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Published Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017


The Jazz Playhouse, the newly reimagined premier Jazz Club in the heart of the French Quarter, is an Official Stage for the 34th Annual French Quarter Festival, the largest free music festival in the South.



World-class musicians will converge upon the intimate live music venue’s stage for the eighth consecutive year. In addition, The Jazz Playhouse will be serving expertly crafted cocktails and delicious appetizers in its accommodating and comfortably luxurious setting to accompany the stellar performance lineup.



Friday, April 7th

  • Mario Abney, 2 p.m.
  • Ashlin Parker Quartet, 5 p.m.
  • Eric “Benny” Bloom, 8 p.m.
  • Trixie Minx’s Burlesque Ballroom featuring Romy Kaye & The Mercy Buckets, 11 p.m.


Saturday, April 8th

  • George and Gerald French, 2 p.m.
  • Tom Hook and Wendell Brunious, 5 p.m.
  • Luther Kent, 8 p.m.


Sunday, April 9th  

  • Ricardo “Choo-Choo” Pascal Orchestra, 2 p.m.
  • Quiana Lynell, 5 p.m.
  • Michael Watson & The Alchemy, 8 p.m.



The Jazz Playhouse is located on the lobby level of the newly renovated iconic Royal Sonesta New Orleans hotel at 300 Bourbon Street.



Every performance during the weekend-long music festival is free and open to the public. This popular festival tradition lets audiences experience some of today’s living music legends, many of which make their home at The Jazz Playhouse.



Stay tuned as The Jazz Playhouse continues to reinvent itself, and invites guests to attend a Prince Tribute night on April 21st and other upcoming celebrations featuring even more renowned artists.