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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Mar
23
2019

David Vest Rocks The Blues

Having recently won his 5th Maple Blues Award for Piano Player of the Year, David is ready to get back to basics and play the good rockin’ music tha...
8:00pm - 11:00pm doors at 6:00pm $25

Mar
23
2019

DIXIELAND EXPRESS

1:30pm - 3:30pm doors at 12:30pm $12

Mar
22
2019

The Victoria Jazz Society Presents: Kellylee Evans

Six albums deep, Juno Award-winning jazz/soul vocalist Kellylee Evans has tackled everything from jazz to R&B and pop in such classics fight or flight...
8:00pm - 10:30pm doors at 6:00pm $29 Advance/VJS Members/Students & $32 at the door Tickets at: Victoria Jazz Society, 250-388-4423, McPherson Box Office, 250-386-6121

Mar
21
2019

The Seattle Connection: Featuring Jordan Otto on Drums, Louis Rudner on Bass and Ashley Wey on Piano

7:30pm - 10:30pm doors at 6:00pm $18 Adults / $15 Students & VJS Members

Mar
20
2019

Musica do Brasil feat Sara Marreiros

7:30pm - 10:00pm doors at 6:00pm $10-20 Donation

Mar
19
2019

Cafe Scientifique “The Developing Brain: A Shapeshifting Powerhouse” by PhD Candidate, Juan C. Sanchez-Arias MD, Division of Medical ...

Reservations open on Monday, 18 February Join us to hear Juan C. Sanchez-Arias, MD, PhD Candidate (Neuroscience), Swayne Lab, Division of Medical Sci...
6:30pm - 8:00pm doors at 5:00pm

Mar
17
2019

Ivonne Hernandez Band w. Oliver Swain

St. Patrick's Day Party! Ivonne Hernandez has mastered Canada’s traditional fiddle music. She embodies the country’s 21st century multicultural...
7:00pm - 10:00pm doors at 6:00pm

Mar
16
2019

The Great American Songbook Trio f. Louise Rose

1:30pm - 3:30pm doors at 12:30pm $20/$18 VJS/$15 Students

Mar
16
2019

Ivonne Hernandez Band w. Oliver Swain

St. Patrick's Day Party! Ivonne Hernandez has mastered Canada’s traditional fiddle music. She embodies the country’s 21st century multicultural...
8:00pm - 11:00pm doors at 6:00pm

Mar
15
2019

Fawn Fritzen Quartet w. David Restivo

Fawn Fritzen(Vocals) David Restivo (piano), Kelby MacNayr (drums) John Lee (bass) Fawn Fritzen once disdained the label “feminist”, but ti...
8:00pm - 10:30pm doors at 6:00pm $20/ VJS $18

Mar
14
2019

Tia Brazda

Jazz-pop songstress TIA BRAZDA returns to Hermann’s Jazz Club in Victoria on Thursday, March 14th as part of her spring BC tour. She brings with her...
7:30pm - 10:30pm doors at 6:00pm $25 / $22 VJS / $18

Mar
13
2019

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

$10

Mar
9
2019

The Nick La Riviere Band

The Nick La Riviere Band is back at Hermann’s for 2 nights! Featuring some of Victoria and Vancouver’s best players, the band takes its influence...
8:00pm - 11:00pm doors at 6:00pm $22/$20 Students/UJAM/VJS

Mar
9
2019

Mike Broadly and the Dixie Boppers

1:30pm - 3:30pm doors at 12:30pm $12

Mar
8
2019

The Nick La Riviere Band

The Nick La Riviere Band is back at Hermann’s for 2 nights! Featuring some of Victoria and Vancouver’s best players, the band takes its influence...
8:00pm - 11:00pm doors at 6:00pm $22/$20 Students/UJAM/VJS

Mar
7
2019

Ideafest 2019: Smart Materials for Better Lives

Catch a glimpse of healthcare's future from the UVic researchers and students transforming it through innovations in "smart materials." Presentation h...
6:30pm - 8:30pm doors at 5:00pm

Mar
6
2019

Tom Vickery Jam Session

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

Mar
5
2019

Cafe Historique - Dr. David Zimmerman, “From Mulberries to Calvados: Touring the Beaches and Other Sites in Normandy”

Following on the success of the 2017-18 season's theme, "The Traveller's Guide to History: Great Cities", this year we continue the travel theme and i...
6:30pm - 8:00pm doors at 5:00pm

Mar
5
2019

BBBBBB - Bryn Badel Big Band Birthday Bash: Island Big Band, Bryn Badel, Ryan Tandy, Al Vance, Tom Vickery, And Suprise Guests

A Special Birthday Celebration Concert featuring suprise guests including some of the most wonderful musician's in Victoria.
8:30 - 11:00 doors at 8:00 $10.00