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The Jazz Playhouse

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Upmarket on Bourbon Street

Lucky enough to visit twice recently and caught the James Rivers band (wow..what a show) and Lady... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Margaret T
Smooth Jazz

We tired of the Bourbon Street Acts, and decided to step into the Playhouse. Wow, we were delighted... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
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It's Playtime. Royal Sonesta New Orleans proudly presents The Jazz Playhouse. The best jazz club in New Orleans showcases the city's greatest Jazz talent and serves your favorite cocktails and appetizers in a luxurious venue on the lobby level of...more
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300 Bourbon St, Royal Sonesta New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70130-2213
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lucky enough to visit twice recently and caught the James Rivers band (wow..what a show) and Lady Blue Eyes. Great music in great surroundings with great atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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Lauren W, Manager at The Jazz Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the fantastic review and recommendation! We feel very fortunate to be surrounded by such incredible talent as well as wonderful guests, such as yourself. We hope that you will spend some time with us again next time you are in the area!

Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We tired of the Bourbon Street Acts, and decided to step into the Playhouse. Wow, we were delighted and greatly entertained by Ms Nayo Jones. We truly enjoyed her Soulful renditions of classic jazz. The drinks were expensive, yet good. Ambience was perfect. I will...More

Thank Gran0207
Lauren W, Manager at The Jazz Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I could not agree more! Nayo is truly a class act, and one to keep an eye on for sure! So pleased that you decided to stop into The Jazz Playhouse to take a break from the Bourbon St scene. Thank you for taking the...More

Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Dropped by the Jazz Playhouse after dinner nearby and were blown away by James Rivers and his band. They are ⭐️AWESOME⭐️ The beat jazz sets I’ve heard in a long long time. He is an incredible musician who even shredded the bagpipes on a few...More

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Lauren W, Manager at The Jazz Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review! James Rivers is really an incredible talent of the ages, and seeing him play those bagpipes (self-taught) to the beat of a Rolling Stones Intro is really something to see! So happy that you enjoyed the show, and we...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018

The Jazz Playhouse is the best play in the city to watch classic, authentic jazz. It has the perfect atmosphere, great drinks, and "looks and feels" just right. It's also one of the few places around town that you can go for a nice date...More

Thank Bruce B
Lauren W, Manager at The Jazz Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words! We take great pride in our craft cocktail selection and always strive to deliver nothing short of seamless service. It's always wonderful to hear when we have hit the mark in creating that "just right" atmosphere for our guests!...More

Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

We went to the Jazz Playhouse on two consecutive nights during a recent trip to New Orleans. The second night featured James Rivers and his band; absolutely one of the most entertaining and musically innovative evenings we have ever had. Kudos to the Jazz Playhouse...More

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Lauren W, Manager at The Jazz Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thrilled to learn that you so thoroughly enjoyed not one, but two, nights of entertainment in The Jazz Playhouse! James Rivers is absolutely, as you noted, a "consummate entertainer" in every sense. We are fortunate to have him performing here weekly, and hope that you...More

Reviewed 28 June 2018

My husband and I are musicians and we wanted to catch a jazz performance that was quintessential New Orleans. We walked in at about 7:15 (no reservation) and were given great seats against the wall. We felt like we were too early, but I think...More

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Lauren W, Manager at The Jazz Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your rave review of Mr. Perkins and your time in The Jazz Playhouse! There are few things more satisfying than encountering a talented artist such as he, who is able to truly capture the spirit and soul of timeless classics like...More

Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

We came & saw the Brass a holics here. Fantastic little venue. Everything was fab!!!! It was also a break from the craziness of Bourbon Street. A lot more classy too. Definitely recommend!!!!

Thank Emma D
Reviewed 12 June 2018

We have been here many times and it is always such a treat. This particular evening featured a quartet with an amazing drummer. Later they were accompanied by a most amazing singer. She walked up, put her finger on her lips and said, SHHH. The...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I got here last night and it was packed... luckily a couple was just leaving so we got a table. We didn't have to pay anything to get a table but we did order a couple of drinks each. The band was...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Jazz bands were good, but the bar serves underperforming drinks. In other words, they suck. If you are looking for good drinks, look elsewhere.More

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Lauren W, Manager at The Jazz Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2018

Dear MsFeNC, We are terribly sorry to hear that you were not pleased with our beverage selections. We take great pride in the quality and freshness of our hand-crafted cocktails but remain receptive to the feedback of our guests and patrons. Thank you for taking...More

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hpdolland
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Response from LeithofLeith | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Often James Rivers plays there on Tuesdays
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hpdolland
31 July 2018|
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Response from Laura M | Reviewed this property |
Not sure we always walk that town and never have a car! sorry we cant help.
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Hannah C
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Response from David H | Reviewed this property |
You can just come. Although, you’d be better off on Frenchman St. It is a nice looking venue but the service is horrific.
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