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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Apr
20
2019

Juno Award Winning Guitarist Lester Quitzau w. Damian Graham & Peter Dowse

8:00pm - 10:30pm doors at 6:00pm $20/$15 Students

Apr
20
2019

The Dixie Boppers

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

Apr
19
2019

Groove Kitchen's Spring Fling: Dave Anderson (guitar/vox), Pedro Arbour (drums/vox), Eric The Red (Saxophones), Steve Moyer (bass/vox), ...

Love dancing? Popular funk-soul-latin band Groove Kitchen performs at Hermann's Jazz Club. Veteran band specializes in reinventions of music by James...
8 p.m. - 11 p.m. doors at 6 p.m. $15 Tickets at: Long & McQuade - Victoria

Apr
18
2019

Lorraine Nygaard Quartet: Tribute to the Great Nina Simone

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

Apr
17
2019

Kelby MacNayr: The Music of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers f. Patrick Boyle

8:00pm - 10:30pm doors at 6:00pm $20/ $18 VJS & UJAM / $12 Student

Apr
16
2019

Cafe Scientifique - “Schizophrenia and Society” by Dr. Hector Caruncho, Division of Medical Sciences

by The Centre for Biomedical Research and The Physics and Astronomy Department
6:30pm - 7:30pm doors at 5:00pm

Apr
13
2019

Uncle Wiggly's Birthday Bash

8:00pm - 10:30pm doors at 6:00pm $20 Advance / $25 door

Apr
13
2019

The Great American Songbook Trio f. Louise Rose

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

Apr
12
2019

JOHN LEE: NEXT GENERATION JAZZ COLLECTIVE

Sets at 8PM and 9:30PM LACHLAN CRAVEN - Trumpet STEVE CARSON - Tenor Saxophone MATEO JAECKEL - Trombone JOHN LEE - Piano BROCK MEADES - Bass E...
8:00pm - 10:30pm doors at 6:00pm $25/$20 VJS/$15 Students

Apr
11
2019

Jon Miller Quartet

Organ-group Jazz in the vein of giants of the genre Jimmy Smith, Brother Jack McDuff, Joey DeFrancesco and Larry Goldings...Leader Miller on drums is ...
7:30pm - 10:30pm doors at 6:00pm $15 advance $18 at door

Apr
10
2019

Let's Take It Over The Top: Hermann's Fundraiser - SOLD OUT

This great evening is to come together and raise money for Jazz on View to secure a 5-year lease. This evenings entertainment will feature David Ve...
7:00pm - 10:30pm doors at 5:00pm $45 at the door only.

Apr
9
2019

Kirk MacDonald Quartet featuring the legendary Harold Mabern

Acclaimed Toronto based Saxophonist/Composer Kirk MacDonald will be touring Western Canada with the legendary American pianist Harold Mabern joined by...
8:30pm - 11:00pm doors at 8:00pm $35 Adults /$30 VJS members /$25 Students

Apr
8
2019

"All Together Now" Marc Jenkin's Drop in Choir

7:30pm - 10:00pm doors at 5:00pm

Apr
6
2019

The Pretzel Logic Orchestra – playing the music of Steely Dan

The Pretzel Logic Orchestra – playing the music of Steely Dan The Pretzel Logic Orchestra is Canada’s live tribute to Steely Dan and a labour o...
8pm - 10:30pm doors at 6pm

Apr
6
2019

Sat. Afternoon Dixieland Matinee: CanUS Hot Jazz Band

Saturday afternoon sessions began Jan. 12th from 1:30-3:30 pm for a cover charge of $12.00 with the ambience of a great jazz club, our Hermann's - now...
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm doors at 12:30 pm Presented by: Hermann's Jazz Club $12.00 at the door only.

Apr
5
2019

The Pretzel Logic Orchestra – playing the music of Steely Dan

The Pretzel Logic Orchestra – playing the music of Steely Dan The Pretzel Logic Orchestra is Canada’s live tribute to Steely Dan and a labour o...
8pm - 10:30pm doors at 6pm

Apr
4
2019

Wes Carroll Confabulation

Dakota Hoeppner: Piano&Rhodes Cyril Lojda: Drums Travis Short: Bass Owen Chow: trumpet Wes Carroll: Guitar&Vocal www.wescarrollmusic.com/confab...
7:30pm - 10:30pm doors at 6:00pm $15 Adults /$13 Advance, Students & Low Income

Apr
3
2019

Kelly MacNayr Soultet f. Miguelito Valdes

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

Apr
2
2019

Cafe Historique - Dr. Elizabeth Vibert, “Mandela’s Cape Town: Sites of Freedom and Oppression”

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