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
September 3, 10, 17, 24

Thursdays at 5 p.m.
Kris Tokarski
September 4, 11, 18, 25

Fridays 5 p.m.
The Piano Professor Series featuring
Joe Krown August 29; September 12, 26
Tom Worrell 
September 5
Tom McDermott
September 19

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

Burlesque Ballroom
Trixie Minx and Romy Kaye
September 5, 12, 19, 26
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.



The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band featuring Gerald French
September 1, 8, 22, 29

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.

Shannon Powell September 15


The Mumbles September 2

One's To Watch Series featuring 
Ricio and the Reece 6 Piece September 9
Dinosaurchestra September 16

Jason Marsalis September 23, 30


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

September 3, 10, 17, 24


The James Rivers Movement
September 4, 11, 18

September 25
UNO Jazz Jam 8-10pm
The James Rivers Movement 10pm-12am


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


Buddy Bolden's Birthday Bash
featuring The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional "Jass" Band September 6

Adonis Rose September 13
Leroy Jones Quintet September 20
Shannon Powell September 27


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


Listen to Irvin's Latest New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Show