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Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse

It's Playtime. Grammy and Billboard Award-winning Jazz trumpeter Irvin Mayfield and Royal Sonesta New Orleans proudly presents the Jazz Playhouse. The best jazz club in town showcases New Orleans' greatest Jazz talents and serves your favorite cocktails and appetizers in a luxurious and intimate venue on the lobby level of the Royal Sonesta New Orleans. Shows begin at 8 p.m.

You never know who might grace the stage on any given night at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse!




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Irvin Mayfield's 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 provides guests a seat near the stage within reach of the band at all shows.
  • The Playhouse will continue to offer shows with no cover charge, except for Wednesday night “NOJO Jazz Jam” performances, featuring Irvin Mayfield and members of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra ($15).
  • Walk-ins at Irvin Mayfield’s 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, Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse will no longer offer reserved seating throughout the evening.


Host your group function at Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse! 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.

September 4, 11, 18, 25

October 2, 9, 23, 30


Gerald French Trio

October 16


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.

September 5, 12, 19, 26

October 3, 10, 17


Grammy award-winning Irvin Mayfield

October 24

Grammy award-winning Irvin Mayfield & Purple Disrespect "Halloween Bash"

October 31


7 p.m.

Piano Solo

Shea Pierre

October 4, 11

Oscar Rossignoli

October 18

8 p.m.

Grammy award-winning Irvin Mayfield

October 25


8 p.m.

Grammy award-winning Irvin Mayfield

October 5, 12, 19, 26



5 p.m.

Ashlin Parker Trio

October 6, 13, 20, 27

8 p.m.

The James Rivers Movement

Septemeber 29

October 6, 13

Amber Matthews

October 20

Grammy award-winning Irvin Mayfield

October 27


8 p.m.

Davy Mooney Trio

September 30

Amber Matthews

October 7

Leon "Kid Chocolate" Brown

October 14, 21

Grammy award-winning Irvin Mayfield

October 28

12 a.m.

Burlesque Ballroom featuring Tixie Minx and Michael Watson

September 30

October 7, 14, 21, 28


8 p.m.

Ashlin Parker & Trumpet Maffia

October 1

Andrew Baham

October 8

Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson Quartet

October 15



Leroy Jones Quintet

October 22

Grammy award-winning Irvin Mayfield

October 29





Listen to Irvin's Latest New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Show