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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Feb
18
2018

Hermann's Sunday Sessions: Kelby MacNayr presents the Bossa Nova Sessions Vol 1, Roy Styffe - saxes Pablo Cardenas - piano Peter Dowse -...

Drummer Kelby MacNayr assembles an All-Star Quartet to explore the rhythms and spirit of Brazilian Bossa Nova ...
7:00pm doors at 6:30pm $20/18/12

Feb
18
2018

Dixieland & Swing:CanUS Jazz Band: Special Guest Patrick Boyle

Once in a while members of CanUS are away and we have the fun of adding a guest who we also enjoy playing with...
3 pm - 6 pm doors at 2 pm Presented by: Hermann's Jazz Club $12.00

Feb
17
2018

Maureen Washington

8pm doors at 6pm $20/$25 at door

Feb
16
2018

Pablo Cardenas Jazzes up Latin Love Songs

Pablo Cardenas Jazzes Up latin Love Songs Music from Cuba Brazil Argentina and more Peter Dowse Bass, Leon T...
8pm doors at 6pm $20

Feb
15
2018

Funk Night: Dancing to the Sounds of a great Funk Band

8pm doors at 6pm $15

Feb
14
2018

Attila Fias Trio

Come enjoy Valentine’s Day jazz with the Attila Fias Trio, playing romantic jazz standards and passionate or...
8pm doors at 6pm $20

Feb
13
2018

Hermann's Swinging Martini Tuesdays: Tony Genge, John Lee, Kelby McNayr

A great night of swinging tunes
8pm doors at 7:30pm $12

Feb
13
2018

Department of Chemistry: Emerging Women in Science and More...

Smaller is Better: Using Lab-on-a-chip platforms in pharma and hospitals
6:30pm doors at 5:30pm By Donation

Feb
12
2018

Live 18 piece Big Band Jazz At Hermanns Jazz Club: Island Big Band, Jerry Bryant, Bryn Badel, Cliff Maddix

Join the Island Big Band for an evening of classic 18 piece big band jazz and featuring piano and vocals by J...
8:00pm doors at 6pm $10.00

Feb
12
2018

Happy Valentine's Day!
8pm doors at 6pm $10

Feb
11
2018

Dixieland Jazz featuring: Mike Broadly and the Dixie Boppers

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

Feb
11
2018

Hermann's Sunday Sessions: Early Valentine's with the Great American Songbook Trio

7:00pm doors at 6:30pm $20/18/12

Feb
10
2018

A Jazz Cruise Up The Mississippi: Donnie Clark & his Victoria Allstars

A Jazz Cruise up the Mississippi Donnie Clark and his Victoria Allstars play the best of 1920 to 1935 New ...
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm doors at 1:00 pm Presented by: Ken Hicks: birdseyeview26@telus.net 778-265-0797 January booking $20.00

Feb
10
2018

David Gogo

8pm doors at 6pm $20

Feb
8
2018

Wes Carroll Trio

Plays Wes Montgomery, john Scofield, Originals and Arranged StandardsTrav Short - bass Cyril Lojda - drums Wes...
8pm doors at 6pm 15/12

Feb
8
2018

Wes Carroll, Trav Short, Cyril Lojda

After 16 months of honing our trio sound at the Empress we're playing a ticketed gig! Join us for a groovy / s...
8pm doors at 6pm 15/12

Feb
7
2018

Feb
6
2018

Hermann's Swinging Martini Tuesdays: Tony Genge, John Lee, Kelby McNayr

A great night of swinging tunes
8pm doors at 7:30pm $12

Feb
6
2018

Cafe Scientific Dr Warren Magnusson, Department of Political Science: "London: Global and Local"

6:30pm doors at 5pm