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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Dec
1
2020

Vancouver Island Repertory Jazz Orchestra - “A History of Big Band Swing”

Cancelled Livestream
The UJAM (Universal Jazz Advocates and Mentors) Society is proud to sponsor and present the Vancouver Island Repertory Jazz Orchestra's: “A History ...
7:30pm - 9:00pm doors at 6:30pm By Donation

Nov
29
2020

Marvin Thiele Quintet EP Release Show

Moved Online Livestream
Marvin Thiele, a jazz pianist studying at the Berklee College of Music, presents a night of standards and originals to celebrate the upcoming release ...
7:30pm - 9:00pm doors at 6:30pm $15

Nov
29
2020

Louis Rudner & Ashley Wey Duo: Louis Rudner, Ashley Wey

Moved Online Livestream
Featuring: Louis Rudner - Bass Ashley Wey - Piano
1:30pm - 3:00pm doors at 12:30pm $20

Nov
28
2020

Ryan Oliver Soul Jazz Organ Quartet

Moved Online Livestream
Tough toned, Juno-nominated saxophonist Ryan Oliver honed his craft living on Canada’s west coast, and in Amsterdam, Toronto and New York and has pe...
7:30pm - 9:00pm doors at 6:30pm $25

Nov
27
2020

Caleb Hart LIVE at Hermann's

Cancelled Livestream + In Person
With nearly 1000 live performances since 2013 under his belt, Caleb Hart continually proves himself a captivating, passionate, and versatile performer...
6:00pm - 7:15pm doors at 5:00pm $20

Nov
27
2020

Caleb Hart LIVE at Hermann's

Moved Online Livestream
With nearly 1000 live performances since 2013 under his belt, Caleb Hart continually proves himself a captivating, passionate, and versatile performer...
7::30pm - 9:00pm doors at 8:15pm $20

Nov
26
2020

Oliver Swain

Moved Online Livestream
Join Oliver Swain for an exploration of voice and songwriting with String Bass, Open-Back Banjo, Guitar and Loop Station 7:30-8:15 (75min) Multi-I...
7:30pm - 9:00pm doors at 6:30pm $25

Nov
25
2020

Louise Rose Alone Together: Episode 8

Moved Online Livestream
ALONE TOGETHER: EPISODE EIGHT at Hermann’s Jazz Club is an in person event that will also be live-streamed with an online audience. Louise Rose is a...
7:30pm - 9:00pm doors at 6:30pm $20

Nov
24
2020

The Narissa Young Trio

Cancelled Livestream
An evening of torchy favourites from this Vancouver Island vocalist. An accomplished, versatile vocalist, Narissa sings in English, French and Spanish...
7:30pm - 9:00pm doors at 6:30pm $22

Nov
22
2020

Tower of Song: A Creative Tribute to Leonard Cohen Featuring Oliver Swain & Glenna Garramone

Moved Online Livestream
"I said to Hank Williams, how lonely does it get? Hank Williams hasn't answered yet But I hear him coughing all night long A hundred floors above m...
7:30pm - 9:00pm doors at 6:30pm $25

Nov
21
2020

David Gogo Band

Moved Online Livestream
The David Gogo Trio has been champing at the bit to rock the people for many moons, and they finally get the chance on Nov. 21! Marisha Devoin on bass...
7:30pm - 9:00pm doors at 6:30pm $25

Nov
20
2020

Pablo Cardenas Present "Afro-Cuban Portrait”

Moved Online Livestream
The history of Afro-Cuban folklore is full of incredible music with a high influence from many African regions, an endless universe of percussive melo...
7:30pm - 9pm doors at 5:00pm $25

Nov
20
2020

Pablo Cardenas Present "Afro-Cuban Portrait”

Moved Online Livestream
The history of Afro-Cuban folklore is full of incredible music with a high influence from many African regions, an endless universe of percussive melo...
7:30pm - 9pm doors at 7:30pm $25

Nov
19
2020

Canadian Beauty aka Ragged Glory's tribute to Neil Young

Livestream + In Person
Going strong for over 20 years, Ragged Glroy's Neil Young tribute will feature plenty of the vocal harmonies and pedal steel heard on his early 70's r...
7:30pm - 9:00pm doors at 6:30pm $25

Nov
18
2020

Community Night: Tom Vickery Trio F Andy Ferris

Livestream + In Person
This show is a special presentation for you! This show is a sponsored show that is offered by donation to Arts On View. Seating is first come first se...
7:30pm - 9:00pm doors at 6:30pm By Donation to Arts On View

Nov
17
2020

PIERRE SCHRYER - SOLO

Sold Out Livestream + In Person
Pierre Schryer, fiddler extraordinaire, is going SOLO! fiddle, backing tracks & foot percussion Pierre will be performing BC venues from November...
7:30pm - 9:00pm doors at 6:30pm $20 / $15 Youth & Children (16 & under) / $25 Door at the door only.

Nov
16
2020

PIERRE SCHRYER - SOLO

Livestream + In Person
Pierre Schryer, fiddler extraordinaire, is going SOLO and is on a tour of Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast and Mainland BC. Happy to hav...
7:30pm - 9:00pm doors at 6:30pm $20

Nov
15
2020

Heather@Hermann’s: With Love

Livestream + In Person
Comfort Songs to Curl Up With on a Sunday Evening! Jan Stirling, piano - Joey Smith, bass - Damian Graham, drums - Miguelito Valdes, Conga/Trumpet
7:30pm - 9:00pm doors at 6:30pm $25

Nov
15
2020

Blackstick F. LLOYD ARNTZEN & AL PEASE

Livestream + In Person
Classics from the Golden Age of Jazz! Lloyd Arntzen (cl,sax), Al Pease (cl,sax), Tom Vickery (pno), Avram McCagherty (banjo), Don Cox (bass)
1:30pm - 3:30pm doors at 12:30pm $12

Nov
14
2020

The Nick La Riviere Band - Hugh Fraser Tribute

Livestream + In Person
The Nick La Riviere Band will be back at Hermann’s Jazz Club on November 14th – with a few changes to keep everyone safe! There is now a 50 person...
6:00pm - 7:15pm doors at 5:00pm $25