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The Jazz Playhouse

It's Playtime. Royal Sonesta New Orleans proudly presents The Jazz Playhouse, the best jazz club in town showcasing New Orleans' greatest Jazz talents and serving your favorite cocktails and appetizers in a luxurious and intimate venue on the lobby level of the hotel. Shows begin at 8 p.m.

  • Admission to The Jazz Playhouse is offered to walk-in's on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • The Jazz playhouse does require a one drink minimum, per person per set for all shows. 
  • Please note: Show times have changed on Fridays in Decemer 4, 7 & 11 p.m.


You never know who might grace the stage on any given night at The Jazz Playhouse!


Celebrate NEW YEARS EVE at The Jazz Playhouse - click here to LEARN MORE!



click here for December shows | click here for January shows

The Jazz Playhouse is excited to announce it now offers preferred seating that can be booked online so you can now reserve seats at your leisure!

  • Preferred seating costs $20.00 per person and allows guests to arrive at their leisure up until 10pm and guarantees seating in the front rows closest to the stage.
  • Includes complimentary sparkling or still water. 

  • There is only a limited number of preferred seats available daily. 

  • Purchase of preferred seating still requires a one drink minimum, per person per set for all shows.

  • Walk-ins at The Jazz Playhouse are still accepted and normal seating (non-preferred seating) is always offered at a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • With the introduction of this new process, The Jazz Playhouse will no longer offer reserved seating throughout the evening.
  • Reservations are not required.


Host your group function at The Jazz Playhouse! For groups of 8 or more 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

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.

January 1, 8, 15, 22, 29


Glen David Andrews

December 25


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

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.

December 26

January 9, 16, 23, 30


Andrew Baham

January 2


8 p.m.

Johnny Vidacovich Trio

December 27

David L. Harris

January 3

Nayo Jones Experience

January 10

Gerald French & George French, a special father/son performance 

January 17

Ricardo Pascal

January 24

Andrew Baham

January 31


8 p.m.

Glen David Andrews

December 28

January 4, 11, 18, 25



5 p.m.

Ashlin Parker Trio

December 22

January 5, 12, 19

Ricardo Pascal Trio

December 29

8 p.m.

The James Rivers Movement

December 22, 29

January 5, 12, 19


CLOSED for a Private Event

January 26


4 p.m.

Professor Piano Series ft.

Joe Krown

December 30,

January 13, 20, 27

7 p.m.

Quiana Lynell

December 23

January 13

Luther Kent

December 30

January 20

The James Rivers Movement

January 27

11 p.m.

Burlesque Ballroom ft. Trixie Minx

December 30

January 13, 20, 27


CLOSED for a Private Event

January 6


6 p.m.

MNSU Jazz Mavericks

January 7

8 p.m.

Shannon Powell

December 24

Michael Watson

January 7, 21

Ricardo Pascal 

January 14

New Orleans Jazz Special

January 28


featuring an evening of entertainment by
Gerald French & The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band

December 31 (starting time 9 p.m.)


General Admission $150, includes:

  • Premium open bar with themed cocktails
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Champagne toast at midnight

VIP Admission $185, includes:

  • Ensures Premium Seating within reach of the band
  • Premium open bar with themed cocktails
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Champagne toast at midnight