Looking for a jazz club in New Orleans open seven days a week with premier local jazz artists and no cover to get in? Legendary and Grammy-award winning New Orleans trumpeter Irvin Mayfield has a treat for you. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse showcases some of the best jazz artists in the city every night of the week and has quickly become a go-to for the genre. While it’s located on Bourbon St in the French Quarter, it’s a breath of fresh air as a classy retreat from the typical Bourbon St clubs. If jazz is what you’re after, Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse is an ideal location.
One special regular event at New Orleans’ Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse is the Playhour at the Playhouse, which features different artists performing at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. every week on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and at 8 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Upcoming Playhours at the Playhouse this week include Lady Sings the Blues feat. Dana Abbot on Wed., June 25th, Paul Longstreth on Thurs., June 26th and Jeff “Snake” Greenberg on June 27th, all at 5 p.m.
Other regular featured artists that you might catch on your trip are Gerald French and the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band every Monday, Irvin Mayfield himself with the NOJO Jam every Wednesday and Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown every Friday, all at 8 p.m.
This regular slot is always filled with both popular and up-and-coming artists in the local jazz scene and makes a perfect music performance to catch in the late afternoon just before your dinner plans (particularly if your reservations are in the French Quarter). In the same way, the 8 p.m. concerts are a perfect after-dinner musical dessert and an especially jazzy way to close out your evening if you’re turning in early
Two other regular events at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse in New Orleans are the Burlesque Ballroom featuring Trixie Minx held every Friday around midnight and the Brass Band Jam every Saturday around midnight. If you’re looking for a great way to spend your late-night music adventures while in New Orleans, these two events are not to be missed. During Burlesque Ballroom, the Playhouse presents a performance combining the art of classic burlesque with a taste of jazz music. The Brass Band Jam is a way to enjoy the authentic rhythms and melodies of true New Orleans brass bands.
Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse also has a menu for both drinks and food, including a full bar and specialty martini menu in addition to food items like cheese plates. There’s also a small dance floor for patrons to enjoy.
On your next visit to New Orleans, if you’re a jazz music lover, you’re in for a great time at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse in the French Quarter—just be sure to arrive early to get a good seat at a table. And it’s all accessible from just one picturesque streetcar ride from Southern Comfort B&B.