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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Feb
18
2020

Cafe Scientifique - Brent Godau: Next Generation Wound Dressings for Connected Health

Join us to hear Brent Godau, R&D Analyst at 4M BioTech, discuss: Next Generation Wound Dressings for Connected Health. Doors open at 5:00pm and the...
6:00pm - 7:00pm doors at 5:00pm

Feb
16
2020

An Intimate Evening with Grapefruit is Impossible

Grapefruit Is Impossible's music is a creative fusion of jazz and hip-hop, as well as funk, and soul. They are a very interactive, engaging band, who'...
7:30pm - 10:30pm doors at 5:30pm $10-$20 Sliding Scale

Feb
16
2020

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

1:30pm - 3:30pm doors at 12:30pm $15

Feb
15
2020

Emilie-Claire Barlow

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“Her devastating chops let her zip through the changes like a trumpeter, hitting all the high notes with the clarity and accuracy of Dizzy Gillespie...
7:30pm - 10:00pm doors at 5:30pm Presented by: Victoria Jazz Society $32 ADVANCE/VJS MEMBERS/STUDENTS | $35 AT THE DOOR (service charges apply at the Royal & McPherson Box Office) Tickets at: Victoria Jazz Society, McPherson Box Office

Feb
15
2020

The Great American Songbook Trio w Louise Rose

Continuing the theme of Valentine's Day, Louise Rose and band will be tributing to romantic songs from back in the day! Bringing together three of the...
1:30pm - 3:30pm doors at 12:30pm $20/18 VJS, UJam/ kids 12 and under free

Feb
14
2020

Valentine's Day Special Double Bill: Mike Murley w. Harrison Squared plus The Shanna Dance Jazz Quartet

To make your Dinner Reservation after purchasing your tickets please email info@hermannsjazz.com This exciting Valentine's Day Show is a double bil...
6:30pm - 11pm doors at 5:30pm $32 and later less than that at the door only.

Feb
13
2020

The Blue Hearts

Mark Comerford: Guitar & Percussion, Vocals, and Big Hank Lionhart: Lead Vocals. Mark and Hank are both members of RCA recording artists, Uncle Wiggl...
7:30pm - 10:30pm doors at 5:30pm $20 Adv / $25 Door

Feb
12
2020

Hermann's Jazz Jam:: Tom Vickery Trio

Come down to Hermann's for the legendary Tom Vickery Jazz Jam! Hermann's Jazz Club is proud of having the longest running regular jazz jam in the coun...
7:30pm - 10:30pm doors at 5:30pm $10

Feb
11
2020

Cafe Scientifique - Neil Burford: A Chemist's Journey of Discovery Towards New Compounds & MaterialsTBA

Join us to hear Dr. Neil Burford, Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry, discuss: A chemist's journey of discovery towards new compounds ...
6:00pm - 7:00pm doors at 5:00pm

Feb
10
2020

ALL TOGETHER NOW CHOIR - ALL TOGETHER NOW SINGS DOLLY PARTON'S 9 TO 5!

To make your Dinner Reservation after purchasing your tickets please email info@hermannsjazz.com All Ages, fully accessible venue! Singing at 7:30p...
7:30pm - 10:30pm doors at 5:30pm $10

Feb
9
2020

Maria Manna's Southern Gospel Revival f. April Gislason

Come to the Church of Hermann's and enjoy music to inspire the the heart and feed the soul! Maria Manna April Gislason - Vocals Ashley Wey - Pian...
1:30pm - 3:00pm doors at 12:30pm Suggested Donation of $10-15 - Pay what you can!

Feb
8
2020

Pretzel Logic Orchestra

Playing the music of STEELY DAN. Pretzel Logic has changed the reservation system for their shows. To reserve a ticket please email pretzellogic@shaw....
7:30pm - 10:30pm doors at 5:30pm $25 Tickets at: pretzellogic@shaw.ca, 250 589-0545

Feb
7
2020

Pretzel Logic Orchestra

Playing the music of STEELY DAN. Pretzel Logic has changed the reservation system for their shows. To reserve a ticket please email pretzellogic@shaw....
7:30pm - 10:30pm doors at 5:30pm $25 Tickets at: pretzellogic@shaw.ca, 250 589-0545

Feb
6
2020

UJAM: 5:00-7:00pm Student Jam & 7:30-10:30pm Instrumental/Vocal Jam with Mentor John Lee

5:00-7:00pm This is the time that UJAM has a monthly Club Night for the UJAM Young All Stars! This is an incredible all star group of students from ma...
5:00pm - 10:30pm doors at 4:30pm Presented by: Universal Jazz Advocates & Mentors (U-JAM) Society $10/$5 U-Jam Members

Feb
5
2020

Kelby MacNayr Soultet f. Miguelito Valdes

Drummer Kelby MacNayr's All-Star Quartet dedicated to celebrating old-school Groove, Soul & jazz featuring Cuban trumpet sensation Miguelito Valdes, ...
7:30pm - 10:30pm doors at 5:30pm $20/18 VJS, UJam, $12 stud, low income

Feb
4
2020

Cafe Historique: Dr Martin Bunton

Eventbrite is forthcoming. Dr Martin Bunton explores the strange story of how history and politics combined to create unclaimed territory in the mo...
6:00pm - 7:00pm doors at 5:00pm free

Feb
4
2020

Passages - Album Release Concert: Gord & Olivier Clements Quintet

On February 4th Gord and Olivier Clements will return to Hermann’s Jazz Club to release their very first collaborative album, “Passages”. After...
8:00pm - 10:30pm doors at 7:30pm 20$/15$ (students)

Feb
3
2020

Mini-Concert & Open Trad Music Session: Fiddle Connections w. Special Guest Scottish Fiddler Gavin Duncan: Pierre Schryer

Pierre Schryer’s Fiddle Connections Mini-Concert & Open Trad Music Session First Monday of every Month at Hermann’s Jazz Club! Master fiddl...
7:00pm - 10:30 pm doors at 6:00pm $12 General/$10 for Session Participants

Feb
2
2020

THE ART OF TRIO: JOHN LEE

John Lee - PIANO Kosma Busheikin - BASS Ethan Olynyk - DRUMS Multi-instrumentalist JOHN LEE presents a concert featuring a vast repertoire of com...
7:30pm - 10:30pm doors at 5:30pm $20 /$15 Students & VJS

Feb
2
2020

Dixieland Matinee with CanUS: Donnie Clark & Jim Armstrong

Hermann’s Jazz Club is proud to present two of Vancouver's top dixieland jazz musicians: Donnie Clark, trumpet and Jim Armstrong, trombone & vocals ...
1:30 - 3:30 doors at 12:30 $15