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. His family continues to be dedicated to this very special venue.

Many nationally and internationally acclaimed acts have graced our stage over the years. Long time local bands continue to play at the club, including CanUS, Dixieland Express and the Tom Vickery Trio. 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 accoustics, 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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Jun
23
2019

TD Victoria International JazzFest: Joe Magnarelli Quintet

“Joe Magnarelli has all the essentials one looks for in the best jazz musicians. There's his unshakeable time feel that makes his work vigorous and ...
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM doors at 6:00 PM Presented by: TD Victoria International JazzFest $42 (plus service charges if purchased through RMTS) Tickets at: Victoria Jazz Society, McPherson Box Office

Jun
22
2019

TD Victoria International JazzFest: Jacqui Naylor Quartet

“Naylor remains one of the most superbly arresting vocalists around.” – JazzTimes California-based vocalist Jacqui Naylor is not an easy arti...
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM doors at 6:00 PM Presented by: TD Victoria International JazzFest $32 (plus service charges if purchased through RMTS) Tickets at: Victoria Jazz Society, McPherson Box Office

Jun
22
2019

TD Victoria International JazzFest - Hermann's UPSTAIRS: Dominique Fils-Aimé

“A cross between moods of soul and trip hop. [Her music] is carefully constructed, with effectiveness and simplicity, reconfirming the excellent tas...
10:00 PM - 12:00 PM doors at 9:00 PM Presented by: TD Victoria International JazzFest $25 (plus service charges if purchased through RMTS) Tickets at: Victoria Jazz Society, McPherson Box Office

Jun
21
2019

TD Victoria International JazzFest: Marquis Hill Blacktet

“His music crystallizes the hard-hitting, hard-swinging spirit of Chicago jazz.” – Chicago Tribune Chicago-born, award-winning trumpeter, com...
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM doors at 6:00 PM Presented by: TD Victoria International JazzFest $42 (plus service charges if purchased through RMTS) Tickets at: Victoria Jazz Society, McPherson Box Office

Jun
20
2019

Hermann's Jazz Jam: Feat. The Tom Vickery Trio

Come down to Hermann's for the legendary Tom Vickery Jazz Jam! Hermann's Jazz Club is proud of having the longest running regular jazz jam in the coun...
7:30pm - 10:30pm doors at 6:00pm $10

Jun
19
2019

Montreal based jazz quartet: SHPIK

SHPIK creates bold and fluid music, full of soft twists and turns. Bringing a breath of fresh air to the music with their effects and inspired poetry,...
7:30pm - 10:30pm doors at 6:00 $10 Advance/$15 Door

Jun
18
2019

18 Piece Island Big Band Jazz Featuring 96 yr old Jerry Bryant and Carol Jarvie: Island Big Band

An exciting evening of classic big band Jazz. The 18 piece Island Big Band, features 96 year old Jerry Bryant along with the lovely Carol Jarvie on V...
8:00 - 10:30 doors at 7:00 $10.00

Jun
15
2019

DIXIELAND EXPRESS

1:30pm - 3:30pm doors at 12:30pm $12

Jun
15
2019

Pablo Cardenas Plays History Of Bossa Nova

A night for the best music from Brazil, music by Jobim, Sergio Mendez, Baden Powell and more. Pablo Cardenas will be accompanied by an amazing line up...
8:00pm - 11:00pm doors at 6:00pm $25/$15 Students

Jun
14
2019

Vancouver Island Dynamite

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8:00pm - 10:30pm doors at 6:00pm $12 Advance / $15 Door

Jun
14
2019

Vancouver Island Dynamite

VANCOUVER ISLAND DYNAMITE are back! This fresh five piece high-energy instrumental jazz/funk group have chosen the absolute FUNKIEST TUNES on the plan...
8pm - 11:59pm doors at 6pm $15

Jun
13
2019

5:00-7:00pm Student Jam & 7:30-10:30pm Instrumental/Vocal Jam

Club Nights are held monthly to give singers and instrumentalists, of all experience levels, an opportunity to perform with our house band and learn m...
5pm - 10pm doors at 4:30pm $10/$5 U-Jam Members

Jun
12
2019

Kelby MacNayr SoulTet featuring Miguelito Valdes!

Drummer Kelby MacNayr's All-Start Quartet dedicated to celebrating old-school Groove + Soul from featuring Cuban trumpet sensation Miguelito Valdes (B...
8:00pm - 10:30pm doors at 6:00pm $20/$18/suggested donation

Jun
11
2019

Best Coast Big Band

BCBB welcomes everyone to Hermann’s Jazz Club June 11- 7-10 pm. Come get your groove on!! The Best Coast Big Band is a recent addition to the Victo...
7:00pm - 10:00pm doors at 5:00pm $15/ $5 Students

Jun
9
2019

Unforgettable - A Tribute to Natalie Cole

**Maria Manna sings Natalie Cole with the Island Big Band at Hermann's Jazz Club** Award-winning International Jazz Vocalist and Producer Maria Manna...
7:00pm - 9:30pm doors at 6:00pm $30

Jun
8
2019

Misha Piatigorsky - From NY City

From New York - Misha Piatigorsky Trio Misha Piatigorsky piano Louis Rudner bass Jose Loria Triay drums
8:00pm - 11:00pm doors at 6:00pm $30/ $25 VJS/ $15 Student

Jun
8
2019

The Great American Songbook Trio f. Louise Rose

1:30pm - 3:30pm doors at 12:30pm $20/$18 VJS/$15 Students

Jun
7
2019

Misha Piatigorsky - From NY City

From New York - Misha Piatigorsky Trio Misha Piatigorsky piano Louis Rudner bass Jose Loria Triay drums
8:00pm - 11:00pm doors at 6:00pm $30/ $25 VJS/ $15 Student

Jun
6
2019

Sean Drabitt Quartet Featuring Steve Kaldestad

Sean is back from Seoul, Korea for a short time and is only doing a handful of gigs while back on the west coast. This last year has seen his career r...
7:30pm - 10:30pm doors at 6:00pm $20/$15 Students

Jun
5
2019

Hermann's Jazz Jam: Feat. The Tom Vickery Trio

Come down to Hermann's for the legendary Tom Vickery Jazz Jam! Hermann's Jazz Club is proud of having the longest running regular jazz jam in the coun...
7:30pm - 10:30pm doors at 7:30pm $10