History

Hermann’s Jazz Club began 36 years ago at the Bastion Inn when 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. Hermann’s love for a good party, the music and the patrons had him establish 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 street 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. His family continues to be dedicated to this very special venue.

Many nationally and internationally acclaimed acts have graced our stage. Long time bands at the club include CanUS Hot Jazz Band, the Tom Vickery Trio and Dixieland Express. Now there are another two generations of musicians performing in what is an ever growing list of wonderful performers and good times. As a music listening room with a casual atmosphere, today Hermann's Jazz Club is a landmark in the world of modern live performance.

 

 

 

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Recent Events

Jun
19
2018

Martini Tuesdays with THE TRIO!: Tony Genge, John Lee, Kelby MacNayr

8pm doors at 6pm $10.00

Jun
18
2018

UJAM with Matthew Howe

June – We wind up our Club Night season with a return visit from singer, dancer, actor, and all-around fabulous guy Matthew Howe! Check out Matth...
7:30 doors at 5:30pm $10/$5 U-Jam Members

Jun
17
2018

Sunday Session: Blue Note Repertory All Stars

7pm doors at 6:30pm $20/18/12

Jun
17
2018

Dixieland & Swing: CanUS & Jim Armstrong

A Fathers Day event for Jazzy Dads! CanUS welcomes Jim Armstrong on trombone and vocals. 15 years of touring with CanUS and appearing on all 8 CanUS C...
3 pm - 6 pm doors at 2 pm Presented by: Hermann's Jazz Clubat the door only.

Jun
16
2018

Stephen Menold Quintet: Tony Genge piano Ryan Oliver Sax John Lee Drums Greg Bush Trumpet

8pm doors at 6pm $10 advanced $15 at the door

Jun
15
2018

Lester Quitzau

8pm doors at 6pm $20

Jun
13
2018

Hermann's Jazz Jam with the Tom Vickery Trio

8:00pm doors at 6:00pm $10

Jun
12
2018

Martini Tuesdays with THE TRIO!: Tony Genge, John Lee, Kelby MacNayr

8pm doors at 6pm $10.00

Jun
11
2018

Don Leppard Big Band

7:30pm doors at 5:30pm $10.00

Jun
10
2018

Sunday Session: Kelby MacNayr and Friends

7pm doors at 6:30pm $20/18/12

Jun
10
2018

Mike Broadly and The Dixieland Boppers: Pablo Cardenas on Piano

3:00pm doors at 2:00pm $12.00

Jun
9
2018

Pablo Cardenas jazzes Up Cuban & Latin Classics: Pablo Cardenas Piano, Peter Dowse Bass, Kelby MacNayr Drums, And Guests

Pablo Cardenas brings you an evening to enjoy with the best classics of all times from Cuba, Central and South America, from Classical pieces to tango...
8pm doors at 6pm $20

Jun
9
2018

The Young All-Stars

In this season’s windup concert, David Enns leads the two U-JAM Young All Stars bands in their own combo arrangements of jazz standards.
3:00pm doors at 2:00pm

Jun
8
2018

David Vest

8pm doors at 6pm $25

Jun
7
2018

Funk Night-Dowse in the House and the Lowdown w. Peter Dowse

8pm doors at 6pm $10.00

Jun
6
2018

Swiftsure Big Band with Miranda Sage

6:30pm - 8:15pm doors at 5:30pm $12.00

Jun
6
2018

Hermann's Jazz Jam with the Tom Vickery Trio

8:00pm doors at 6:00pm $10

Jun
5
2018

Martini Tuesdays with THE TRIO!: Tony Genge, John Lee, Kelby MacNayr

8pm doors at 6pm $10.00

Jun
4
2018

Jacqui Naylor with Art Khu

“Naylor remains one of the most superbly arresting vocalists around.”JazzTimes“ Naylor excels as a sensitive song interpreter with unerring i...
7:30pm doors at 5:30pm $20.00