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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Dec
15
2017

Uncle Wiggly's Tribute To The Blues Songs of Christmas: Uncle Wiggly, Hank Lionhart, Westcoast Comerford, Andy Graffiti, Lonnie Glass, St...

This show is now in it's 6th year and sells out early so avoid dissapointment and reserve your tickets early. ...
8pm doors at 6pm $20

Dec
14
2017

SaxSafari: Paul Wainwright. Steve Duben, Torben Holm-Petersen, Cliff Maddix, Mike O'Leary and John Kelly

SaxSafari's Plank Spankin'CD released in 2005 recieved extensive airplay throughout the US and Gathered acclai...
8pm doors at 6pm $20

Dec
13
2017

Hermann's Jazz Jam with the Tom Vickery Trio

Join host/pianist Tom Vickery, bassist Rob Johnson and drummer Kelby MacNayr for one of our favorite jazz nigh...
8pm doors at 6pm $8/$5 student Free after 10 PM

Dec
13
2017

Quarter to Nine: The Holiday Season: Click here to buy tickets

Emily Axford, soprano Lindsey Bellman, soprano Danielle Greschner, soprano Cassidy Stahr, alto Olivia Wheeler...
6pm doors at 5:30pm $12/8

Dec
12
2017

Swinging Martini Tuesdays: Tony Genge, John Lee

Yes folks Hermann's features a night of swinging jazz with special guests each week and martini features. Lets...
8pm doors at 6pm $10/$8 students

Dec
12
2017

Cafe Historique

6pm doors at 5pm Free

Dec
11
2017

PhatfunksThe Phatfunks | Featuring Imani Northeast: Owen Chow (Trumpet/Vocals), Sam Laramee (Keyboards/Vocals), Rowan Farintosh (Saxophon...

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

Dec
10
2017

Dixieland & Swing:: CanUS Hot Jazz Band

A review in the Mississippi Rag by Paige Van Vorst states that “CanUS is a one-of-a-kind group…..with a so...
3 pm - 6 pm doors at 2 pm Presented by: Hermann's Jazz Club $12.00

Dec
10
2017

Musical Sunday Brunch doors open @ 10:30 no cover come anytime

10:30am - 2pm

Dec
10
2017

Sunday Sessions: Musico do Brazil Featuring Sara Marreiros

7pm doors at 6pm $20

Dec
8
2017

Dec
7
2017

Sideway Blue's Double Bill: Blue Moon Marquee , Lester Quitzau and Damian Graham

8pm doors at 6pm $20

Dec
3
2017

Dixieland & Swing:: CanUS Hot Jazz Band

And the jazz lives on! The many, many years of performing in this delightful jazz club in Victoria that has ...
3 pm - 6 pm doors at 2 pm Presented by: Hermann's Jazz Club $12.00

Dec
3
2017

Dec
3
2017

Sunday Sessions: Kelby MacNayr's Swing Rhythm Kings

7pm doors at 6pm $20

Dec
2
2017

David Vest Plays Fats Domino

David Vest and his band celebrate the life and music of the late, great Antoine "Fats" Domino, New Orleans pia...
8pm doors at 6pm $20.00