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
November 26
December 3, 10, 17, 24

Thursdays at 5 p.m.

Kris Tokarski
November 27
The Piano Professor Series
December 4, 11, 18, 25

Fridays 5 p.m.

The Piano Professor Series featuring
Tom Worrell
November 28
Joe Krown 
December 5, 12, 19, 26

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

Burlesque Ballroom
Trixie Minx and Romy Kaye
December 5, 12, 19
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
December 1, 8, 15, 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.



The Premier
December 2
The Mumbles
December 9
Jason Marsalis
December 16
Jason & Elils Marsalis Christmas Duo
December 23


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

November 26
December 3, 10, 17, 24

New Year's Eve Purple Masquerade featuring Purple Disrespect & Burlesque

December 31 at 9pm


The James Rivers Movement
November 27
December 4, 11, 18, 25


Leon "Kid Chocolate" Brown
November 28
December 5, 12, 19, 26


Adonis Rose November 29
Rex Gregory December 6
Joe Krown Trio with Walter Wolfman and Russell Batiste Jr. 
December 13
Irvin Mayfield's Birthday Celebration with Special Guests December 20

Shannon Powell December 27


Lu & Charlie's Revisited featuring
Germaine Bazzle and Peter Harris
November 30
December 7, 14, 21, 28


Listen to Irvin's Latest New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Show