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

Oct
21
2018

Dixieland & Swing: CanUS Quintet

With some fan support we are presenting CanUS Quintet for an October get-together for old and new friends and fans. We look forward to seeing you the...
3 pm - 6 pm doors at 2 pm Presented by: Hermann's Jazz Club $15.00 at the door only.

Oct
21
2018

Music of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers: Kelby MacNayr, Roy Styffe (Sax), Miguelito Valdes (Trumpet), Tony Genge (Piano), Peter Dowse (Bass)

Kelby MacNayr presents the music of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers! Drummer and band-leader Art Blakey was born October 11th 1919 and played with a w...
7:00pm - 10:00pm doors at 6:00pm $20/$18 VJS members/$15 Students

Oct
21
2018

The music of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers!

Kelby MacNayr & Friends present the music of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers! Drummer and band-leader Art Blakey was born October 11th 1919 and played...
7:00 - 10:00 PM doors at 5:00 Presented by: The Sunday Sessions $20/ 18 VJS, UJam, $12 stud, low income at the door only.

Oct
20
2018

David Vest Plays Van Morrison - SOLD OUT

As always with David Vest. this is no "tribute" show but an opportunity to hear David and his fine band explore yet another iconic artist’s music. T...
8:00pm - 11:00pm doors at 6:00pm $25

Oct
19
2018

Pablo Cardenas Plays Modern Monk

Rob Johnson bass Cyril Lojda drums and guest
8:00pm - 11:00pm doors at 6:00pm $20/$15 Students

Oct
18
2018

The Tony Genge Trio

8:00pm - 11:00pm doors at 6:00pm $20/$18 VJS members/$15 Students

Oct
17
2018

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

7:30pm - 11:00pm doors at 6:00pm $10

Oct
16
2018

Cafe Scientifique - "The Role in Novel Therapeutics in Cancer Treatment"

Dr. Devika Chithrani Department of Physics and Astronomy, UVic
6:30pm - 8:00pm doors at 5:00pm

Oct
13
2018

The Victoria Jazz Society Presents: Halie Loren SOLD

Justin Time recording artist and singer-songwriter Halie Loren blends jazz, pop, vibrant vocals, and authentic lyrics to create her own unique fusion ...
8:00pm - 10:30pm doors at 6:30pm $28/$25 In advance VJS and Students

Oct
12
2018

Pierre Schryer & Adam Dobres - A Night of Celtic Music!

8:00pm - 11:00pm doors at 6:00pm $20

Oct
11
2018

The Misha Piatigorsky Trio

8:00pm - 11:00pm doors at 6:30pm

Oct
10
2018

The Misha Piatigorsky Trio

8:00pm - 11:00pm doors at 6:30pm $25/$20 VJS/$10 Students

Oct
9
2018

Cafe Scientifique - Dr. Elaine Humphrey, Department of Mechanical Engineering “Adventures in Microscopy”

Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/uvic-cafe-scientifique-adventures-in-microscopy-tickets-48959962566
6:30pm - 8:00pm doors at 5:00pm By Donation

Oct
6
2018

Juno Award Winning Guitarist Lester Quitzau w. Damian Graham & Peter Dowse

8:00pm - 11:00pm doors at 6:00pm $20/$15 Students

Oct
5
2018

Kelly Fawcett: Lowdown Funky Southern Fried Soul and Jazz

Featuring Peter Dowse, Pedro Arbour, Darcy Phillips and Brooke Maxwell.
8:00pm - 11:00pm doors at 6:00pm $20

Oct
4
2018

The Tony Genge Trio

8:00pm - 11:00pm doors at 6:00pm $20/$18 VJS members/$15 Students

Oct
3
2018

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

7:30pm - 11:00pm doors at 6:00pm $10

Oct
2
2018

Cafe Historique - Dr Kristin Semmens, "TOURING THE NAZI PAST"

Following on the success of the 2017-18 season's theme, "The Traveller's Guide to History: Great Cities", this year we continue the travel theme and i...
6:30pm - 8:00pm doors at 5:00pm

Sep
30
2018

DIXIELAND EXPRESS with special guest AL PEASE

3:00pm - 6:00pm doors at 2:00pm $15

Sep
30
2018

The Sunday Sessions: Kelby MacNayr and Friends feat. Miguelito Valdes

7:00pm - 10:00pm doors at 6:00pm $20/ VJS $18/ student $12