Lorna Harris

Posted on Posted in Letters of support

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. So many small bands came through either returning to a favourite venue or thrilled to be having a first time experience at a real ‘listening’ club. Hermann’s has all the intimacy and acoustics to make a show exceptional .
With innovative programming and promotion Hermann’s can continue to be the premiere club on Vancouver Island for live music. One just has to look across the water to Seattle which proudly and lucratively boasts two dynamic and well attended music clubs with great programming. A revamping of the space and menu to attract the next audience to this historic venue would encourage significant financial support from the Victoria community and beyond.
Sincerely, Lorna Harris