Keep Hermann’s Live

Hermann’s Jazz Club – temporarily closed, streaming postponed until April 19

As we continue to cooperate with our health authorities, Hermann’s will be closed to live audience until PHO guidelines change.

We have also made the decision to put live streams from the club on Hiatus until April 19th when we reassess. This is to air on the side of caution and keep our musician community’s safety top of mind as we wait to know more about what is happening with the new strains.
Stay tuned: we look forward to bringing you more shows soon. If you’re entertaining yourself with old live streams or want to contribute to the artists with cancelled shows, you can explore through YouTube/Vimeo and give via our donation links on this site. Your donations have helped and continue to help these amazing artists who for many, use the live stream as their main source of income. Thank you for your generosity!

Click here: CALENDAR for upcoming show times.

It’s our official birthday, and we cannot party like we did in 1981 or even 2020 – but we’re celebrating with our very first album release and a live stream show to boot!

There seems no better way than to create a legacy album as our first release. Cheers to 40 Years features a collection of tracks performed by the musicians who played the Club back in 1981 and continue to this day. The live stream show on April 30 celebrates the club’s rich history with the launch of this album and performances by the artists featured on the album.


My father, Hermann Nieweler, was given the gift of an extended life because of the Kidney Foundation.  I wish to thank the Kidney Foundation, and all those who have donated over the years.  You all made a difference for my father, for the great musical institution that he created in downtown Victoria, and the countless musicians, staff and audiences that have benefited, for over 40 years, as a result.  Please join me in continuing to support this great cause!             Stephan Nieweler

Tune into Hermann’s Jazz Livestream March 31, 2021 and join Tom Vickery Trio and special guests in celebrating Hermann Nieweler, his forty year legacy of live music in Victoria, and the lifesaving work of the Kidney Foundation.

Hermann’s Livestream was launched in March following the first closure of our venue. Since that time we have streamed over 200 shows and raised more than $75,000 for musicians.

Your donation, to the performers and performances of your choice replaces lost ticket revenue. We urge your support. No donation is too small, as we grow our viewership the impact of these contributions grows and the platform can be maintained.

Support livestream performances here 

Learn more and view our livestream here

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.



Support the Arts On View Society’s Vision

We encourage you to learn more about our organization’s vision for “Arts” to continue and thrive “On View” Street.

A not-for-profit the Arts On View Society is structured as a Social Enterprise. We operate both the View Street Social and Hermann’s Jazz Club. All profits from our business are reinvested to the benefit of live performance and audience.

Our overarching goal is to protect the building in which we reside at 753 View Street, alleviating the burden of prime rent and to re-establishing the three venues upstairs.  Learn more here

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.   See what others have shared here.


What is the Arts On View Society?

Arts On View Society was founded to save Hermann’s Jazz Club and establish an Endowment for the Arts to support the arts in the Capital Region forever. Our goal is to raise $8 million over the next five years, to purchase, renovate and establish this Endowment. Read more.

*Thank you to Kim Greenwood for making available our front page image.