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Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse Celebrates 3 Years of Outstanding Jazz

In March of 2009, Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel opened its doors to Jazz lovers around the world who were seeking a classic music venue to experience authentic New Orleans Jazz.   With Irvin Mayfield’s artistic vision and the Royal Sonesta Hotel’s broad-based support for the venture, a powerful partnership was forged and the dream of returning Jazz music back to Bourbon Street was realized. 

Three years later, Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse continues to captivate audiences with show-stopping performances presented year round seven nights a week.  From emerging young artists to living Jazz legends, the Playhouse has consistently delivered outstanding entertainment offerings and diverse programming with resounding success.   A Grammy and Billboard Award winning jazz trumpeter, composer and arranger, Mayfield has established himself as a trailblazer in the entertainment industry.  Jazz is definitely alive on Bourbon, infusing a growing resurgence in the genre’s popularity and exposing new audiences to America’s music nightly.

“The Playhouse has exceeded expectations and established a standard of excellence that has inspired similar venues to open their doors,” says Royal Sonesta Hotel’s President and General Manager Alfred Groos.  “Partnering with an artist like Irvin Mayfield to support the arts has enabled us to provide visitors with an authentic New Orleans experience.  Jazz is a very important component of our offering.”   Echoing that message, Mayfield explains, “the music of jazz lives in the Playhouse and connects audiences to the past, present and future of New Orleans.  We look forward to perpetuating the legacy of jazz music in the Crescent City for many years to come.”

This Wednesday April 25th from 5 to 7 p.m., members of the media are invited to a special anniversary event created as a thank-you to the many men and women who have contributed so much to the club’s success story.  A brief presentation will provide story content with interview opportunities upon request.   At 8 p.m., the public will be invited inside the Playhouse for a celebratory concert featuring the Grammy Award-winner himself along with members of Mayfield’s internationally acclaimed New Orleans Jazz Orchestra.  An all-star line-up of musicians promises to deliver a performance that showcases everything the Playhouse is all about.  You simply don’t want to miss this special evening.

Audiences will feel right at home at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel.  The club is located in the heart of the historic French Quarter at 300 Bourbon Street.  Now, more than ever, the club is “the” destination of choice for all visitors seeking an authentic New Orleans music experience in the Big Easy. Voted the #1 pick in New Orleans by the Travel Channel’s Samantha Brown, the Playhouse features live Jazz nightly in an elegant and intimate club setting.  For more information on Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse please call (504) 553-2299 or visit
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