As Canada’s longest continuously operating jazz club, Hermann’s Jazz Club in Victoria BC has held an important position in the West Coast jazz scene for 37 years.
It’s been a source of work, a laboratory for experimentation, and a friendly hang-out for local musicians. It’s also an education center for jazz students, who can listen, learn and participate with professionals. And it’s an intimate venue for visiting national and international jazz acts.
Since the death of the club’s founder Hermann Nieweler in 2015, the future of this community resource has been uncertain. Now there’s an urgent effort to save Hermann’s Jazz Club.