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 8:00 p.m. See future performance dates
Enjoy $5 drinks at Playhour, weeknights until 7 p.m.


For the 3rd consecutive year, Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse is honored to be 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! For groups of 10 or more, please email Gayle Gray.

Upcoming Performances at the Playhouse...

Playhour at the Playhouse

Wednesdays 5 p.m.

The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional "Jass" Band
April 23, 30
Steve Walker
May 7
Lady Sings the Blues featuring Dana Abbott
May 14, 21, 28

Thursdays at 5 p.m.

Lady Sings the Blues featuring Dana Abbott
April 17, 24, May 8
The Mumbles
May 1, 22, 29
Steve Walker
May 15

Fridays 5 p.m.

The Piano Professor Series featuring
Joe Krown
April 18, May 2, 16, 23, 30
Josh Paxton
April 25

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

Burlesque Ballroom
Trixie Minx and Romy Kaye
April 18, 25
May 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
home on Bourbon Street.

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

Lady After Dark
Quiana Lynell
April 19, 26

Red Hot Jazz Revue featuring the New Orleans Donkeys Traditional Jass Band
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31


The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band featuring Gerald French
April 15, 22, 29
May 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 nearly 100-year history have been under the brilliant direction of Bob French and now, his nephew Gerald French, carrying forward the raucous, irresistible sounds of classic New Orleans jazz.


The New Orleans Jazz Institute's Masters Series featuring
Steve Masakowski
April 15
Victor Atkins
April 22
Ed Petersen
May 6

Jessi Campo
April 29
Jason Marsalis
May 13
Jason Weaver
May 20
Matt Lemmler
May 27


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

April 23, 30
May 7, 14, 21, 28

April 30th is International Jazz Day!



The James Rivers Movement
April 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29



Carl Le Blanc
April 18
Shannon Powell
April 25
Leon "Kid Chocolate" Brown
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30


Shannon Powell 
April 19, May 17, 31
Alexey Marti
April 26
Don Vappie
May 3
Bill Summers & Jazsalsa
May 10
Leroy Jones
May 24


Lu & Charlie's Revisited featuring
Germaine Bazzle and Peter Harris
April 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18, 25


Listen to Irvin's Latest New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Show