Royal Sonesta New Orleans

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse

It's Playtime. Grammy and Billboard Award-winning Jazz trumpeter Irvin Mayfield and Royal Sonesta New Orleans proudly presents the Jazz Playhouse. The best jazz club in town showcases New Orleans' greatest Jazz talents and serves your favorite cocktails and appetizers in a luxurious and intimate venue on the lobby level of the Royal Sonesta New Orleans. Shows begin at 8 p.m.

MENU | Happy Hour Specials

Group functions are available at the Playhouse. Please call 504.553.2299 or
email with your preferred date, number of attendees and any special requests!
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Upcoming Performances at the Playhouse...


8 p.m.

Germaine Bazzle

April 24; May 8, 15, 22, 29

Sold Out May 1

A true treasure and legend of New Orleans jazz, she is the city’s most admired scat singer. Musicians and fans alike are inspired by her improvisation. Every Sunday, New Orleans taste-makers find their retreat at the Playhouse, and admire the music made by the great Germaine Bazzle.

French Quarter Fest Schedule April 10


8 p.m.
The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band featuring Gerald French

April 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Founded in 1910, the Original Tuxedos have the longest history of continuous performance in New Orleans. Gerald French carries this century old band forward playing the raucous, irresistible sounds of classic New Orleans jazz for all to enjoy.


8 p.m.

Adonis Rose 
April 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31


5 p.m.

Lady Sings the Blues featuring Dana Abbott
April 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18

Sold Out May 25

8 p.m.

Grammy award-winning Irvin Mayfield's NOJO Jam Session featuring the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra's All Stars with Special Guests
$15.00 Cover Charge
April 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18

Sold Out May 25


5 p.m.

The Ashlin Parker Trio
April 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26

Happy Hour Specials
Monday-Friday 5-7pm


8 p.m.

The James Rivers Movement
April 21, 28; May 5, 12

Amber Matthews
May 19, 26


New Orleans holds James Rivers in a special place in its heart. The multi-instrumentalist and composer grew up in New Orleans’ Sixth Ward and has performed regularly in the city for decades. He is known for his work as a session musician starting in the 1950s, helping Sam Cooke pen the finishing touches on “You Send Me,” and writing music for six Clint Eastwood films.


5 p.m.

The Piano Professor Series ft. 
Tribute to Professor Longhair April 22
Tribute to James Booker April 29
Joe Krown May 6, 13, 20, 27

8 p.m.

Leon "Kid Chocolate" Brown 
April 22, 29; May 6, 13
Irvin Mayfield 
April 29
Irvin Mayfield Quintet
May 20, 27


12 Midnight

Burlesque Ballroom ft. 
Trixie Minx  with music by:
Romy Kaye & The Mercy Buckets
May 6, 13, 20, 27

A modern spin on a classic 1960's Bourbon Street Burlesque Show with a rotating cast of soloists all performing classic strip tease to live music, bringing quality Jazz & Burlesque back to its original home on Bourbon Street.


8 p.m.

Wess "Warmdaddy" Anderson Quartet featuring Bassist Kengo Nakamura
April 23
Nakaruma, in New Orleans from Japan, has performed with Roy Hargrove, Cyrus Chestnut, Marcus Printup, Michael Dease, Stacy Dillard, Ulysses Owens, Sadao Watanabe, Makoto Ozone & Wynton Marsalis.
Irvin Mayfield April 30

Ashlin Parker & Trumpet Maffia: the Music of Outkast  May 7

Irvin Mayfield Quintet  May 14

Leroy Jones Quintet  May 24

Michael Watson  May 28

Listen to Irvin's Latest New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Show