Now is the time to help Hermann’s Jazz Club enrich lives for 35 Years More!
As of November 8th the owners have not responded to our request for an extension of the option agreement nor a lease agreement on the building so we must assume that our requests have been rejected by one or more of the owners.
On October 31st we delivered a ‘release’ to the owners of Hermann’s releasing them from the contract we had to purchase the building and businesses. We were unable to proceed because in spite of the tremendous support from so many people across North America we were not able to raise the $3,000,000 in pledges required to make the purchase.
The Jazz on View Society has no intention of giving up on it’s mandate to support live Jazz music performance in Victoria. We are looking at various other approaches to this issue. As a part of the release we asked the owners to consider a 6 month extension on the purchase agreement to give us time to raise the remaining pledges and/or to grant us a lease of the club so that it could continue to operate. We await their reply on this.
We will be in touch with all of you with many more details in the next days and weeks.
If you would like to read our letter to the owners you may do so by clicking on this link: RELEASE LETTER
Become a Monthly Supporter
Your monthly support will be so important as we plan for the sustainable future of Hermann’s Jazz Club. Set your level of support and that amount will be automatically billed to your credit card or debit account. You can change the amount or stop the payments at anytime.
Make a Donation
Your donation, now will help us fund the vital efforts to save Hermann’s Jazz Club forever. Donations will help with the costs of the campaign and will form a vital part of our efforts to raise the big dollars we need.
Make your pledge to Donate
PLEDGES are being raised to secure our ability to purchase the Hermann’s Jazz Club building and insure that the club will always have a home.
We are not in a position, nor do we want to be in a position, where we receive donations that we have to return because we have not raised enough to proceed. The sooner we raise the pledges needed, the sooner we can make an offer, and time is of the essence.
Make your pledge to Lend Mortgage Money
In the purchase of the shares of the companies which own Hermann’s Jazz Club by the Jazz on View Society, it may be necessary or appropriate to accept a mortgage investment. PLEDGES by those who would like to support Hermann’s by an investment in a mortgage are being raised to secure our ability to purchase the Hermann’s Jazz Club building and insure that the club will always have a home.
Make your pledge to Invest in Equity
In the purchase of the shares of the companies which own Hermann’s Jazz Club by the Jazz on View Society, it may be necessary or appropriate to accept equity investment.
Equity investment would likely follow these rules:
Equity would be in Bastion Inn Limited which is the owner of the building which houses Hermann’s Jazz Club. For the purposes of these calculations, Jazz on View Society attributes the values of the shares in the purchase as follows: Bastion Inn Limited – $2,800,000.00, the other two companies $200,000.00.
PLEDGES are being raised from those who would prefer to make an equity investment, rather than a mortgage investment or s charitable donation.
Send Letters or Video support
Hermann’s Jazz Club is a special place.
Live music venues are important to people from so many walks of life for so many reasons. I have had the liberty of seeing these letters pour in over the last few weeks and let me say it is a beautiful experience. No one person can define why Hermann’s Jazz Club is important – this is the village. Together we are telling the story of why we should save this place and what we want to protect for the future.
The number one reason to date has been mental health and well-being of audience members. Second place, opportunities for young musicians to experience the stage…third is the frustration with society’s displacement of live performance via high rise desires.
Musicians, audience members, musicologists, lovers of jazz and live music – submit your letter or video of support.
Thank you to Kim Greenwood for making available our front page image.