History

Hermann’s Jazz Club began 36 years ago at the Bastion Inn when Hermann Nieweler [Knee-well-er] was persuaded by his friend Barry Stubbs to book Friday Harbor’s Island City Jazz Band for a weekend performance at his hotel. Hermann’s love for a good party, the music and the patrons had him establish the Dixieland Inn at the hotel.

Hermann moved the club to the current View Street location in 1986 when it was renamed “Hermann’s Jazz Club”. In 2000 our 753 View street location suffered heavy damage from a fire. A testament to his commitment, Hermann rebuilt at great personal expense. Our friend Hermann passed on June 10th, 2015. His family continues to be dedicated to this very special venue.

Many nationally and internationally acclaimed acts have graced our stage. Long time bands at the club include CanUS Hot Jazz Band, the Tom Vickery Trio and Dixieland Express. Now there are another two generations of musicians performing in what is an ever growing list of wonderful performers and good times. As a music listening room with a casual atmosphere, today Hermann's Jazz Club is a landmark in the world of modern live performance.

 

 

 

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Feb
16
2019

David Vest Plays Mardi Gras Music

Prize giveaways for best Mardi Gras costumes! It’s Carnival Time! From Jelly Roll Morton to Dumpstaphunk, the music of Mardi Gras is unrivalled in...
8:00pm - 11:00pm doors at 6:00pm $25

Feb
16
2019

The Great American Songbook Trio f. Louise Rose

1:30pm - 3:30pm doors at 12:30pm $20/$18 VJS/$15 Students

Feb
15
2019

Back to New Orleans: Jonnie Bridgman & Shanna Dance

Prize giveaways for best Mardi Gras costumes! Years ago, two musical lovebirds put on a concert to help fund their dream vacation to New Orleans t...
8pm - 10:30pm doors at 6pm $18 Advance or VJS Members / $20 at the door at the door only.

Feb
14
2019

The Blue Hearts

7:30pm - 10:30pm doors at 6:00pm $20

Feb
13
2019

Hermann's Jazz Jam: Feat. The Tom Vickery Trio:

Come down to Hermann's for the legendary Tom Vickery Jazz Jam! Hermann's Jazz Club is proud of having the longest running regular jazz jam in the coun...
7:30pm - 11:00pm doors at 6:00pm $10

Feb
9
2019

Emily Braden Pre-Album Release Party

8pm - 10:30pm doors at 6pm $30/$25 VJS/$15 Students

Feb
9
2019

DIXIELAND EXPRESS

1:30pm - 3:30pm doors at 12:30pm $12

Feb
8
2019

Emily Braden Pre-Album Release Party

8pm - 10:30pm doors at 6pm $30/$25 VJS/$15 Students

Feb
7
2019

The Doxas Bros. feat Brad Turner and Andre Lachance

New York City saxophonist, Chet Doxas and his Montreal-based brother and drummer, Jim have been making music together since they were children. Raised...
8pm - 10:30pm doors at 6pm $25 /$22 VJS / $18 Students

Feb
6
2019

Commodores Big Band (featuring), Kim Greenwood

Join the Commodores Big Band as they play a wonderful showcase of their many genres including swing, latin, rock, & disco thru current pop. Doors o...
7:30pm - 10:00pm doors at 6:00pm $15-Adult, $10-UJAM/VJS/Student/Senior

Feb
5
2019

Cafe Historique - Dr. Neilesh Bose, “Calcutta/Kolkata: Renaissance and Reform in a Company Town”

Following on the success of the 2017-18 season's theme, "The Traveller's Guide to History: Great Cities", this year we continue the travel theme and i...
6:30pm - 8:00pm doors at 5:00pm

Feb
5
2019

Groove & Sould Organ Night w/ Tony Genge, Miguelito Valdes & Kelby MacNayr

Tony Genge Organ with Miguelito Valdes trumpet/condos and Kelby MacNayr drums.
8:30pm - 10:30pm doors at 8:00pm $10-20 Donation

Feb
2
2019

Misha Piatigorsky

Moscow-born NYC based, pianist-composer Misha Piatigorsky immigrated to the United States in 1981. Perhaps best known as the pianist with vocalist Mar...
8pm - 10:30pm doors at 6pm $25 / $20 VJS / $10 Students

Feb
1
2019

Misha Piatigorsky

Moscow-born NYC based, pianist-composer Misha Piatigorsky immigrated to the United States in 1981. Perhaps best known as the pianist with vocalist Mar...
8pm - 10:30pm doors at 6pm $25 / $20 VJS / $10 Students

Jan
31
2019

Jimi James Fraser f. John Gross on Saxophone from L.A.

The Jimi James Fraser trio was started 2 years ago in Vancouver B.C when several students of music decided to move in together and create Jazz House. ...
8:00pm - 10:30pm doors at 6:00pm $15 Advance/ $20 Door

Jan
30
2019

Hermann's Jazz Jam: Feat. The Tom Vickery Trio:

7:30pm - 11:00pm doors at 6:00pm $10

Jan
26
2019

Pablo Cárdenas Plays Jobim

8:00pm - 11:00pm doors at 6:00pm $20/$15 Students

Jan
26
2019

Mike Broadly and the Dixie Boppers

1:30pm - 3:30pm doors at 12:30pm $12 at the door only.

Jan
25
2019

Patrick Courtin Trio CD Release Party!

Vancouver Island jazz pianist Patrick Courtin is releasing his debut album. He is very excited to be joined by his friends and musical colleagues Bro...
8:00pm - 10:30pm doors at 6:00 $20/ $18 VJS / $15 Students