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“Great music, watch the service”
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.
Bennington, Vermont
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“Great music, watch the service”
Reviewed October 19, 2010

We spent a Friday evening at Mayfields enjoying two shows. The music was first rate, just great. The setting is generic hotel modern. We asked for one of the drinks on the Happy Hour menu but were charged full price because the server claimed we had not been clear which brand we wanted. A cheap trick and it soured an otherwise terrific night of music.

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“Comfortable place for jazz”
Reviewed October 6, 2010

Had a pleasant time on a Monday night. Could sit comfortably, drink afford ably, and hear good jazz without a cover charge. A fantastic singer was on when we came in but it turned out she was an 'old friend' and just came up to do a few songs. The regular vocalist wasn't nearly as good. I liked the musicians though.

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St. Augustine, Florida
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“Just what we were looking for”
Reviewed July 17, 2010

We caught Irvin Mayfield here on Wed night July 14th. The atmosphere is awesome and the music is out of this world. We didn't have a seat but we just kind of wandered in a few minutes before the band started. We stood for over 2 hours and hardly noticed. It was exactly what we were looking for. Can't believe there aren't more reviews? We loved it!

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Montara CA
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“Great local jazz -- Great last night in New Orleans”
Reviewed February 15, 2010

This wonderful spot is hidden away just off Bourbon Street. It's part of the Sonesta hotel, but not a typical hotel bar. We discovered it when my husband went to the restroom of a nearby bar.

Later that evening we went in and there was a live jazz band with no cover -- there's got to be a catch, right? Oh, a one-drink minimum per set -- but the drink prices weren't jacked up! We got in for the last two songs of one set. We asked the server, "do we need to buy another drink to listen to the next set?" "Oh no, you're fine!"

The band was great, and it was like a jam session -- someone subbed for the bass and then a member of the audience came up and subbed for the piano. (He had just won a grammy as a brass player -- turns out it was Irvin Mayfield himself.)

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