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 and our community is trying to preserve the venue. https://jazzonview.com/

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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Oct
21
2017

Tim Tamashiro

Jazz vocalist Tim Tamashiro is a jazz evangelist who strives to make jazz music fun and accessible. Perhaps b...
8:00 PM doors at 6:00 PM Presented by: Victoria Jazz Society $22.00 advance/VJS members ($25 at the door) Tickets at: Victoria Jazz Society, McPherson Box Office

Oct
20
2017

Pablo Cardenas Quartet: Pablo Cardenas Plays Oscar Peterson

8pm doors at 6pm $20

Oct
19
2017

Jazz Festivals Canada Showcase: Marc Atkinson Trio, Maya Rae, Adam Robert Thomas, Misha Piatigorsky Trio

For the fourth consecutive year, the Victoria Jazz Society will be hosting Jazz Festivals Canada’s annual ne...
7:30 PM doors at 5:30 PM Presented by: Jazz Festivals Canada $15 advance/VJS member ($20 door) Tickets at: Victoria Jazz Society, McPherson Box Office

Oct
18
2017

Jazz Festivals Canada Showcase: John Stetch Trio, Katherine Penfold, Carol Welsman

For the fourth consecutive year, the Victoria Jazz Society will be hosting Jazz Festivals Canada’s annual ne...
7:30 pm doors at 5:30 pm Presented by: Jazz Festivals Canada $15 advance/VJS member ($20 door) Tickets at: Victoria Jazz Society, McPherson Box Office

Oct
17
2017

Jazz Festivals Canada Showcase: Ghost-Note, Yotam Silberstein, Elise Trouw, Ron-Artis II, Lucy Woodward, Mark Lettieri

Tuesday, October 17 - Jazz Festivals Canada Showcase An evening of Snarky Puppy spin-off bands presented b...
7:30 PM doors at 5:30 PM Presented by: Jazz Festivals Canada $15 advance/VJS member ($20 door) Tickets at: Victoria Jazz Society, McPherson Box Office

Oct
16
2017

The Misha Pitigorsky Trio

New York based pianist Misha Piatigorsky thrills audiences with his cutting-edge, genre-blurring jazz, virtuo...
8pm doors at 6pm $25/$20 VJS/$15 students

Oct
15
2017

Dixieland & Swing:: CanUS with guest Al Pease

And the jazz lives on! The many, many years of performing in this delightful jazz club in Victoria that has ...
3pm - 6pm doors at 2pm $12.00

Oct
15
2017

The Misha Pitigorsky Trio

New York based pianist Misha Piatigorsky thrills audiences with his cutting-edge, genre-blurring jazz, virtuo...
8pm doors at 6:30pm $25/$20 VJS/$15 students

Oct
14
2017

The HiFi: Nick La Riviere, 'Art Booker', Damian Graham, Ryan Tandy

The HiFi featuring Nick La Riviere, Damian Graham, 'Art Booker', and Ryan Tandy are at it again! As usual, the...
8pm doors at 6pm $20

Oct
14
2017

GASBT plays Gershwin: Great American Song Book Trio plays Gershwin

2pm doors at 1pm $20/$18/$12

Oct
13
2017

The HiFi: Nick La Riviere, 'Art Booker', Damian Graham, Ryan Tandy

The HiFi featuring Nick La Riviere, Damian Graham, 'Art Booker', and Ryan Tandy are at it again! As usual, the...
8pm doors at 6pm $20

Oct
12
2017

Penthouse Serenade: David Vest

Show description: Join "The In Crowd" in a well-hidden skyscraper somewhere on "Route 66," while David and hi...
8pm doors at 6pm $20

Oct
11
2017

Tom Vickery Trio (Jazz Jam)

Join host/pianist Tom Vickery, bassist Rob Johnson and drummer Kelby MacNayr for one of our favorite jazz nigh...
8pm doors at 6pm $8/$5 student Free after 10 PM

Oct
10
2017

Café Scientifique Finding hidden active faults on Vancouver island”: Kristin Morell, School of Earth and Ocean Science

“Finding hidden active faults on Vancouver island”
6:30pm doors at 5:30pm Free by registration

Oct
10
2017

Swinging Martini Tuesdays: Tony Genge, John Lee, featured guests

Yes folks Hermann's features a night of swinging jazz with special guests each week and martini features. Lets...
8pm doors at 6pm $10/$8 students

Oct
8
2017

El Grupo Cubano-Brisas del Palmar

Direct From Santiago de Cuba El Grupo Cubano Brisas del Palmar
8pm doors at 6pm $20

Oct
7
2017

Don Ross , Callum Graham

DON ROSS Don Ross began playing guitar virtually by accident. There was always a lot of music around the...
7:30pm doors at 5:30pm Presented by: Ghostfinger Productions $35 Tickets at: The McPherson Box Office at Centennial Square, by phone 250-386-6121

Oct
6
2017

Celebrating Sonny Greenwich: Mike Allen Quartet, Miles Black, Steve Holy, Dave Robbins

Legacy Jazz Series is proud to present internationally-acclaimed Canadian jazz saxophonist Mike Allen and his ...
8pm doors at 6pm $20

Oct
5
2017

Maureen Washington & Daniel Cook Quintet (with), Ryan Tandy, Damian Graham, Jerry Cook

Maureen Washington and Daniel Cook: Their musical collaboration is best described as ‘Funkified Urban Jazz...
6pm $20/$15 students

Oct
4
2017

Tom Vickery Trio (Jazz Jam)

Join host/pianist Tom Vickery, bassist Rob Johnson and drummer Kelby MacNayr for one of our favorite jazz nigh...
8pm doors at 6pm $8/$5 student Free after 10 PM