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The Jazz Playhouse

300 Bourbon St, Royal Sonesta New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70130-2213
+1 504-586-0300
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Flat out, no debate, during the time we were in town this place had the best JAZZ in the Quarter... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
John H
via mobile
great bass

We went to the Jazz Playhouse 3 different times during our trip to NOLA. The first time I wasn't... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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 the hotel. Shows begin at 8 p.m.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 18:00 - 23:59
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
300 Bourbon St, Royal Sonesta New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70130-2213
French Quarter
+1 504-586-0300
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Flat out, no debate, during the time we were in town this place had the best JAZZ in the Quarter! Tight space, tables not always available, but that is because of the great music from the stage! So much fun! 👍

Thank John H
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to the Jazz Playhouse 3 different times during our trip to NOLA. The first time I wasn't as crazy about the music since there were no bass players, although my husband really liked it. The next 2 times were fabulous. We saw the...More

Thank thetravelingsister
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw Nayo Jones and her quartet. I am not a jazz fan but my husband is. We arrived about 15 minutes before the show which is located inside the beautiful Sonora Hotel with no reservations. We were not dressed up which I wish I...More

1  Thank Doris W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We purchased the reserved seating in this small venue so we could be upfront with the jazz trio and singer. we were not disapponted with the table or music. Both were out of this world. However, it is apparent that many folks attend these events...More

2  Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In general, we tend to avoid Bourbon St. Too many young men hopped up on hops. But the Jazz Playhouse in the Royal Sonesta Hotel is different and attracts a different crowd. It's very comfortable, intimate and with great service. it's a bit pricey, but...More

Thank michigantraveler05
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I came here after going to Preservation Hall and wanting to hear some real jazz, not just a cover band. This place is in the Royal Sonesta Hotel and is a bit upscale but we came in towards the end of the...More

Thank tracyrocks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great location to enjoy good jazz on Bourbon Street. No cover, but you need to buy one drink. We've heard a couple of different groups and they've always been good. Little more of an upscale atmosphere.

Thank kenandjody
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We stayed at Royal Sonesta two nights and ended each evening at The Jazz Playhouse! The music was fun with a true New Orleans vibe...good service and atmosphere, great Hurricanes! There is also a menu with food...we enjoyed the shrimp and friend green tomatoes!

Thank Katehunni
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Royal Sonesta Hotel which is where the Jazz Playhouse is located. The music is not the same each night. Make sure to ask who will be playing. We got there over an hour early for the Brass-a-holics. You can also make...More

Thank Cameron P
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Tucked away in the Sonesta Hotel, The Jazz Playhouse draped in red velvet offers a romantic evening of cocktails, appetizers, candlelight at small tables and the wonderful sounds of jazz. A nice break from the typical sounds on Bourbon Street. It's the difference between Haagen...More

Thank Snickers31
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Questions & Answers
16 April 2017|
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Response from SonestaNOLA | Property representative |
Thank you for your question and interest in The Jazz Playhouse. Yes, you can show up at 9:30pm if you'd like... shows start at 8pm and end at midnight every night except on Fridays where we have a 7pm – 11pm jazz show and an... More
8 March 2017|
Response from SonestaNOLA | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest! The Jazz Playhouse is open to all ages however you must be 21 to sit at the bar.
5 January 2017|
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Response from SonestaNOLA | Property representative |
Suzy, thank you for your interest in The Jazz Playhouse! We would love to accommodate your group of friends in March. Our schedule will be published in early February so please check our website for the talent lineup... More