Letters from our Supporters

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Letters of Support
  • Arnold Cottrell Taking my 12 year old bass playing daughter to Herman’s for the first time is a memory she will never forget! Priceless. 🙂 For young musicians you can not replace this so important vibe.
  • David P. Smith When my wife and I moved here in 1991 (she wasn’t my wife then, our relationship was brand new) we lived in the Turner Apartments at the corner of Blanshard and View for one summer. We started going to the Tom Vickery night every so often and since then Hermann’s in varying degress over the ...
  • Ashley Wey Hermann’s Jazz Club is legendary institution in Canada. It has deep historical importance and is a legacy to Jazz lovers and musicians across our country. As a young girl who has played piano since I was 5 years old, I had an outstanding need of live music. My parents would take me to see shows at Hermann’s ...
  • Ian McDougall April 27,20t7 RE Hermann’s Jazz Club and other facilities therein. To whom it may concern; Hermann’s Jazz Club is of great importance to the Victoria artistic community – in fact, the rest of the Jazz world. lt is one of the “go to” venues for artists internationally. lt is not just a place where one can listen to some of the ...
  • Joan McHardy To Whom It May Concern, I want to express my gratitude for such a wonderful venue: Hermann’s Jazz Club. It is a tribute to Hermann as it reflects his spirit of generosity to be inclusive and open to good company and good music. I have spent many happy hours there. It is a place for all ...
  • Joan Looy My name is Joan Looy and I have been an active member of Hermanns Jazz Community since 1986. This is an intimate setting with great acoustics where one can join fellow music lovers who are eager to listen to quality live music. All Ages Policy and Mentoring I have watched young people being introduced to live music ...
  • Avram Devon McCagherty ( the Stomp Club, the Dixie Sweethearts and the Capital City Syncopators) My name is Avram Devon McCagherty. I am a professional musician in Victoria and I’m writing to express how deeply important I think Hermanns Jazz Club is. For me personally, as a musician, Hermanns was a place where I could hone my skills and connect with mentors in my chosen form of jazz which is ...
  • Jan Bate To whom it may concern: I am honoured to provide this letter of reference for Hermann’s Jazz Club, for Nichola Walkden, and for the Jazz on View Society. I have been producing live flamenco events in Victoria since 2013, and at Hermann’s Jazz Club since January 2014. Hermann’s Jazz Club has played a large role in the ...
  • Joan O’Connor We enjoyed beautiful music and danced at Hermann’s in our youth with our children and now, as we approach senior citizenhood, with our grandchild, who recently celebrated his second birthday there on a Sunday afternoon, surrounded by family. Sweet warm regular Hermann’s patrons, staff, and musicians shared in his laughing dancing delight and expressed their ...
  • Misha Piatigorsky Dear Hermann’s family. I write you this letter from New York City, my home. For the past 15 years I have come to Victoria in the summers and have since developed quite a relationship with not only Hermann and the club, but also the wonderful people of Victoria that have shown their immense appreciation and love ...
  • Kelly Fawcett I am writing this letter of support for the Jazz on View Society, to lend my voice to the effort to keep Hermann’s Jazz Club open and functioning as the cultural heart of downtown Victoria, which it has been for so many musicians and music fans on Vancouver Island, and for that matter in British ...
  • John Stetch As a New-York based, 6-time Juno Nominee and Steinway Artist, I hope you believe me when I say that my own experiences at Hermann’s have been among the most memorable out of hundreds of venues worldwide. Many times there, when I played, it was totally packed with such friendly warm people who just wanted to listen, ...
  • Sandra Crosson, Andre Fillion, Lillian Crosson, Stan Crosson To Hermann’s Jazz Club. This is a letter of support for the continuance of Hermann’s. My family has been going to Hermann’s for over 30 years. Attending Hermann’s is to step into a scene of culture and enjoyment. Children are welcome, so you can enjoy a musical experience with your entire family. It is all about the ...
  • Doug VanDine, on behalf of the “Groovin’ Hard Jazz Band” Subject: Strong Support for Hermann’s Jazz Club You may have already received letters of support from many musicians, bands and other organizations. However, you may not have received a letter of support from a Victoria community big band. There are, perhaps, 5 to 10 community big bands in Victoria. They typically range in size from 15 to 20 musicians, whose ...
  • Barbara Pedrick Blied Hermann’s Jazz club is a unique venue for jazz.  The first time I entered there 20 some years ago, I thought I had been transported back to the intimate jazz clubs of New York City. Hermann’s provides a classic venue for a variety of musical acts.  Hardly a week goes by that I am not in ...
  • Russ Fuller Please Help Us Save Hermann’s Jazz Club! April 25, 2017 Hermann’s Jazz Club is a magical place that Victoria needs to save! It has been Victoria’s home of live jazz music for over 35 years, and we need to preserve it now for current and future generations to enjoy and support the music. Hermann’s is THE venue ...
  • Virginia Whyte My husband and I have been long time patrons of Hermann’s, we truly enjoy the Excellent musicians’ and the atmosphere of this Venue. It is one of a kind. I feel sad that the History of Victoria with Hermann’s is going to be lost . we don’t have another place like this anywhere. I really feel ...
  • Rosa Harris I’ve been an ardent fan of Hermann’s since I arrived in Victoria in 2005. It’s a landmark and a gem. Let’;s work hard to keep it open! 
  • Shelly Carson We visited Hermanns this past weekend from out of town and attended two shows on Sunday. From the time we entered the venue, to the time we left, we were treated like family. My two sons, age 15 and 17 are jazz musicians and they were welcomed by the performers to come onto the stage ...
  • Frederick Shand I am writing to support the campaign by Jazz on View to purchase and operate Hermann’s Jazz Club (Times Colonist Feb. 16 – Group makes bid to preserve historic Hermann’s Jazz Club). Every city should have a Hermann’s, but many don’t. As one of the fortunate places that has such a treasure, we’d be very ...
  • Monica Fiederer I proudly bring friends and out-of-town guests to Hermann’s to hear excellent performances in an intimate, cozy atmosphere. A truly unique experience for everyone. I love Hermann’s.
  • Paul Wainwright I’m a freelance musician and past president of the Musicians’ Association of Victoria Local 247 Canadian Federation of Musicians. I’m writing in support of Hermann’s Jazz Club. Hermann’s is a vital part of Victoria’s music culture. Over the years countless local and touring artists of many musical genres have performed at this venue. It has ...
  • Donald Schnarrd I believe in supporting this important venue for the joy of music to be celebrated by Victorian jazz musicians and their gracious listening community. A project well worth support from our governing bodies. Don
  • Thomas Maler I’ve been going to Hermann’s since 2009 when I moved to Victoria. Hermann’s has been the only club in Victoria that consistently hosts out of town blues artists on an ongoing basis. That included a concert by my friend and Chicago blues harmonica artist Harmonica Hinds in 2010 that I have organized together with John ...
  • Harris Gilmore As an avid supporter of live music, and as a performer, I love the atmosphere at Hermann’s. Please keep this wonderful live music jewel operating! -Harris
  • Kim Greenwood Where to start? Hermann’s is such a unique venue on so many levels it’s priceless. The club was Hermann Nieweler’s passion and so we absolutely must preserve his legacy. I started going to Hermann’s in the late 90’s to sit in with Tom Vickery on occasion. Through the years, I came to realize how ...
  • Michael Herring I am writing this letter of support of Hermann’s Jazz Club. To say that it was instrumental to me becoming a professional jazz musician is not an exaggeration. When I was getting started in Victoria in the 1990’s, I would go to Hermann’s for the high school jam (hosted by Esquimalt High School) as well ...
  • Angela Bone I’ve been enjoying music at Hermann’s for 20 years. There have been so many shows that were wonderful, too many to list in any kind of complete order! Some were acts from far away such as Ruthie Foster or Maria Muldaur and others were the endless list of local musicians such as Joey Smith, Marc Atkinson, Scott ...
  • Rick Gibbs As a writer I currently host the website islandjazz.ca and in the past have contributed pieces on local, national and international musicians to various media, including Monday Magazine, Boulevard, Coda and Inside the Music, a national CBC radio program. Musicians covered have included everybody from Hugh Fraser, Phil Dwyer and Ingrid and Christine Jensen to ...
  • Craig Morrison I am an ethnomusicologist, musician, author, and professor of music at Concordia University in Montreal. Victoria is my home town, and though I studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, at York University in Toronto (for a master’s), and at Concordia (for a Ph.D), I obtained my Bachelor of Music at UVIC. In ...
  • Chris Holt I fully support the continuation of Herman’s Jazz club. The need for performance venues for jazz and blues and folk musicians is paramount. Music is a fundamental under pining of a progressive social life in a community. Herman’s needs to be saved. I would take out a membership in Herman if it was a charity ...
  • Harpdog Brown I have had the pure pleasure as an entertainer to have played Hermanns on two occasions, both nights were pretty well a sold out show. Now I have another date booked Saturday, May 20th and I hope to see the venue in fine form as usual. This venue is unique as it is a small ...
  • Doug Karlson A live music venue like Hermann’s Jazz club is a treasure that must be preserved. I have seen iconic clubs close in many cities and we must not let this happen in Victoria. We need to preserve and carefully manage our history and great music venues everywhere are cultural icons that bridge the past and ...
  • Ana Fuller Hermann’s is a hub for both jazz players and fans, as well as a local and national landmark. A second home for many Victorians, it a showcase for a vibrant local scene and also known as a place to hear Canadian and international talent. Three generations of our family have enjoyed the club for many ...
  • Deborah Carriere Hermanns is our main place for musical entertainment and pleasure, this for many years. We’ve been to other clubs in esteemed places of jazz – Paris, New York, Prague and more – none of which offered the comfort of Hermanns, where we are not cramped, sitting in rows of tied- together chairs, or in a ...
  • Helen Davies In terms of the world-wide music community, Hermann’s is the single venue in Victoria that gives this city cultural credibility as a jazz destination. There is no other place in Victoria that has hosted the level of international performers and jazz tourists that Hermann’s has and to lose this venue would be ridiculously sad and ...
  • Bertha Paull Live music has been a large part of my happiness. The connection I have with the music is a great way to relieve the stress of life. Live venues are getting fewer. Hermann’s has a great atmosphere and we would all lose if it was to close.
  • Hank Lionhart To Whom it may concern February 7, 2017 Personally I have experienced Hermann’s Jazz Club from the point of view as a fan of music and as a performer… I first played the venue in 1979 with my band Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band and have played there in the past two years on several occasions. ...
  • Peter Lowens To Whom It May Concern Please don’t let Hermann’s go dark. It is an institution. It is a place for wonderful Jazz. We need to protect our arts and cultural society. Please save Hermann’s. Best regards Peter Lowens
  • Lorna Harris I am writing to support the continuation of Hermann’s jazz club as a venue for live music. I believe it could be self sustaining with a contemporary programme of Jazz, Blues and Latin music. Drawing from local, national and international talent. I had the pleasure of Supervising the Victoria Jazz Society Jazz Fest residencies at Hermann’s. ...
  • Tom and Pam Middleton We fully support the newly formed “Jazz on View Non-Profit Society” and would like to add our voices to the chorus of others expressing the importance of saving Hermann’s Jazz Club for a live music venue in Victoria. Since Hermann Nieweler’s passing in 2015, Hermann’s Jazz Club has remained open and vital as hosts to so ...
  • Marilyn Sundeen Dear Jazz on View Society I am so upset that Hermann’s may be sold. It has been such an important place for me to see wonderful talent in such a unique and warm atmosphere. It was the first venue I learned about when I moved here 25 yr. ago. It has supported and promoted so many ...
  • Sue McTaggart Hermann’s is a one of a kind precious part of Victoria’s history, but more importantly, it is an ongoing venue for the education and development of our young people in the area of music and performance. People of all ages come together at Hermann’s to appreciate each other’s talents and aspirations. I had the pleasure ...
  • Adrian Chamberlain Hermann’s Jazz Club is one of the best known jazz clubs in Canada and no doubt the oldest music nightclub in this city. It occupies a unique place in this city’s cultural fabric, hosting performances by musical heavyweights (Wynton Marsalis, Kenny Wheeler) and talented beginners alike. It’s a welcoming place for veteran jazz fans, neophytes ...
  • Rosemarie Lawrence It would be a horrible shame to lose the essence of what makes Victoria great as we are experiencing a huge shift in this city from a community to a developer’s dream. It is places like Hermann’s Jazz Club and the other live music venues that bring people and musicians together for the well-being of ...
  • Marcelle Welch I would hate to see Herman’s Jazz Club shut down, it is a landmark, has been a part of our community for many many years, it is one of the few places where a mature audience who love live music, Jazz and the Blues, can go and have an enjoyable evening. The very fabric of ...
  • Norm Tatlow Hermann’s Jazz Club is a great cultural spot in Victoria and a go to spot for visitors. My family has been there several times and truly support retaining this as a jazz and overall music venue. Thank you. Norm Tatlow
  • Dano Taylor I regularly attend live music at Hermanns. It is a great intimate venue with a great downtown location and has safe and secure parking nearby. Hermann’s Jazz Club contributes to what makes downtown Victoria the vibrant and interesting place that locals and tourists love
  • Alex Pangman This sort of quality jazz room –oozing with both history and present– is very important in BC, & in fact in Canada. I have always loved hearing music here and also count performing there when on a cross Canada tour stop a career highlight. The atmosphere and attentive jazz crowd there are rivaled only by ...
  • Maggie Barrett Hermann’s Jazz Club is an institution in Victoria which not only has followings from Local people but also an internationally. It is a well recognized club with impeccable reputation and world renown jazz musicians. There is not an entertainment venue in Victoria that’s tried and true for decades. Local musicians are able to have an ...
  • Wanda Riches I’m a Math tutor. I remember tutoring a grade 11 Sax player, who mentioned he would be going to Hermann’s with his dad to see a gig. Since I thought it was a bar, I was surprised, but later found out it was – and is – a multigenerational venue. What a great idea. We ...
  • Kim Perrin Dear Jazz On View society In the last seven years or so I have had the pleasure and the privelege of attending shows by my many of the best musicians Victoria, Vancouver Island and Canada have to offer at Hermann’s Jazz Club. The list of shows includes both seasoned performers and stars-in-the-making from the jazz ...
  • Susan Farnese Johnson Our city has enjoyed Hermann’s Jazz Club for many years. We will all be forever grateful to Hermann for his kindness and vision, and although we miss him dearly, we are reminded of him and that vision every time we walk through the door. He wanted the club to continue, and the musicians and audiences ...
  • Barry Elmes – Cornerstone Records Inc. I have just recently heard about the effort that is underway to support the continuation of Hermann’s Jazz Club in Victoria. I am writing to you to add my support. As a Canadian jazz drummer and bandleader, I am well acquainted with Hermann’s, having performed there many times over the past twenty-five years with ...
  • Brodie West Hermann’s Jazz Club made a big impression on me. I visited for my first time with my grandmother I was 10 yrs old. She brought me to hear the Dixieland Express. This is one of my most cherished memories still, now at the age of 41. I remember the music! and the fun that everyone ...
  • Michael Gagnon To lose any live venue in this day and age is a huge loss. Having worked in venues that had longevity I know the loss that is spread over the whole community. It’s a sad day when a young musician doesn’t have a place to watch and learn from seasoned musicians. It’s a sad day ...
  • Scott Ramsay Played here over the last 30+years! Important Venue for players and Listeners alike!!! 
  • Craig Paterson Hi – I don’t live in Victoria, but every time I come to Victoria, I check out the shows at Hermann’s. I have been there several times, and I like the space, the sound and the music. It is great to know that this place exists in Canada!!! I hope it carries on for many ...
  • Barry Casson As far back as I can remember Hermann’s Jazz Club has been part of my life. I have had the pleasure of playing there numerous times, but also had the opportunity to see some of the great jazz musicians from all over North America. Many upcoming jazz players have got their education at Hermann’s and ...
  • Susan Tychie Herman’s is an important part of the Victoria music scene. It is critical to growing the great musicians we have in the city. They have a place to play from when they are young fledgling musicians and a place to perform and make a living when they come back home. Herman’s is a place where ...
  • David Stevenson I remember Herman back in mid 80s. I helped him start the jazz club at the old Bastion. We had many concerts there. I played with PJ aperry and others. Those were the good old days! Now I live in Courtenay and unfortunately there is only one venue having quality jazz, the Avalanche. Every Thursday ...
  • Jane Whiteley Hermann’s is an important cultural resource for Victoria because it provides a venue for both fine local and important international musicians. 
  • Rob Jeffery Musicians and those who appreciate live music, need to work together to keep the live music venues open. As a lifelong professional musician, it’s heartbreaking to see any club close its doors. It’s bad enough that musicians are constantly facing pay cuts, as our craft is undervalued in this instant gratification/disposable You Tube era that ...
  • Audrey Shaw To Whom It May Concern, Hermann’s Jazz Club plays a vital role in Victoria and surrounding communities. The club provides live music, from near and far, to local audiences, The club also supports local artists. Both the experienced artist with an established following and new talent are provided with the opportunity to perform. To people ...
  • Glenn Taylor Unfortunately, we live in a time where a number of influences make it more and more difficult for live music to not just survive but thrive in local clubs and venues. This is unfortunate for several reasons….live music brings people, a wide variety of people, together and interacting….that is a good thing especially in today’s ...
  • Kent Ball Hey this is a worthy venue that supports many talented musicians! I know that Herman would have a word about this news! Keep live music it’s good for the soul. 
  • Margot Johnston I love Hermanns Jazz Club. One of the few places that supports community artists as well as allowing us to hear musicians from other places. I love that there’s room for a range of musicians, from emerging to incredible. I attend the vocal ujam, and plan to sing at it soon — it’s really inspiring. ...
  • Donna Hamilton I am writing in support of Hermann’s Jazz Club on View St. It is a wonderful showcase of local and travelling musicians in an intimate and friendly environment. I have heard some great music there and it’s a great place to take out of town guests. 
  • Ali Davies We support Hermanns Jazz club and will commit to continuing to do so! A beautiful, unique venue…a staple of the Victoria music scene and our culture. I cannot imagine Victoria without Hermanns… Please let us know what else we can do to keep Hermann’s going! 
  • Kathryn Mason I played in “The Capital City Big Band” for a short stint. I cannot recall my exact age,but I was either newly or nearly 18. I had no direction in life besides my love for the bass. It was such a magical,exciting,easy and beautiful time. We can’t let it end. The next,next and next generation ...
  • Hilary Wardlow I visited Hermann’s Jazz Club many times when I was younger, as members of my high school’s jazz band played there often. I know Hermann’s was instrumental in fostering young talent; it was also key in deepening my love of jazz. I no longer live in Victoria, but remember Hermann’s fondly, and hope it can ...
  • Peter Creasey It would be very sad to loose this wonderful and historic live music venue. Over the years, Hermann’s Jazz Club has been the site of many genres of musical offerings as well as providing players young and old, a chance to play, network, and showcase their talents. Hermann’s Jazz Club gives a unique and up ...
  • Daniel Fortin Hermann’s is a national treasure! I love playing there. It adds to so much to Victoria and to Canada’s music scene. 
  • Rosalinde Compton Hermann’s is just what a city jazz club venue should be; small enough and right downtown off the main streets with parking next door. It’s gaot that patina and ambiance that only comes from years of great music being played within its walls. You cannot replace that just anywhere – and we already have enough ...
  • Claire Butterfield Hermann’s Jazz Club is a necessity in Victoria. It provides a space for students to jam in a performance atmosphere, while also hosting world class music on a nightly basis. Some of my fondest performance memories are playing jazz band shows at Hermann’s when I was a teenager. I am in my mid twenties now, ...
  • Louise Lange My husband and I have visited Victoria many times as tourists from California. Usually annually. One of the main reasons we choose Victoria is the live music scene there. We always visit Hermanns at least once on every visit. It would be a tragedy if this venue were to disappear. Thank you. Louise Lange 
  • Oliver Mitchell Hermanns fulfills a unique and important role in Victoria, and is respected in all Canada. It is heritage. 
  • Bob McKechnie Hermann’s Jazz Club is important to me, and to many others in the Victoria community. Many wondeful shows are held there, at affordable prices. I attend many, and will do so in future. Thank you. 
  • Trav Short Hello! I have lived in Victoria for 8 years now and in those 8 years, the most consistent venue I go to see live music is Hermanns. As a jazz performer (just played there last month!) and listener, it is our cities most important house. To see it go away would be a huge loss ...
  • Deb Rhymer Hermann’s has been an integral part of the Victoria music community for as long as I can remember. So many musicians and fans have benefited. I hope we can continue this or many years to come! 
  • Genevieve Welle This is an amazing club!! There is nothing like in Victoria and it would be such a shame to see it close. It has wonderful staff, musicians and atmosphere. This truly is an integral part of the Victoria history and continues to be relevant to our city, for young and old. My young friends and ...
  • Don McBrien Victoria can only hope to maintain a vibrant live music scene as long as there are venues available for musicians to perform in, and a place for guests to come to watch the performances. Hermann’s Jazz Club is a vital part of that equation. As a landmark in the local music scene, they ...
  • Mike Murley I have performed at Hermann’s numerous times while on tour over the past 25 years as both a leader and sideman in a variety of groups. Hermann’s is a national treasure that is close to so many jazz musicians’ hearts. It has always been a welcoming, unpretentious, and intimate venue with a relaxed ...
  • Elaine and Greg La Riviere In the City of Victoria we are very fortunate to have many wonderful musicians who make their living through a variety of musical endeavours, not the least of which is live shows. Unfortunately, there are fewer and fewer venues available to musicians where they can play their music to an appreciative audience. Many ...
  • Emilie Rhone Hello, I am writing to offer some words of support for Hermann’s jazz club. This wonderful place has been a source of comfort and inspiration to me over the years and now I am happy to say Hermann’s has been a welcoming and amazing place for my kids as well. Hermann’s has hosted my son’s ...
  • John Zimmerman I love Hermann’s, have seen many shows there and plan on attending many more! 
  • Bruce Dayman Hermann’s has been a longstanding beacon in Victoria. It is a place where all musicians are welcomed whether they be world class or beginners. I have enjoyed many talented players during my visits there. It has also been very great for meeting others, whether musicians (I am a musician) or just like-minded people. I am ...
  • Dave Harris Victoria is losing live music venues at an alarming rate! Hermann’s has always been a bastion for live jazz music with a bit of blues, roots rock and other styles mixed in. It would be a real shame to lose this long standing room. I have played in the room many times over the years ...
  • Arnold van Klaveren As the host of a local jazz radio program in Victoria, I support the Jazz On View Society as being the only venue where local as well as touring Canadian bands have an opportunity to perform and show their craft. The loss of this venue would put a damper on the ability of Victorians to ...
  • John Hunter Hermanns has long been a valuable resource and supporter of music in the Victoria community. I have played and attended many shows there since 2007. It always has great sound, friendly staff, comfortable atmosphere and good entertainment. The city has a vibrant music scene and we need Hermann’s to sustain it. Please don’t close the ...
  • Dee Cooper As a jazz and blues musician who has played many times at the club I am very supportive of Hermanns remaining as live music venue showcasing all types jazz both local and otherwise. It would be shame to lose this venue, as it is a landmark and invaluable to our our music community. Dee Cooper, ...
  • Chelsea McBride Hermann’s Jazz Club was the first place I played in Victoria as a guest conductor with the Victoria Jazz Orchestra, and the venue is a wonderful place supporting Canadian jazz musicians and bringing world class jazz to Vancouver Island. Closing the club would mean losing a vital part of Canada’s jazz scene and yet another ...
  • Kevin Turcotte I have toured Canada many times and it is always a pleasure to include Victoria. Many of those concerts have been at Hermann’s Jazz Club. I have always enjoyed the intimate feel of the club and the warm reception from the appreciative audiences. I believe it is very important to keep venues that play a ...
  • Michael Occhipinti Hermann’s Jazz Club is an important part of a chain of venues that allow jazz musicians in Canada to truly tour across the country. Without Hermann’s it is doubtful that a few of my groups would’ve performed in Victoria over the years, as there is simply no venue as committed to presenting music in a ...
  • William Carn I am a Toronto-based jazz musician, trombonist and educator. My very first tour as a band leader was 18 years ago and I remember Hermann’s as one of the “must” tour locations in Canada. Since then I have played at Hermann’s as a leader and sideman at least 10 times. The room and people are ...
  • Jonathan Maharaj I’m a Juno winning musician who has played at Hermann’s many times over the years. It is one of the best sounding rooms in the country and is a great place to play when touring our west. I fear that if it is sold there will be little draw for musicians playing a small – ...
  • Andrew Sanderson I support music and the arts in general. Hermann’s Jazz Club is one of the last places I know of that is dedicated to providing a place for local and traveling musicians to practice their craft. It is a pleasure to attend events and a see a space filled with folks of all ages coming ...
  • Steve Lindsay 24 January 2017 RE: Letter in Support of Hermann’s Jazz Club Greetings: People need oases, special places that offer nourishment for body and soul and chances to commune with fellow travelers. Now more than ever, we need places in which people come together to relish what is best and finest in humanity. Hermann’s Jazz Club ...
  • Eric Grace Supporting Hermann’s Jazz Club I discovered the unique gem that is Hermann’s Jazz Club shortly after moving to Victoria in 1988. It was then already three years old and an oasis for jazz-thirsty wanderers. Unpretentious and welcoming, it seemed designed to make every patron feel immediately at home: whether a solitary tourist looking to fill an ...
  • Ed and Kathi Low My husband and I have been attending the performances at Hermann’s Jazz Club at least weekly for about a year, now. We enjoy the phenomenal local jazz talent that we have here in Victoria, but it’s not just that that keeps us returning week after week. It’s the sense of community that we feel when ...
  • Karen Lindsay I have been a Hermann’s enthusiast for about 15 years – this despite being an introvert, having a demanding job and being a single parent. No matter how tired I might be, going to Hermann’s always lifts me up. It’s a bit like Cheers, where everybody knows your name. I am connected to a community ...
  • Pennie and Jim Parker Hermann’s has been part of our lives in Victoria for so many years that we have lost count. We have brought our teenagers (who are now in their 30s) to experience music performed by fellow students, as well as being able to see our nephew getting his start at this venue.Hermann’s is like a comfy ...
  • Neil Swainson My name is Neil Swainson. For those of you that don’t know me, I’m from Victoria originally, but have been living in Toronto, and playing jazz in Canada and internationally for over 40 years. It is my belief that Hermanns is the best club for jazz in Canada, and is on par with the best ...
  • Alan Clarke I have been going to Hermmans for 25 years now. It is a unique treasure.  I have played there many times in Big Bands. It would be a tragedy if it ceased to be. The venue receives high praise from all musicians from away as well as local musicians and fans from Victoria. I am ...
  • Karel Roessingh Hermann’s has been a wonderful and indispensible venue for jazz lovers, and a necessary haven for  local, country-wide and international jazz musicians throughout the decades.  I’ve been performing there since inception.  I have recorded CD projects there, held other CD release concerts there, and have performed with and have gone to hear stellar artists there.  ...