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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Sep
18
2020

The Ryan Oliver Quartet's 4th Annual Birthday Tribute to John Coltrane

Livestream + In Person
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 In person / Donation suggested for live-stream

Sep
17
2020

Jazz Flute Reimagined (The Victoria Edition)

Livestream + In Person
The Victoria Edition of Jazz Flute Reimagined will channel the sounds of Latin Jazz with this superbly talented group of artists. Jeremy Price (fl...
7:30pm - 9:00pm doors at 6:30pm $22 In person / Donation suggested for live-stream

Sep
16
2020

Kelby MacNayr SoulTet feat Miguelito Valdes

Livestream + In Person
Drummer Kelby MacNayr's All-Star Quartet dedicated to celebrating old-school Groove + Soul from featuring Cuban trumpet sensation Miguelito Valdes, pi...
7:30pm - 9:00pm doors at 6:30pm $20 / $12 Students In person / Donation Suggested for Live stream

Sep
13
2020

The Kingpins

Livestream + In Person
The Kingpins are a high powered horn-driven band that swept through the Vancouver, BC music scene like a house on fire from 2000-2005. When the lion...
7:30pm - 9:00pm doors at 6:30pm $20 In person / Donation Suggested for Live stream

Sep
12
2020

Pretzel Logic Orchestra

Livestream + In Person
The Pretzel Logic Orchestra Live and Livestream at Hermann's Jazz Club on Sept 11/12 playing the fabulous music of Steely Dan! Only 50 tickets per nig...
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm doors at 6:30pm $25 In person / Donation Suggested for Live stream

Sep
11
2020

Pretzel Logic Orchestra

Livestream + In Person
The Pretzel Logic Orchestra Live and Livestream at Hermann's Jazz Club on Sept 11/12 playing the fabulous music of Steely Dan! Only 50 tickets per nig...
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm doors at 6:30pm $25 In person / Donation Suggested for Live stream

Sep
10
2020

Canadian Beauty Presents: A Tribute to Grateful Dead's Americana/Folk Era

Livestream + In Person
Lucky Budd (guitar and vocals) Chris Van Sickle (piano, Hammond organ and vocals) Marc Jenkins (guitar, pedal steel and vocals) Geoff Howe (bass an...
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm doors at 6:30pm $25 In person / Donation Suggested for Live stream

Sep
9
2020

Tom Vickery Trio

Livestream + In Person
Tom Vickery Trio is back in action! This show will be fun and wonderful! Tom Vickery, Rob Johnson and Dave Emery are an incredible trio that has so mu...
7:30pm - 9:30pm doors at 6:30pm $12 In person / Donation Suggested for Live stream

Sep
8
2020

Karel Roessingh Plays Music From 50 Years O' Gigs

Livestream
Karel Roessingh, joined by Joey Smith and Kelby MacNayr, plays music from Karel's 50 years as a professional musician, beginning with his very first p...
7:30pm - 9:00pm Donation suggested for live-stream

Sep
6
2020

CanUS & Friends

Livestream + In Person
Another chance for you either to come back to Hermann’s Jazz Club and enjoy the live music again - or be able to watch the show live streaming in th...
1:30pm - 3:00pm doors at 12:30pm $15 Plus $2.50 surcharge and GST In person / Donation suggested for live-stream

Sep
5
2020

The Grand Victorian Opry

Livestream + In Person
Featuring Oliver Swain, Jaron Freeman-Fox, Jenny Lester, Old Paint Duo, Mike Craft & Special Guests In the grand tradition of the Opry, some of Canad...
7:30pm - 9:00pm doors at 6:30pm $25 In person / Donation Suggested for Live stream Advanced

Sep
4
2020

Maureen Washington Quintet

Livestream + In Person
Award winning, International Jazz and Blues artist, Maureen Washington is one of Vancouver Island's most sought after vocalists. Her rich tones and ca...
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm doors at 6:30pm $25 In person / Donation Suggested for Live stream Advanced

Sep
3
2020

Tribute to the Ella Fitzgerald Song Book: Angela Verbrugge, Joey Smith, Tony Genge

Livestream + In Person
The Ella Fitzgerald Song Books were a series of studio albums released in the 50s and 60s, each focused on a beloved composer. On this special evening...
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm doors at 6:30pm $20 In person / Donation Suggested for Live stream Advanced

Sep
2
2020

Tony Genge/ Kelby MacNayr Organ Trio

Livestream + In Person
Tony Genge/ Kelby MacNayr Organ Trio feat. Roy Styffe Tony Genge - Organ Kelby MacNayr - drums with special guest Roy Styffe - sax One of th...
7:30pm - 9:00pm doors at 6:30pm $20 In person / Donation Suggested for Live stream

Aug
29
2020

David Vest: Vest Plays Monk (Part 2)

Livestream + In Person
You can donate directly to the musicians and this venue at ArtsOnView.ca/Donate Vest Plays Monk (Part 2) The David Vest Trio plays the music of ...
7:30pm - 9:00pm doors at 6:30pm $25 In person / Donation Suggested for Live stream Advanced Tickets available

Aug
28
2020

Friday Night Blues with Auntie Kate and the Uncles of Funk

Livestream + In Person
A night of funky Blues and R&B at Hermann! ...
7:30pm - 9:00pm doors at 6:30pm $20 In person / Donation Suggested for Live stream Advanced Tickets available

Aug
27
2020

Hermann's Hot Club Featuring Nick La Riviere and Club Voltaire Hosted by the Victoria Django Society

Livestream + In Person
You can donate directly to the musicians and this venue at ArtsOnView.ca/Donate Hermann's Hot Club Featuring Nick La Riviere and Club Voltaire Hos...
7:30pm - 9:00pm doors at 6:30pm $25 In person / Donation Suggested for Live stream Advanced Tickets available

Aug
26
2020

Louise Rose Alone Together: Episode Five - ALL REQUEST SHOW

Livestream + In Person
ALONE TOGETHER: EPISODE FIVE... ALL REQUEST at Hermann’s Jazz Club is an in person event that will also be live-streamed with an online audience. Lo...
7:30pm - 9:00pm doors at 6:30pm $20 In person / Donation Suggested for Live stream Advanced Tickets available

Aug
25
2020

Three Community Band Charity Fundraiser Power Hour!

Livestream
Three community bands directed by trombonist Nick La Riviere come together for a new kind of livestreaming event. Nick and other members of his commun...
7:30pm - 9:00pm By Donation

Aug
23
2020

DOUBLE BILL: Wes Carroll Confabulation & David Santana Trio

Livestream + In Person
WES CARROLL Guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Wes Carroll honed his craft at Vancouver Island University’s jazz studies program (2014) and is curr...
7:30pm - 9:30pm doors at 6:30pm $20 In person / Donation suggested for live-stream