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“Cool Daddy-o”
Review of The Jazz Playhouse

The Jazz Playhouse
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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164 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 476 helpful votes
“Cool Daddy-o”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

Had cocktails and wine at the bar Saturday afternoon. Fun place to watch LSU play (less fun when Florida wound up winning). Barman was funny and attentive.

Came back that evening to hear the Quartet. Very talented musicians, good selection of accessible tunes. At night, it takes on a cool vibe. Trumpet player/frontman is charismatic and funny. Small dance floor accomodates maybe 8-10 couples.

Cocktail waitress was very attentive and friendly. We'll be back in a couple of weeks when we return to NOLA.

Visited October 2012
3 Thank Aldo_Nola
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Tallahassee, Florida
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118 reviews
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“Pleasant jazz venue”
Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

We enjoyed a pleasant evening of music and drinks but was it ever cold in there. Be sure to bring a wrap. The bar service was friendly and attentive. Although the setting is elegant, you are welcome in casual dress. Don't miss the gorgeous orchid garden on the patio next to the club.

Thank kassie59
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Ridgway, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

Irvin Mayfield's club was Awesome!!!! What a talent!! Fun and relaxing.
If you do not go see this act you are missing out on a great act in New Orleans!!

Visited October 2012
Thank GREG J
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Jasper, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good night of old time New Orleans jazz”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

Loved the lounge at the Royal Sonesta Hotel on Bourbon street where Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse was. I had called and called and called to get reservations and left messages with the answering machine and they never did return my calls. We called the maite DI of the hotel and he allegedly made the reservations for us but he too never returned our calls? Someone needs to get their act together on this. When we got to New Orleans we went to the Playhouse and they made the reservation for us. I had been told Irvin would be there and it was on their website that he would be there also. But, alas he was not. What is up with this Irvin? We drove seven hours to get there! They had a very good jazz band though that played good old New Orleans Jazz and there is no cover, just a one drink minimum and the drinks are good. They had a young (under 18) trumpet player as a guest that night and he was out of sight. Very very good trumpet player. Would go again just to hear him.

Visited September 2012
Thank jeannie b
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New orleans
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“Burlesque Lives”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

The Burlesque Ballroom was quite a pleasant surprise. Having seen several of the Burlesque troupes around town, the Burlesque Ballroom was by far the most polished and entertaining. The music backing up the show could have stood on it's own as great entertainment. The performers were creative and I might say, easy on the eyes. The show was professional and moved along a at an upbeat pace. With no cover charge, the drink prices were reasonable and the service was unobtrusive, yet attentive. A great night of entertainment.

Visited September 2012
Thank Pat V
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