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

Apr
19
2018

Funk Night-Dowse in the House and the Lowdown w. Peter Dowse: Kelly Fawcett, Damian Graham, Darcy Phillips

8:00pm doors at 6:00pm $10

Apr
18
2018

Hermann's Jazz Jam with the Tom Vickery Trio

8:00pm doors at 6:00pm $10.00

Apr
17
2018

- Dr. Irina Paci, Department of Chemistry

6:30pm doors at 5pm

Apr
17
2018

Martini Tuesdays with THE TRIO!: Tony Genge John Lee Kelby MacNayr

8:00pm doors at 7:30pm $10

Apr
16
2018

UJAM with Diane Pancel

We're very excited to welcome Diane Pancel as our mentor for April Club Night. Club Nights are held monthly t...
7:30pm doors at 5:30pm $10/$5 U-Jam Members

Apr
15
2018

Dixieland with Mike Broadly and the Dixie Boppers

3:00pm - 6:00pm doors at 2:00pm $12.00

Apr
15
2018

Sunday Sessions: Musico do Brasil , Sara Marreiros

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

Apr
14
2018

Victoria Jazz Orchestra a tribute to Ross Taggart

On April 14, 2018 at 8pm The Victoria Jazz Orchestra will be paying a musical tribute to Ross Taggart. Ross wa...
8:00pm doors at 6:00pm $40/$30students

Apr
14
2018

VJO Tribute to Ross Taggart: Jill Townsend, Bill Coon, Ryan Oliver , Andrew Greenwood, Roy Styffe, Monik Nordine, Tom Vickery

Victoria Jazz Orchestra Tribute to Ross Taggart with guest conductor Jill Townsend and guitarist Bill Coon ...
8pm doors at 6pm $30 - $40

Apr
12
2018

Milk Crate Bandits: Jack Ray- Banjo, Vocals Brad Shigeta- Trombone, Vocals Joseph Abbott- Clarinet, Vocals Noah Gotfrit- Bass

Milk Crate Bandits are one of Vancouver’s best traditional jazz bands. They have released two EPs, The Neig...
8:00pm doors at 6:00pm $15 pre sale/$20 at door

Apr
11
2018

PhatFunks: Owen Chow - Trumpet/Vocals Rowan Farintosh - Tenor Saxophone Drew Ksionzyk - Guitar Sam Laramee - Keys/Vocals Adam Stothard - ...

Returning to Hermann’s Wednesday, April 11th are The Phatfunks, Victoria’s own young, energetic Funk band....
8pm doors at 6pm $15/10

Apr
10
2018

Martini Tuesdays with THE TRIO!: Tony Genge John Lee Kelby MacNayr

8:00pm doors at 7:30pm $10

Apr
8
2018

Sunday Sessions: John Lee Trio , John Lee - PIANO Daniel Howard - BASS Graham Villette - DRUMS

Multi-instrumentalist and composer John Lee brings his trio to Hermann’s Jazz Club for a night of vigorous e...
7pm doors at 6:30pm $20/18/12

Apr
7
2018

David Vest CD Release Party

An event not to be missed. Come join the fun as Cordova Bay recording artist David Vest and his band unveil br...
8:00pm doors at 6:00pm $25 at the door only.

Apr
6
2018

Uncle Wiggly's Birthday Bash

8pm doors at 6pm $20

Apr
5
2018

Funk Night-Dowse in the House and the Lowdown w. Peter Dowse: Kelly Fawcett, Damian Graham, Darcy Phillips

8:00pm doors at 6:00pm $10

Apr
4
2018

Hermann's Jazz Jam with the Tom Vickery Trio

8:00pm doors at 6:00pm $10.00