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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.

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Preferred seating in the Jazz Playhouse guarantees seating near the stage within reach of the band. Simply click the link above for the month you'd like to visit the Playhouse and select the show you'd like to see. $20 per person. Cancellations will be accepted at least 24 hours before the show time by contacting Daniel Franco via email at

*There is no cover charge, except on Wednesday nights for the NOJO Jam ($15).


Host your group function at Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse! Please call 504.553.2299 or email with your preferred date, number of attendees and any special requests!


Upcoming Performances at the Playhouse...


8 p.m.

Germaine Bazzle

May 15, 22, 29
June 5, 12, 19, 26

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.


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

May 16, 23, 30; June 6, 13, 20, 27

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 Quintet
May 17, 24, 31; June 7, 14, 21, 28


5 p.m.

Lady Sings the Blues featuring Dana Abbott
May 18
Sold Out May 25
Jeronne Amari Ansari June 1, 29
Max Moran June 8
Khari Allen Lee June 15
Davy Mooney June 22

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
May 18; June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Sold Out May 25


5 p.m.

The Ashlin Parker Trio
May 19, 26; June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Happy Hour Specials
Monday-Friday 5-7pm


8 p.m.

Amber Matthews
May 19, 26; June 9, 23

The James Rivers Movement
June 2, 16, 30


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. 
Joe Krown
May 20, 27; June 3, 10, 17, 24

8 p.m.

Leon "Kid Chocolate" Brown 
May 13; June 10, 17
Irvin Mayfield Quintet
May 20, 27
PIrate's Choice
June 3
Khris Royal & Dark Matter
June 24


12 Midnight

Burlesque Ballroom ft. 
Trixie Minx  with music by:
Romy Kaye & The Mercy Buckets
May 13, 20, 27; June 3, 10, 17, 24

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.

Irvin Mayfield Quintet  May 14

Leroy Jones Quintet  May 24; June 25

Michael Watson  May 28

Glen David Andrews June 4

Ashlin Parker & Trumpet Mafia June 11

Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson June 18

Listen to Irvin's Latest New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Show