very open and professional. We featured the Trio at an elegant neighborhood HOA clubhouse event. The Trio arrived early and played music beyond our expectations! Every musician was very talented and had upbeat attitudes. Everyone that attended the event had a great time. Most did not leave until it was over. They were so happy they helped clean up after wards! The only questions they asked was “when can we do this again?”. Thank you Moonlight Jazz Trio for a wonderful evening. All the Best, Janet Hughes Chairperson, Southampton Homeowners Association. – Janet Hughes

Moonlight Jazz Trio played my wedding at the Melting Point in Athens, GA. They were excellent! They were loud enough to fill the whole place up (which is 3 floors), but you could easily have a conversation right next to the stage. Percy, Jim, and Madoka are very professional, and just really good people. My Uncle (who’s a singer) wanted to sing a song for me and my new wife. Not only did they know the song he requested, but they sounded great playing with someone they never even met before! If you like jazz or live music, you can’t do any better than Moonlight Jazz Trio. – John Turck

We certainly enjoyed your fine entertainment and kind professionalism. Definitely, we would recommend your services! We look forward to working with Moonlight Jazz Trio again soon! – Amanda Biffle

Hi Percy: What great music. You and your band are both talented and professional. You MUST find your place at the Bermuda Jazz Festival – sooner than later. -Lucile T Lambert

Percy, Jim, Tracy, and Shirley from the Moonlight Jazz Trio were absolutely wonderful! The band performed at our property for our residents and I couldn’t say enough about the music. I would recommend this band to anyone and will do so. They were all extemely professional and they were a pleasure to do business with. Thanks again to Percy and everyone at the Moonlight Jass Trio!!! – Marcie & Tiffanie

Jim Tiernan

Call: (678) 467-8263


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