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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Mar
21
2017

Cafe Scientifique "Victoria Hand Project"

Victoria Hand Project: Provision of 3D-printed prosthetic hands to amputees in low-to-middle income countries....
6:30pm doors at 5:00pm

Mar
21
2017

Campfire Sessions:Brooke Cooper

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

Mar
20
2017

U-JAM Club Night

Join the U-JAM Society for their monthly open mic event. Club Nights are held monthly to give members an oppo...
7:30pm doors at 5:30pm 5/10

Mar
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

Mar
19
2017

Sunday Series:: The Andrew Greenwood Quintet

Andrew Greenwood - tenor sax Miguelito Valdez - trumpet Brent Jarvis - piano Sean Drabitt - bass Kelby Mac...
7:00pm doors at 6:00pm 20/$18 UJAM VJS/ $12 students

Mar
18
2017

Impressions of Lightfoot: James McRae , Miles Black, Rene Worst, Jennifer Scott

Miles Black, Rene Worst, Jennifer Scott and James McRae will be playing a fresh interpretation of Gordon Light...
8pm doors at 6pm Presented by: Allison Piano 20$ Tickets at: Lyles Place, Allison Piano

Mar
17
2017

Irish Party: Ivonne Hernandez

$20 or $15 for students Get yer shamrocks out and come and celebrate St. Patricks Day with 2017 Juno Nomine...
8:00pm doors at 6:00pm

Mar
16
2017

Pablo Cardenas Plays The Cuban Monk

Musicians Ryan Tandy (bass) Cyril Lojda (drums) Pablo Cardenas will be playing the music of the legend...
7:30pm doors at 5:30pm $20

Mar
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 Free after 10 PM

Mar
14
2017

Studying the atmospheres of extrasolar planets: Looking for life and finding lots of weird stuff along the way: 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

Mar
14
2017

Sean Drabitt and Friends: Sean Drabitt, John Lee, Tony Genge

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

Mar
13
2017

Don Leppard Big Band, Kim Greenwood

All proceeds of the night will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society! This will be a night of big ban...
7:30pm doors at 5:30pm $10

Mar
12
2017

Sunday Series:Andrew Janusson Tribute to the music of Grant Green

Andrew Janusson - guitar Tony Genge - piano John Lee - bass Kelby MacNayr - drums $20/ 18 VJS, UJam / $12 ...
7:00pm doors at 6:00pm 20/$18 UJAM VJS/ $12 students

Mar
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

Mar
11
2017

Gareth Owen

Bandita Productions is thrilled to present the Gareth Owen Trio, with Gareth Owen, flamenco guitar, Jo Ann C. ...
7:30pm doors at 5:30pm 20/$24

Mar
10
2017

Paul Pigat and the Smokin' Jackets

You'd never think it to look at Paul Pigat, but behind that unassuming grin and underneath those Doc Watson gl...
8:00pm doors at 6:00pm $20/$15 Students on sale at 7:30

Mar
9
2017

Ashley Wey: Louis Rudner (Bass), Kelby MacNayr (Drums)

A fabulous jazz trio is coming together to perform at the legendary Hermann's Jazz Club March 9th at 7:30pm. ...
7:30 doors at 5:30 $20

Mar
8
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

Mar
7
2017

Cafe Historique:Confederation: Insiders, Outsiders and Those in Between

In the second of our three talks this spring, Drs Penny Bryden, Lynne Marks and Christine O'Bonsawin will refl...
6:30pm doors at 5:00pm FREE - by rsvp only

Mar
7
2017

Sean Drabitt and Friends: Sean Drabitt, John Lee, Tony Genge

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