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

May
23
2018

Hermann's Jazz Jam with the Tom Vickery Trio

8:00pm doors at 6:00pm $10.00

May
22
2018

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

8:00pm doors at 7:30pm $10

May
21
2018

UJAM Flora Scott

May – Vancouver based guitarist/ singer Flora Scott mentors as we explore the music by the latest voices and instrumentalists of jazz. Performers ...
6pm doors at 5:30pm $10/$5 U-Jam Members

May
20
2018

Dixieland & Swing CanUS Jazz Band: Guest: Jim Armstrong

Today you will have the band joined by founding member from 1991, Jim Armstrong on trombone and vocals. Years of touring with CanUS and appearing on a...
3 pm - 6 pm doors at 2 pm Presented by: Hermann's Jazz Club $12.00 at the door only.

May
20
2018

Sunday Session: Roy Styffe Trio Feat. Roy Styffe Saxophone, Bill Coon Guitar, Ken Lister Bass.

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

May
19
2018

Paul Pigat and the Smoking Jackets

8pm doors at 6pm $20

May
18
2018

Paul Pigat and the Smoking Jackets

8pm doors at 6pm $20

May
17
2018

Funk Night-Dowse in the House and the Lowdown w. Peter Dowse: Kelly Fawcett, Damian Graham, Darcy Phillips

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

May
16
2018

Hermann's Jazz Jam with the Tom Vickery Trio

8:00pm doors at 6:00pm $10.00

May
15
2018

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

8:00pm doors at 7:30pm $10

May
13
2018

Jacob Szekely Trio

The Jacob Szekely Trio has been steadily building a national following since the release of its debut album and recent shows have been standing room o...
7pm doors at 6:30 $20

May
13
2018

East Van Jug Band: Featuring Lloyd Arntzen

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

May
12
2018

Trombone Mayhem feat: Jeff Agopsowicz , Nick La Riviere

Trombone Mayhem features the blazing trombones of Nick La Riviere and Jeff Agopsowicz. Nick is a member of The Paperboys, The HiFi, and has performed ...
8pm doors at 6pm $20

May
11
2018

Pablo Cardenas Plays Jobim: Rob Johnson bass, Hector Ramos Congas, Kelby MacNayr drums

A Night to enjoy the best Bossa Novas with a tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim
8pm doors at 6pm $20

May
11
2018

Pablo Cardenas Plays The Best Of Jobim: Pablo Cardenas

Pianist Pablo Cardenas will be performing the best of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Bossa Novas and sambas mixed with Latin Jazz, Afrocuban and fusion. Rob Jo...
8pm doors at 6pm Presented by: Hermann's Jazz Club $20 at the door only.

May
10
2018

Funk Night-Dowse in the House and the Lowdown w. Peter Dowse: Kelly Fawcett, Damian Graham, Darcy Phillips

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

May
9
2018

Hermann's Jazz Jam with the Tom Vickery Trio

8:00pm doors at 6:00pm $10.00

May
8
2018

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

8:00pm doors at 7:30pm $10

May
7
2018

Mark Lewis Quartet: Tom Vickery, Rob Johnson and Dave Emery

On tour from Seattle, saxophone and flute master Mark Lewis performs throughout the U.S. to sold out shows and standing ovations, and has been active ...
8pm doors at 6pm $20

May
6
2018

Dixieland & Swing: CanUS Jazz Band: & Guest, Jim Armstrong

There are times when some of the regular CanUS Band members go to Turkey or play the Mac shows and opens space for guest artists to make special appea...
3 pm - 6 pm doors at 2 pm Presented by: Hermann's Jazz Club $12