Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse presents A Night with the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band New Years Eve Thursday December 31st

New Orleans, LA (December 17, 2015) – Ring in 2016 in style with an exclusive New Year’s Eve celebration featuringGerald French and the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band

On Thursday night December 31stIrvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse located at 300 Bourbon Street inside the luxuriousRoyal Sonesta New Orleans will toast farewell to 2015 with one of America’s greatest Jazz ensembles.  The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band is a musical treasure with a rich 105-year history that dates to 1910 when New Orleans cornetistPapa Celestin performed with the band at the old Tuxedo Dance Hall.   In over a century, the group’s leadership has changed hands only five times.  Most recently in 2011 the baton passed from the great Bob French to his nephewGerald French who has led the group for the past four years.

New Year’s Eve night at the Playhouse kicks off when doors open at 8:30 p.m.  General admission tickets include open seating, premium open bar with themed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a champagne toast at midnight for $150 per person.  For VIP patrons, premium seating is insured at $185 per person.  Pricing does not include tax and gratuity and tickets are non refundable.  Downbeat is at 9:00 p.m. and cocktail attire is suggested. 

To purchase tickets online, visit sonesta.com/imjazzplayhouse or call the club directly at 504.553.2299.  Don’t miss this special New Year’s Eve opportunity to experience the legacy of Jazz as only this band can deliver under the leadership of Gerald French.  

About the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band:
The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band has performed for world leaders across the globe including several U.S. Presidents, the Prime Minister of Ireland, the President of France, King Hussein of Jordon, and many, many more.  During his illustrious career, the late Bob French played alongside names like Dave Bartholomew, James Crawford, Earl King, and great Fats Domino.  The band’s accomplishments and musical milestones are too numerous to list.  Today, under the leadership of drummer Gerald French, this living musical treasure continues to preserve the rich traditions of New Orleans Jazz at the bands official home, Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse.

About Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse:
Audiences will feel right at home at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse at Royal Sonesta New Orleans.  The intimate club is located in the heart of the historic French Quarter at 300 Bourbon Street.  Headlined by Grammy Award-winning Jazz trumpeter Irvin Mayfield, the Playhouse presents only the finest musicians with names like Germaine Bazzle, Jason Marsalis, James Rivers, and Glen David Andrews gracing the stage regularly.   Now more than ever, the club is “the” destination of choice for all visitors seeking an authentic music experience in the Big Easy.  Voted the #1 pick in New Orleans by the Travel Channel’s Samantha Brown, the Playhouse features live Jazz seven nights a week.  For more information on Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, please call 504.553.2299 or visit www.sonesta.com/RoyalNewOrleans.

About Royal Sonesta New Orleans:
Create lasting memories at Royal Sonesta New Orleans.  Located in the heart of the French Quarter at 300 Bourbon Street just steps away from some of the city’s finest shopping and visitor attractions, Royal Sonesta New Orleans looks forward to welcoming you and your guests.  With special performances presented nightly at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, fine dining at Restaurant R’evolution, seasonal beverages created for you at PJ’s Coffee Café and casual dining at Desire Oyster Bar, there are always plenty of exciting new offerings to enjoy at this luxurious hotel.  We invite you to make Royal Sonesta New Orleans your holiday headquarters this season. The hotel is one of 66 properties within the Sonesta Collection.  For more information, visit Sonesta.com or call the hotel directly at 504.586.0300.

We’ve jazzed up Royal Sonesta New Orleans. Located in the heart of the French Quarter and just steps away from some of the city’s finest shopping and visitor attractions, the all-new Royal Sonesta New Orleans looks forward to welcoming you and your guests. With 483 newly appointed guest rooms and suites, special performances presented nightly at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, fine dining at Restaurant R’evolution, seasonal beverages at PJ’s Coffee Café and casual dining at Desire Oyster Bar, there are always plenty of exciting new offerings to enjoy at this luxurious hotel. We invite you to make Royal Sonesta New Orleans your exclusive travel destination. For more information, visit www.Sonesta.com/royalneworleans, 1.800.SONESTA or call directly at 504.586.0300.

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