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

Dec
13
2018

Prince Tribute

8:00pm - 11:00pm doors at 6:00pm $25/$20 Students

Dec
12
2018

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

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

Dec
9
2018

Mike Broadly and the Dixie Boppers

3:00pm - 6:00pm doors at 2:00pm $15

Dec
9
2018

Sunday Session's Straight Ahead Jazz: Kelby MacNayr and friends f. Dan Lapp and Ryan Oliver

7:00pm - 10:30pm doors at 6:00pm $20/$18 VJS members/$15 Students

Dec
8
2018

MICAH BARNES & Christmas In New York!

MICAH BARNES (of THE NYLONS!) & CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK! This Holiday season let chart topping Jazz crooner Micah Barnes take you on a musical tour thr...
8:00pm - 10:30pm doors at 6:00pm $25/$20 Students/VJS Members

Dec
7
2018

Ashley Wey Trio

Victoria’s pianist Ashley Wey celebrates the beauty of modern jazz with passion and improvisational joy, bringing the standards freshly back to life...
8:00pm - 11:00pm doors at 6:00pm $20/ VJS $18/ student $15

Dec
7
2018

The Ashley Wey Trio at Hermann's Jazz Club

Victoria’s pianist Ashley Wey celebrates the beauty of modern jazz with passion and improvisational joy, bringing the standards freshly back to life...
8:00pm doors at 6:00pm $20/$18 VJS/$15 Students at the door only.

Dec
7
2018

The Ashley Wey Trio at Hermann's Jazz Club

8:00pm doors at 6:00pm $20/$18 VJS/$15 Students at the door only.

Dec
7
2018

Ashley Wey Trio

The Ashley Wey Trio will be premiering new works and original compositions, featuring Ashley Wey, piano, Louis Rudner, bass, and Tim Proznick, bass.
8:00 pm doors at 6:00 pm at the door only.

Dec
6
2018

Funk Night Jam

Hermann's first Funk Jam! Come on down and hang out and get up and play some grooves!
8:00pm - 11.00 doors at 6pm $10

Dec
6
2018

Funk Night Jam

Hermann;s first ever Funk Jam! Come on down and jam or simply enjoy!
8pm - 11pm doors at 6pm $10

Dec
5
2018

The Victoria Jazz Society Presents: Ari Hoenig Trio

Brooklyn-based jazz drummer, composer and educator Ari Hoenig has a reputation for his unusual, intense approach to drumming. He has produced ten CDs ...
8:00pm - 10:30pm doors at 6:00pm Tickets at: Victoria Jazz Society, 250 388 4423, McPherson Box Office

Dec
4
2018

Cafe Historique - John Lutz, “Victoria in the Steps of the Transformers: Indigenous and Settler Spaces”

Please click the following link to register for this event: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/victoria-in-the-steps-of-the-transformers-indigenous-and-sett...
6:30pm - 8:00pm doors at 5:00pm

Dec
2
2018

SPECIAL EVENT: CanUS Jazz & Jim Armstrong

CanUS Sextet Event features our founding member Jim Armstrong on trombone and vocals. Jim still is featured in jazz festivals around North America bot...
3 pm - 6 pm doors at 2 pm Presented by: Hermann's Jazz Club $15.00

Dec
1
2018

David Vest Plays His Own Songs

After being nominated for Songwriter of the Year at the Maple Blues Awards, David Vest and his band present an evening of all-original music. David’...
8:00pm - 11:00pm doors at 6:00pm $25

Nov
30
2018

Caravan World Rhythms Presents: The Itamar Erez Trio

Tickets $20 Advance / $25 door. Buy online at www.caravanbc.com Or in person at Ivy’s Bookstore and Munro’s Bookstore. Order by phone at 1-800...
8:00pm - 11:00pm doors at 6:00pm $20 Advance / $25 door

Nov
29
2018

From NY: Sheryl Bailey 3: Organ Trio with Ian Froman and Ron Oswanski

Hailed as a “sizzling guitar goddess,” by The NYC Jazz Record, Sheryl Bailey has transcended the familiar trio of organ, guitar, and drums and rai...
8:00pm - 10:30pm doors at 6:00pm

Nov
27
2018

Soul Source

Soul Source with The Blue Bosses Soul Source is a community R&B band led by trombonist Nick La Riviere. The 18 piece band will perform music by Chak...
7:00pm - 10:30pm doors at 6:00pm

Nov
26
2018

Two Big Bands: Jive & Groovin’ Hard

Jive is a community big band led by trombonist Nick La Riviere. The band performs everything from classic big band tunes, to Beatles, movie music, and...
7:30pm - 10:30pm doors at 6:00pm

Nov
24
2018

Pablo Cárdenas Plays Latin American Classics

Pablo Cárdenas, piano Peter Dowse, bass Cyril Lojda, drums Special Guests TBA
8:00pm - 11:00pm doors at 6:00pm $20/$15 Students