History

Hermann’s Jazz Club began nearly 40 years ago, on February 25, 1981, at the Bastion Inn on Government St, when German entrepreneur 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 lounge. Hermann’s love for a good party, lively music and happy patrons led to his establishment of 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 St 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. From 2015 to 2019 his family faced many issues but have remained dedicated to their father's legacy. After running a successful fundraising campaign the non-profit Jazz On View Society has taken over as of July 15th 2019. We will continue to operate Hermann's as a community spirited venue with the support of the venue's generous patrons.

Many nationally and internationally acclaimed acts have graced our stage over the years. Longtime local bands continue to play at the club, including CanUS, Dixieland Express, the Tom Vickery Trio and local legend/reedman Al Pease . Multiple generations of musicians interact and perform at this local institution and contribute to its role as an incubator of local talent. These musicians have travelled the world and helped to put Victoria on the national and international music map, while helping attract renowned local transplants such as David Vest from the USA, Michael Kaeshammer from Germany and Pablo Cardenas from Cuba. With world class acoustics, a relaxed atmosphere, and top notch cuisine, Hermann's Jazz Club is a landmark in the world of modern live performance.

 

 

 

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Recent Events

Mar
28
2020

The Great American Songbook Trio w Louise Rose

Cancelled
Three of the West Coast's top jazz musicians get together to celebrate and explore the vast resource of emotion, story and melody that is the Great Am...
1:30pm - 3:30pm doors at 12:30pm $20/18 VJS, UJam/ kids 12 and under free

Mar
28
2020

JOHN KASTELIC AND THE BLACK DOG STRING QUARTET "Folk Songs & Brahms"

Cancelled
**If you have purchased tickets for this show, you will be contacted shortly directly.** Available online at http://caravanbc.com/2019/12/black-dog...
7:30pm - 10:30pm doors at 5:30pm Tickets $20 Advance / $25 Door / Students $5 Discount

Mar
27
2020

The Victoria Django Society Presents Hermann's Hot Club

Re-Scheduled
**If you have purchased tickets for this show, you will be contacted shortly directly.** Featuring Daniel Lapp with Club Voltaire! World renowned ...
7:30pm - 9:30pm doors at 5:30pm By Donation

Mar
26
2020

The Jeremy Ledbetter Trio w. Larnell Lewis & Rich Brown

Cancelled
**If you have purchased tickets for this show, you will be contacted shortly directly.** “Best Jazz Albums of 2018″ – Brad Barker, Jazz FM91 ...
7:30pm - 10:30pm doors at 5:30pm $25 Adv/$30 Door

Mar
25
2020

Kelby MacNayr featuring special guest Kansas City sax great - Dan Thomas!: Kelby MacNayr, Dan Thomas, Tony Genge, Scott White

Cancelled
Kelby MacNayr presents a special night featuring special guest Kansas City sax great Dan Thomas in an evening of swinging, sophisticated, world-class ...
7:30 - 10:00 doors at 6:00 Presented by: Hermann's Jazz Club, Kelby MacNayr $20/18/12

Mar
24
2020

Better Left Unsaid, Mollie Kaye Sings It Instead!

Cancelled 7:30pm - 10:30pm doors at 5:30pm

Mar
23
2020

All Together Now Sings ~ Green Day's When I Come Around

Cancelled
**If you have purchased tickets for this show, you will be contacted shortly directly.** Oh are we going to have fun! With Green Days' pop-punk ban...
7:30pm - 10:30pm doors at 5:30pm $10

Mar
22
2020

Sunday Brunch Matinee w. Tom Vickery & The Al Pease Quartet

Cancelled
Back at it again by popular demand!
1:30pm - 3:30pm doors at 12:30pm $15

Mar
22
2020

A Special Night Of Music: The Unfaithful Servants, Bill Johnson

Re-Scheduled
**If you have purchased tickets for this show, you will be contacted shortly directly.** Very Excited to announce our next Victoria concert. March ...
7:30 - 10:30 doors at 5:30 Presented by: Cascadia Concerts $20 Advance, $25 at the door

Mar
21
2020

Tribute to Buena Vista Social Club & Ruben Gonzales: Pablo Cardenas

Cancelled
A great night of music ahead. Pablo Cardenas & The West Coast Cuban Orchestra assembles a band of extraordinary skill to bring you a tribute to the le...
7:30pm - 10:30pm doors at 5:30pm $25 / $15 Students

Mar
21
2020

A Tribute to Buena Vista Social Club & Ruben Gonzales: Pablo Cardenas, The West Coast Cuban Orchestra

Cancelled
Pablo Cardenas & The West Coast Cuban Orchestra plays a tribute to the legendary Buena Vista Social Club & Ruben Gonzales at Hermann's Jazz Club. Even...
7:30pm - 10:30pm doors at 5:30pm Presented by: Pablo Cardenas $25 doors / $15 students at the door only.

Mar
20
2020

“A Change Is Gonna Come”: David Vest

Cancelled
Once upon a time, the answer wasn’t just blowin’ in the wind — it was playing on the radio. David and his band revisit the Blues, R&B, Soul and ...
7:30pm - 10:30pm doors at 5:30pm $25

Mar
19
2020

Molly Johnson

Cancelled
The Victoria Jazz Society regretfully announces that the Molly Johnson’s sold out performance at Hermann’s Jazz Club on Thursday, March 19 has bee...
7:30pm - 10:00pm doors at 5:30pm Presented by: Victoria Jazz Society $42 advance/VJS members/students | $45 at the door (service charges apply at the Royal & McPherson Box Office) Tickets at: Victoria Jazz Society, McPherson Box Office

Mar
18
2020

CANCELLED Tom Vickery Trio & Jazz Jam 35th Anniversary

Tom has welcomed thousands of musicians to Hermann’s stage for the Tom Vickery Trio & Jazz Jam . This year marks 35 years for this jam. People ...
7:30pm - 10:30pm doors at 7:00pm By Donation to Arts On View Society

Mar
18
2020

CANCELLED Student Jam

We are bringing back the Student Jam that Dave Flello ran for 2 decades. Hosted by Louis Rudner and Ashley Wey, this event is all ages, from any schoo...
5:30pm - 7:00pm doors at 5:00pm

Mar
17
2020

POSTPONED TO NOV 17! An Evening of Irish music & Festivities w. Pierre Schryer, Adam Dobres & Friends

To make your Dinner Reservation after purchasing your tickets please email info@hermannsjazz.com " Please keep your tickets and we will Celebrate...
8:00pm - 10:30pm doors at 6:30pm $20 / $15 Youth & Children (16 & under) / $25 Door

Mar
15
2020

St. Patrick's Day Party: Oliver Swain & Ivonne Hernandez

To make your Lunch Reservation after purchasing your tickets please email info@hermannsjazz.com Ivonne Hernandez and Oliver Swain are back for anot...
2:00pm - 4:00pm doors at 12:30pm $25 Adv / $35 Will Call

Mar
15
2020

St. Patrick's Day Party: Oliver Swain & Ivonne Hernandez

To make your Lunch Reservation after purchasing your tickets please email info@hermannsjazz.com Ivonne Hernandez and Oliver Swain are back for anot...
7:30pm - 10:30pm doors at 5:30pm $25 Adv / $35 Will Call

Mar
14
2020

Chris Whitely and Diana Braithwaite

Rev yourself up for a Gold Cadillac CD Release party when Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley pull into Victoria to celebrate their highly anticipate...
7:30pm - 10:30pm doors at 5:30pm $25

Mar
13
2020

GROOVE KITCHEN'S SPRING FLING DANCE

Groove Kitchen, one of Victoria's most popular funk bands, roars back into Hermann's for another dance-happy Spring Fling show. Fans of funk, soul, a...
7:30pm - 10:30pm doors at 5:30pm $25 Adv / $30 Door