New Orleans music legend Irvin Mayfield leads this seven-day extravaganza at the Jazz Playhouse, replete with the tuneful strides and wails of jazz. Attendants will revel in performances by Glen David Andrews, Vince Gardner, Gerald French, and Irvin Mayfield himself, while 100% of ticket sales go to charities like Eden House and Teaching Responsible Earth Education (T.R.E.E.), among others. The festival begins on August 23 and runs till August 29, the eighth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Each night’s performance will be recorded live to create a commemorative CD set under the Basin Street Records label. 7:30 pm. $22 a show. For tickets and a full schedule, visit sonesta.com/royalneworleans.