December at Hermann’s

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December At Hermann’s

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Give the gift of music! Gift certificates are available in any denomination from the bar and can be redeemed for both for tickets (w/ advance registration) and in the Club.   


All-ages, family friendly, wheelchair accessible – we always are. Matinees make it easy for everyone to enjoy. Doors at 12:30 Shows 1:30 to 3:30  Kids 12 & under free

Sunday Dec 1st  Kristina Helene & Thomas Kinzel   

Saturday Dec 14th Great American Songbook Trio w/Louise Rose  2pm

Sunday Dec 15th Black Stick Dixieland Band w/  – Al Pease

Sunday Dec 22th CanUS & Friends: Special Guest: Donnie Clark

Saturday Nov. 29th Dixieland Express 


Monday Dec 2nd Mini-Concert & Open Trad Music Session: Fiddle Connections Pierre Schryer  w. Guest Trumpeter, Guitarist Patrick Boyle  (7pm, doors at 6pm).

Tuesday Dec 3rd Cafe Historique (6:00pm) Conspiratorial Politics in Tudor and Stuart England – free community lecture- register via eventbrite.

Wednesday Dec 4th STUDENT JAM SESSION (5:30pm)  Bringing back the Student Jam that he ran for 2 decades, Dave Flello  leads this open opportunity for middle and high school students to get a chance to perform and jam with others. All ages, from any school welcome. Bring your instrument, bring friends, and homework if needed. This session is a chance for the next generation to get their feet wet performing and developing their musical gifts! Followed by the Tom Vickery Trio & Jazz Jam at 7:30.

Thursday Dec 12th U-JAM Club Night – 5:00-7:00pm Student Jam & 7:30-10:30pm Instrumental/Vocal Jam UJAM stands for the Universal Jazz Appreciation and Mentorship Society, an impressive, dedicated group of individuals. Come out and support them Monday Dec 9th by attending their fundraising show A Very Basie Christmas: UJAM Repertory Orchestra featuring Joe Coughlin 

More Big Bands:  Tuesday Dec 10th Best Coast Big Band White Christmas Show 8pm 

More Charity: Monday Dec 16th A Miracle on View Street – A Big Band Christmas Charity Show: Island Big Band,100% proceeds go to The Mustard Seed Church & The Salvation Army Sunset Lodge.


Season’s Greetings in Many Styles

David Vest describes music and the spirit of this season well…”The closer we come to the longest night of the year, the more we need music that comes from the heart and reaches the soul, whether it’s a boogie-woogie number, a jump blues, a New Orleans spiritual or a holiday classic”. 

Thursday Dec 5th Diane Pancel’s Christmas Show: A celebration of R&B favorites sprinkled with just the right amount of holiday cheer. Diane has worked with David Foster, Nelly Furtado, Leanne Rimes, Matt Dusk and the late Linton Garner. She is also the singing voice of “Vegas” character Yvonne Sanchez.

New Orleans Christmas Show Saturday Dec 7th  traditional jazz with funk and soul influences; New Orlean classics with a festive twist! Featuring Shanna Dance and Jonnie Bridgman; Thomas Kinzel (Keys) Louis Rudner (Bass) Damian Graham (Drums) Dave Flello(Trumpet) Alexander Ferguson (Vocals).

Sunday Dec 8th Guitarras Navideñas From award winning Nuevo Flamenco guitarist Doug Towle a new show and album celebrating the music of the Christmas season Latin style: taking traditional songs of the season and putting a distinctive Spanish twist on them enjoy  – fiery.

Friday Dec. 13th Winter Soulstice: David Vest  David has chosen the songs that mean the most to him at this time of the season. As usual, he looks for the stories behind the songs, so that the people who wrote them can become more real to us, and so we can hear the old favourites in a whole new way. 

Saturday Dec 14th Returning on academic hiatus, The Phatfunks Present: Guitar Band LIVE Reunited for the winter break – Felicity Baker – Vocals; Kalil Bailey – Guitar/Vocals; Owen Chow – Trumpet; Dave Zellinski – Guitar; Low Alamode – Bass, Sascha Enns – Drums. A tight, high-energy blend of Funk, Soul, Jazz Fusion, and RnB, these cats bring the party, and are not the band to miss. 

Sunday Dec 15th Big Hank’s Christmas Blues Show blues, R&B and swing Christmas tunes from the 50’s through the 60’s.

Tuesday Dec 17th. J.D. Rich. With a signature sound that infuses dance-pop music with influences of funk and jazz fusion, songwriter & pianist J.D. Rich performs original music and unique arrangements of popular songs. Beyond his work as J.D. Rich, Jared writes and performs in other genres including jazz, orchestral music, and film scores. His instrumental music has been performed by the Victoria, Vancouver, Toronto and Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestras. 

Wednesday Dec 18th Hermann’s Jazz Jam:: Tom Vickery Trio The trio performs a set followed by two more where musicians (from students to professionals) join on stage. Always different,always great.

Charlie Brown’s Christmas Special Thursday Dec 19th and Friday Dec 20th.  6pm and 9pm A long-standing tradition at Hermann’s Jazz Club, the trio (Brent Jarvis, Sean Drabbit, John Lee) plays Vince Guaraldi’s entire soundtrack  to accompany the film projected on a makeshift screen. To celebrate we will have a special ham Christmas dinner on our menu. Very popular – four seatings – reserve early.

Saturday Dec 21st and Sunday Dec 22nd Christmas 2019 With: Maureen Washington Jazz and blues & the ​sweet notes in-between​, her styling encompasses the soul of Etta James, Carmen McRae and the modernity of Holly Cole. Two nights – get your tickets soon. 

A Cozy Winter’s Night w. Lorraine Nygaard Monday Dec 23rd Sit back and enjoy the variety of genres delivered in Lorraine’s soulful stylings in contemplation, or choose to step up and enjoy some dancing, Heart-warming musical choices; requests welcome via 

Thursday Dec 26th 8th Annual Home for the Holidays Jam -hosted by Kelby MacNayr, Boxing Day!

Friday Dec 27th Pablo Cardenas plays music from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Venezuela, and more, an evening for enjoying all the sides of Latin America, romantic and folkloric pieces combined with the unique upbeat Latin rhythms

Saturday Dec 28th Attila Fias Trio – Home for the Holidays Show. Pianist, composer, arranger and producer, Fias blends of sounds from across the globe reflecting his rich and varied musical background with influences from Canada, Hungary, Brazil, Cuba and India.

Johnny Payne Sings! Sunday Dec 29th. A post Christmas pre New Years party with lounge lizard, quasi crooner, Johnny Payne and band. Midnight moonlight songs for stardust lovers and fairy tale dreamers. Stream “A Nog and a Snog (In The Mood) here: – swingin!


New Years Eve Celebrations – Tuesday Dec 31st 

Hermann’s will be offering 3 incredible entrees specials, and desserts! Reserve early for best seats! Partial proceeds from the sale of these two shows goes to support the Arts On View Society in 2020.

Kelby MacNayr’s Victoria Jazz All-Stars Early New Years Eve Party:                  His best show of the year.   1:00pm show 3:00pm – 6:00pm 

Come swing in the new year with Paul Pigat and the Smoking Jackets – Al Pease, Joey Smith and Damian Graham. A bubbly toast and a rockabilly swingin’ good time.  Doors at 7:30 show at 9pm.


 The Arts On View Society wishes to thank you all for your support in 2019, and to wish you and yours the very best in 2020.