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 Arts 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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Jul
9
2020

Susannah Adams with Karel Roessingh

Livestream
Susannah Adams, rapidly gaining a reputation for her innovative and exciting vocal explorations of jazz standards on her debut album As the Morning L...
6:00PM - 7:00PM Donation Suggested: click ticket icon

Jul
5
2020

CanUS & Friends

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It’s back to a virtual visit to Hermann's for a fun hour of traditional New Orleans Jazz and with a group of the musicians who know how to get those...
3:00pm - 4:00pm Donation Suggested: click ticket icon

Jul
4
2020

Shanna Dance & Kristina Helene- From the Heart

Moved Online Livestream
Two up and coming local songbirds join together for a paired down evening of jazz, pop and acoustic favourites. Shanna and Kristina will be joined by ...
6:00pm - 7:00pm Donation Suggested: click ticket icon

Jul
3
2020

Lester Quitzau & Damian Graham

Moved Online Livestream
Meet Canadian roots music artist and snowboarding pioneer Lester Quitzau, a mellow guy who throws down a heavy groove. In a field where intangibles li...
6:00pm - 7:00pm Donation Suggested: click ticket icon

Jun
28
2020

Avram McCagherty & Al Pease

Moved Online Livestream
Avram McCagherty is joined by the legendary Al Pease for an afternoon of Swing Music and Trad Jazz. Al Pease is one of the greatest reed players a...
3:00pm - 4:00pm Donation Suggested: click ticket icon

Jun
27
2020

Edie Daponte f. Joey Smith, Tony Genge & Damian Graham

Moved Online Livestream
Tony Genge, one of Canada’s leading jazz organists and jazz pianists joins the remarkably talented and beloved Joey Smith on guitar and the dynamic ...
6:00pm - 7:00pm Donation Suggested: click ticket icon

Jun
26
2020

Oliver Swain Solo Show

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Oliver Swain has been a celebrated musician for years, held in high regard in acoustic and folk music styles for both his astonishing instrumental and...
6:00pm - 7:00pm Donation Suggested: click ticket icon

Jun
25
2020

Nick Mintenko w. Eryn Sharpe

Moved Online Livestream
Nick will sing and perform his original music accompanied by Eryn on vocals! The set will feature sweet vocal harmonies throughout an array of composi...
6:00pm - 7:00pm Donation Suggested: click ticket icon

Jun
24
2020

Louise Rose ALONE TOGETHER

Moved Online Livestream
Please join us for a very special solo piano & voice concert featuring the one-and-only Ms Louise Rose! Alone Together; Episode Three will feature ...
7:30pm - 8:30pm Donation Suggested: click ticket icon

Jun
21
2020

Maria Manna Jazz and Gospel Show

Moved Online Livestream
Maria Manna, Ashley Wey and Louis Rudner will be LIVESTREAMING on May 17 from Hermann's Jazz Club to world! Sit back and relax and enjoy some jazz and...
3:00pm - 4:00pm Donation Suggested: click ticket icon

Jun
20
2020

The Back Alley Trio w. Special Guest Chris Whiteley

Moved Online Livestream
The Back Alley Trio are Victoria’s newest Blues band featuring bandleader Big Hank Lionhart, who is a commanding performer with his huge whiskey voi...
6:00pm - 7:00pm Donation Suggested: click ticket icon

Jun
19
2020

Micah Barnes

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This special show featuring Nylons favourites, songs from Vegas Breeze his newly released album! Born in Vienna and raised in Canada, Micah cut his ...
6:00pm - 7:00pm Donation Suggested: click ticket icon

Jun
18
2020

Lorraine Nygaard

Moved Online Livestream
Lorraine Nygaard Live-Streaming from Hermann’s! Thursday, June 18th, from 6 - 7 p.m. PST Joining Lorraine is Ashley Wey, piano & organ; Louis Rudne...
6:00pm - 7:00pm Donation Suggested: click ticket icon

Jun
14
2020

Ashley Wey & Louis Rudner Duo: All Request Hour!

Moved Online Livestream
Ashley Wey and Louis Rudner have been asked for so many requests for their next live stream show that they are doing an All Request Hour! Please get ...
3:00pm - 4:00pm Donation Suggested: click ticket icon

Jun
13
2020

Plays Jobim: Pablo Cardenas

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Pablo Cardenas will be performing on Hermann's Jazz Club live stream the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, one of the most important composers of Brazil ...
6:00pm - 7:00pm Donation Suggested: click ticket icon

Jun
12
2020

Nick La Riviere Live From Home

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Hey folks, Nick La Riviere here! While many other musicians have been doing live streaming solo shows from their own homes since the start of the pan...
6:00pm - 7:00pm Donation Suggested: click ticket icon

Jun
11
2020

Karel Roessingh & Joey Smith with Mary Byrne play Birdsong in the Parkade

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Karel Roessingh & Joey Smith with special guest Mary Byrne play Birdsong in the Parkade Very special guest flutist (or flautist, depending upon the...
6:00pm - 7:00pm Donation Suggested: click ticket icon

Jun
10
2020

Tom Vickery & Rob Johnson

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Tommy and Rob back in the club! This show will be fun and wonderful! Tom Vickery and Rob Johnson are an incredible duo that has so much fun! Straight ...
6:00pm - 7:00pm Donation Suggested: click ticket icon

Jun
7
2020

Toni Blodgett & Damian Graham

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For a nostalgic musical visit back in time, tune in to a live concert with Toni Blodgett & Damian Graham as they serve a taste of Scott Joplin, A dol...
3:00pm - 4:00pm Donation Suggested: click ticket icon

Jun
6
2020

David Vest Plays Big Joe Turner

Moved Online Livestream 6:00pm - 7:00pm Donation Suggested: click ticket icon