History

Hermann’s Jazz Club began 35 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 testiment to his commitment, Hermann rebuilt at great expense. Our friend Hermann passed on June 10th, 2015. His family continues to be dedicated to this very special venue.

Longtime bands at the club include CanUS Hot Jazz Band, the Tom Vickery Trio and Dixieland Express. Now there are another three generations of musicians performing in what is an ever growing list of wonderful performers and good times.

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Feb
24
2017

Pretzel Logic Orchestra

The Pretzel Logic Orchestra is Canada's live tribute to Steely Dan and a labour of love for its nine members. ...
8:00pm doors at 6:00pm $20 Tickets at: e-mail pretzellogic@shaw.ca, phone 250-589-0545

Feb
23
2017

Vest Plays Vest: David Vest

Vest Plays Vest David Vest and his band present an all-original evening of blues and boogie-woogie, showcas...
8 doors at 6 $20

Feb
22
2017

Tom Vickery Trio (Jazz Jam)

Join host/pianist Tom Vickery, bassist Sean Drabitt and drummer Kelby MacNayr for one of our favorite jazz nig...
8:00pm doors at 6:00pm $5/8 Free after 10 PM

Feb
21
2017

Tissue Printing - A paradigm shift in organ regeneration: Cafe Scientifique

Talk science and history with some of UVic's finest researchers University research has a funny habit of bein...
6:30pm doors at 4:30pm FREE - by rsvp only

Feb
21
2017

Campfire Sessions:: Brooke Cooper

8:30pm doors at 8:00pm 5/10

Feb
20
2017

Gotta Getta Gimmick: Jason Robert Brown

GGG is thrilled to bring the music and lyrics of Jason Robert Brown to Hermann's Jazz Club. Brown is "one of B...
8:00pm doors at 6:00pm $20 +GST Tickets at: Belfry Theater, at the door

Feb
19
2017

Dixieland & Swing with: CanUS Hot Jazz Band

It's HOT JAZZ!! It's DIXIELAND!! It's SWING!! It's RAGTIME!! AND THE BLUES!! And More!! New Orleans Jazz With ...
3:00pm-6:00pm doors at 2:00pm $12

Feb
19
2017

Sunday Series Presents: Tony Genge

Tony Genge & Friends - Back at the Chicken Shack - the organ music of Jimmy Smith and MORE
8:00pm doors at 6:00pm 12/18/20

Feb
18
2017

Great American Songbook Trio w/Louise Rose

Louise Rose - piano/ voice Joey Smith - bass Kelby MacNayr - drums
2:00pm doors at 12:30pm 12/18/20

Feb
18
2017

John Lee, Kelby MacNayr, Misha Piatigorsky

Hailed by the Boston Globe as an artist who “beautifully merges the worlds of serious jazz and pop”, Mis...
8:00pm doors at 6:00pm $25

Feb
17
2017

Pablo Cardenas plays JOBIM

It has been said that Antonio Carlos Jobim was the George Gershwin of Brazil, and there is a solid ring of tru...
8:00pm doors at 6:00pm $20

Feb
16
2017

Swingsation - Hot Swing & Gypsy Jazz

Jay Jennings - guitar Aron Bird - bass Lauren Marshall - vocal Robert Dukarm - violin special guest - Mi...
7:30pm doors at 5:30pm $10

Feb
15
2017

Tom Vickery Trio (Jazz Jam)

Join host/pianist Tom Vickery, bassist Sean Drabitt and drummer Kelby MacNayr for one of our favorite jazz nig...
8:00pm doors at 6:00pm $5/8

Feb
14
2017

Sold out-Valentines Jazz Concert: Edie DaPonte, Joey Smith, Damian Graham, Karel Roessingh, Richard Moody, Dave Flello

A very special Valentine's evening of music featuring: Singer, Edie Daponte with Joey Smith/ bass and guitar,...
7:30PM doors at 5:30PM $20

Feb
13
2017

Jazz on View benefit concert

A special event to raise support for Hermann's Jazz Club tickets $100 Dinner by Bill Jones Musical Ente...
6:00pm doors at 5:00pm $100

Feb
12
2017

Dixieland & Swing with: CanUS Hot Jazz Band

It's HOT JAZZ!! It's DIXIELAND!! It's SWING!! It's RAGTIME!! AND THE BLUES!! And More!! New Orleans Jazz With ...
3:00pm-6:00pm doors at 2:00pm $12

Feb
12
2017

The Sunday Series Presents:: Anne Schaefer Quartet feat. Nicholas Peck

Anne Schaefer- voice Nicholas Peck - piano Peter Dowse - bass Kelby MacNayr - drums
7:00pm doors at 6:00pm 12/18/20

Feb
12
2017

CanUS Hot Syncopators

A combination band that highlights the best of CanUS Jazz Band and Capital City Syncopators will have you tapp...
3 pm-6 pm doors at 2 pm

Feb
11
2017

Trombone Mayhem: Nick La Riviere, Jeff Agopsowicz

Join Nick La Riviere and Jeff Agopsowicz, local madmen trombonists, for a night of literal Trombone Mayhem. T...
8:00pm doors at 6:00pm 20/15 students

Feb
10
2017

Dock Side Drive – 2nd Annual Winter Swing Night

A night of your favourite swing and show tunes featuring arrangements of well loved standards you will sing a...
8:00pm doors at 6:00pm $20