Royal Sonesta New Orleans

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse

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

For 3 years Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse is named the Best Jazz Club in New Orleans by readers of Where Y'at Magazine!

Group functions are available at the Playhouse. Please email our Playhouse Manager Eileen Fernandez-Silva with your preferred date, number of attendees and any special requests! 

Upcoming Performances at the Playhouse...


Wednesdays 5 p.m.

Lady Sings the Blues
featuring Dana Abbott
December 3, 10, 17, 24

Thursdays at 5 p.m.

Jason Butler
December 4, 11, 18, 25

Fridays 5 p.m.

The Piano Professor Series featuring
Joe Krown 
December 5, 19, 26
David Reis
December 12


Friday Late Night
'Round Midnight - 2 a.m.

Burlesque Ballroom
Trixie Minx and Romy Kaye
December 5, 12, 19
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 
on Bourbon Street.



George French December 1

The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band featuring Gerald French
December 8, 15, 22, 29
The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band's 104th Anniversary Celebration
December 20

Founded in 1910, the Original Tuxedos have the longest history of continuous performance in New Orleans. The last 25 years of its nearly 100-year history have been under the brilliant direction of Bob French and now, his nephew, Gerald French, will carry forward the raucous, irresistible sounds of classic New Orleans jazz.


The Premier
December 2
The Mumbles
December 9
Jason Marsalis
December 16
Ellis & Jason Marsalis Christmas Duo*
December 23

*Cover charge applies


Irvin Mayfield's NOJO Jam Session featuring the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra's All Stars with Special Guests.
$15.00 Cover Charge. 

December 3, 10, 17, 24

New Year's Eve Purple Masquerade featuring Purple Disrespect & Burlesque*

December 31 at 9pm
For details email or call 504-553-2299


The James Rivers Movement
December 4, 11, 18, 25


Leon "Kid Chocolate" Brown
December 5, 12, 19, 26


Rex Gregory December 6
Joe Krown Trio with Walter Wolfman and Russell Batiste Jr. 
December 13
Irvin Mayfield's Birthday Celebration with Trumpet Mafia, Jonathan Batiste & Special Guests December 20

Shannon Powell December 27


Lu & Charlie's Revisited featuring
Germaine Bazzle and Peter Harris
December 7, 14, 21, 28


Listen to Irvin's Latest New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Show