Arts On View honors the fact that jazz and its evolution are deeply rooted in the history of the African American experience. This is inseparable from the art that is has inspired.
Jazz musicians, throughout its history, have always been on the front lines of change and we cannot imagine a world without the voices of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Nina Simon, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln to mention a few of many. All musicians of today stand on the shoulders of giants who fought oppression through musical freedom and artistic expression.
The Arts on View Society Board is committed to continuing the legacy of African American involvement in jazz, and as such welcomes musicians of any race, color, or creed to perform at Hermann’s Jazz Club. We realize the work required to end the oppression that must still be done in our backyard and globally, and are committed to listen, learn, and take action. #BlackLivesMatter
HERMANN’S JAZZ CLUB is closed until further notice as required by the provincial emergency order of March 17. You can still enjoy some amazing performances on Hermann’s Livecast. Check the Hermann’s Calendar for dates and times
Support Hermann’s Jazz Club Livecast here. Stay healthy and safe! Hope to see you soon!
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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.
Send Letters or Videos of support
Hermann’s Jazz Club is a special place; it’s important to people from so many walks of life for so many reasons. We have had the liberty of seeing these letters pour in and it is a beautiful experience. No one person can define why Hermann’s Jazz Club is important – this is the village. Together we tell the story of why we should save this place and what to protect for the future.
Based on letters we’ve received to date, the number one reason why Hermann’s matters to it’s patrons is the positive impact it has on the mental health and well-being of audience members. Our audience also praises the opportunities given for young musicians to experience the stage and a lessening of 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.