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...

View details on New Year's Eve 2014!


Wednesdays 5 p.m.

Lady Sings the Blues
featuring Dana Abbott
January 7, 14, 21, 28

Thursdays at 5 p.m.

Dwight Fitch Jr.
January 8
Josh Starkman & Davy Mooney
January 15, 19
Kyle Roussel
January 22


Fridays 5 p.m.

The Piano Professor Series featuring
Joe Krown 
January 2, 16, 23, 30
Tom McDermott
January 9


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

Burlesque Ballroom
Trixie Minx and Romy Kaye
January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
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
January 5, 12, 19, 26

Founded in 1910, the Original Tuxedos have the longest history of continuous performance in New Orleans. The last 25 years of its more than 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.


Pat Casey & The New Sound
January 6

Ricio & The Reece 6 Piece
January 13

The Session
January 20

Jamison Ross
January 27



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

January 7, 14, 21, 28

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
January 8, 15, 22, 29


Leon "Kid Chocolate" Brown
January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30


Brazil to NOLA Kickstarter Launch Party featuring The Ella & Louie Tribute Band 
January 3
Leroy Jones Quintet 
January 10
New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional "Jass" Band
January 17

Rex Gregory
January 24
Gregory Agid Quartet
January 31


Germaine Bazzle & Peter Harris Trio
January 4, 11, 18, 25


Listen to Irvin's Latest New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Show