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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!



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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 22, 29; February 12, 19


NOLA Funk Week: Feb. 5-11

George Porter Jr. Trio with Special Guests Khris Royal

February 5 (8:30 p.m.)


Ricardo Pascal Octet Orchestra

February 26 (8 p.m.)


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.

January 23, 30; February 12, 19, 26


NOLA Funk Week: Feb. 5-11

"Abstract" ft. Gerald French

February 6 (8:30 p.m)


8 p.m.

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

January 17

Ricardo Pascal

January 24; February 21

Andrew Baham

January 31; February 28


NOLA Funk Week: Feb. 5-11

Little Freddie King Jr. 

February 7 (8:30 p.m.)


Nayo Jones Experience

February 14 - Valentine's Day (8 p.m.)



8 p.m.

Glen David Andrews

January 18, 25; February 1


NOLA Funk Week: Feb. 5-11

Tank & The Bangas

February 8 (8:30 p.m.)


Tom Hook and Wendell Brunious

February 15 (8 p.m.)



5 p.m.

Ashlin Parker Trio

January 19; February 2, 9, 16


8 p.m.

The James Rivers Movement

January 19; February 16, 23


CLOSED for a Private Event

January 26


NOLA Funk Week: Feb. 5-11

Glen David Andrews & his Funky Band

February 9 (8:30 p.m.)


4 p.m.

Professor Piano Series ft. Joe Krown

January 20, 27; February 3, 17, 24 (4 p.m.)

February 10 (5 p.m.)


7 p.m.

Luther Kent

January 20; February 17

The James Rivers Movement

January 27

Quaina Lynell

February 7, 24


NOLA Funk Week: Feb. 5-11


February 10 (8:30 p.m.)


11 p.m.

Burlesque Ballroom ft. Trixie Minx

January 20, 27; February 3, 10, 17



8 p.m.

Ricardo Pascal 

January 14

Michael Watson

January 21

Glen David Andrews

January 28