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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Recent Events

Aug
12
2018

Sunday Session's Straight Ahead Jazz- Musica do Brasil f. Sara Marreiros

Spice up your Sunday with a special evening from Musico do Brasil featuring Sara Marreiros
7:30pm doors at 6:00pm $20

Aug
12
2018

Mike Broadly and the Dixie Boppers

Mike Broadly- trumpet/vocals, Tom Ackerman-clarinet/saxophone, Don Cox- bass/tuba, Dave Emery- drums, Thomas Kinzel- piano, Kristina Helene Kinzel- vo...
3:00pm - 6:00pm doors at 2:00pm $12

Aug
9
2018

Terry Robb and the Blue Hearts

Terry Robb with the Blue Hearts TERRY ROBB “One of the best players, on acoustic and electric, embracing a range of blues styles and then some....
8:00pm doors at 6:00pm $20

Aug
8
2018

Gabriel Palatchi Band

8:00pm doors at 6:00pm $20

Aug
5
2018

Sunday Session's Straight Ahead Jazz- featuring the great Kelly Jefferson and Neil Swainson

Kelby will be performing with Toronto-based Saxophonist Kelly Jefferson, and Toronto-based Bassist Neil Swainson. Some of the best in Canada, an eveni...
7:30pm doors at 6:00pm $20

Aug
5
2018

Dixieland & Swing: CanUS & Jim Armstrong

What a combination of special guests we have for you on this afternoon dixieland session at Hermann's Jazz Club. From White Rock, BC Jim Armstrong on ...
3 pm - 6 pm doors at 2 pm Presented by: Hermann's Jazz Club $12.00 at the door only.

Aug
4
2018

David Vest Plays Ray Charles

8:00pm doors at 6pm $25

Aug
3
2018

Brian Dickinson Quintet featuring Neil Swainson: Brian Dickinson-Piano, Kelly Jefferson-Tenor, Roy Styffe-Alto, Neil Swainson-Bass, Kelby...

Canadian All-Star Quintet with Canadian Jazz Piano Legend
8:00pm doors at 6:00pm $22/20 VJS/UJ $15 Student

Aug
2
2018

PhatFunks

8:00pm doors at 6:00pm

Jul
29
2018

Dixieland Express

3:00pm doors at 2:00pm $12.00

Jul
29
2018

Sunday Session's Pablo Cardenas Plays Bill Evans: Rob Johnson Bass, Cyril Lojda Drums,

7:30pm doors at 6:30pm $20/18/12

Jul
28
2018

The Nick La Riviere Band (2 Nights!)

Singer-songwriter Nick La Riviere is an accomplished trombonist who tours internationally with bands such as the Juno award winning Paperboys, Michael...
8pm doors at 6pm $20

Jul
27
2018

The Nick La Riviere Band (2 Nights!): Nick La Riviere Band

Singer-songwriter Nick La Riviere is an accomplished trombonist who tours internationally with bands such as the Juno award winning Paperboys, Michael...
8pm doors at 6pm $20

Jul
26
2018

Flamenco Guitar Night

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The 6th Annual Victoria Flamenco Festival is proud to present: Flamenco Guitar Night, with three of Victoria’s virtuoso guitar soloists, Gareth Owen...
8pm doors at 6pm $25 advance $30 at the door Tickets at: Buy tickets online here or go to the Festival website, https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/flamenco-guitar-night-tickets-46229373300

Jul
25
2018

Hermanns Jazz Jam: Feat. The Sean Drabitt Trio

Cancelled 8pm doors at 6pm $10

Jul
24
2018

Martini Tuesdays with THE Sean Drabitt Trio

8pm doors at 6pm $10

Jul
22
2018

CanUS Jazz Band & Bob Cadwallader

Dine and Dance while you are entertained by one of Victoria's premier dixieland & swing bands who bring all 15 years of their traveling to the top tra...
3 pm - 6 pm doors at 2 pm Presented by: Hermann's Jazz Clubat the door only.