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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.

December 4, 11, 18


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 5, 12, 19, 26


8 p.m.

Johnny Vidacovich Trio

December 6, 13, 20, 27


8 p.m.

Glen David Andrews

December 7, 14, 21, 28



5 p.m.

Ashlin Parker Trio

December 8, 15, 22

Ricardo Pascal Trio

December 1, 29

8 p.m.

The James Rivers Movement

December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29


4 p.m.

Professor Piano Series ft. Tom McDermott

December 2

Joe Krown

December 9, 30

Professor Piano Series

December 16

7 p.m.

Andrew Baham

December 2, 16

Quiana Lynell

December 23

Luther Kent

December 9, 30

11 p.m.

Burlesque Ballroom ft. Trixie Minx & Romy Kaye

December 2, 9, 16, 30


8 p.m.

Michael Watson

December 3, 10



Live New Orleans Jazz Entertainment

December 17, 24

Gerald French

December 31 (9 p.m.)