New Orleans Jazz Piano

Featuring the
Stride Piano Stylings of

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"From Ragtime to Jazz"


Preservation Hall
circa 1963

John enjoys playing with Pete Fountain and his band. It is the realization of one of his greatest dreams.

Read excerpts of a review of John Royen's new CD appearing in "The Second Line", magazine of the New Orleans Jazz Club.

Look for the new issue coming out soon!


JRM, 14102 Wembley Rd ~ Folsom, LA 70437
(985) 796-5200


Check out the 2019 Schedule!

Catch John at these times and places!

Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights

  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Windsor Court 300 Gravier St., New Orleans from 6 to 9

Sunday nights

  • Sunday night Fritzel's 733 Bourbon St from 8 to 12

Watch John Royen play, "Snowy Morning Blues"


Click here to hear John playing It's Alright With Me.  

"John Royen plays real traditional jazz piano, the kind that takes two hands and a lot of soul." - Butch Thompson

"...a magnificent Preservation Hall pianist...John was a devoted pupil of the late Don Ewell and he shows it." - The San Francisco Examiner

" our town (New Orleans)...John Royen holds a unique position...John is our stride guy." - The Second Line (magazine of the New Orleans Jazz Club)

"John Royen is New Orleans' most important living stride piano player."  Rob Fontenot, music critic