MARCH AT HERMANN’S
Visit www.hermannsjazz.com for more information on all of these shows
All ages welcome, family-friendly & wheelchair accessible.
*Doors 5:30pm & Showtime 7:30pm unless otherwise noted.
Cash only for admission.
Monday March 2 Mini-Concert & Open Trad Music Session: Pierre Schryer’s Fiddle Connections Featuring Special Guests Courtney Campbell (piano & fiddle) & Stephanie Cadman (fiddle & stepdance). 6pm-7pm mini-concert, followed by an open trad music session. Beautiful.
Thursday March 12 U-JAM Club Night featuring the UJAM Young All-Stars w. Kim Greenwood!
Club Nights are held monthly to give singers and instrumentalists, of all experience levels, an opportunity to perform with our house band and learn more about a particular artist, composer or genre. All ages are welcome. Questions? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. UJAM Young All-Stars 5:00-7:00pm & Mentor 7:30-10:30pm.
Monday March 23 All Together Choir Sings Green Day’s When I Come Around
No experience necessary, No music reading required, all are welcome! Marc will teach the song in harmony – by the end of the night, magic happens! (Brown Paper Tickets)
Wednesday March 4 & 18 Student Jam Session
*Doors 5:00pm, Jam 5:30pm-7:00pm
We are bringing back the Student Jam that Dave Flello ran for 2 decades. All ages, from any school welcome. Bring your instrument, bring friends, and homework if needed.
Wednesday March 4 & 18 The Tom Vickery Trio & Jazz Jam *follows student jam, Show 7:30pm
THIS MONTH WE CELEBRATE HERMANN’S 39 YEARS & PAY SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO TOM VICKERY
Tom has welcomed thousands of musicians to Hermann’s stage for the
Tom Vickery Trio & Jazz Jam . This year marks 35 years for this jam.
People come to see him because he “lifts spirits up”
He is an extraordinary accompanist.
Knows a lot of ballads
We love you, Tom. Happy 35th Anniversary.
NORTH AMERICAN TALENT – ON TOUR – MARCH IS EXCEPTIONAL
Sunday March 1 Tonye Aganaba
Tonye is a singer-songwriter born in London England to a Nigerian father and a Zimbabwean mother. She moved to Canada in her teens and started a career in music at 17. She has been likened to folks like Lauryn Hill, Ani Difranco and Sia. She is a Much More Music Video Award recipient, social justice advocate and the kind of singer/performer that turns heads wherever she plays.
Thursday March 5 Chance Hayden
Portland-based guitarist, composer, arranger and producer Chance Hayden debuts at Hermann’s Jazz Club with bassist Ross Garlow and drummer Mark Griffith celebrating the release of his latest album, Get Somethin’ with Ropeadope Records.
Saturday March 14 Chris Whitely and Diana Braithwaite
Jazz & Blues with Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley and Band. Soulful classic jazz songs and the best of the blues are on the menu with an entertaining show. They always sell out so act now and reserve your spot! https://hotblues.ca
Thursday March 19 The Victoria Jazz Society presents Mollie Johnson – SOLD OUT
Wednesday March 25 Kelby MacNayr f. Kansas City sax great – Dan Thomas
A special night featuring special guest Kansas City sax great Dan Thomas in an evening of swinging, sophisticated, world-class jazz!
Thursday March 26 Larnell Lewis w. The Jeremy Ledbetter Trio
Forged in a cauldron of raging, inspiring contemporary jazz, the Jeremy Ledbetter Trio features three Canadian virtuosos — pianist and bandleader Jeremy Ledbetter(CaneFire), drummer Larnell Lewis (Snarky Puppy), and bassist Rich Brown (rinsethealgorithm) — at the absolute top of their game.
Saturday March 28 John Kastelic and the Black Dog String Quartet
Folk Songs & Brahms For the first part of the performance, joined by John’s brother Tony Kastelic on viola, they will perform Brahms’ stunning String Quintet No. 2. The 2nd part of the evening will feature the folk songs of John Kastelic (singer/composer) for voice and string quartet. Erasing the lines between classical music and contemporary folk music, these songs sparkle with ingenuity. blackdogstringquartet.com
LOCAL TALENT – WHY VICTORIA DESERVES HERMANNS!
Friday & Saturday March 6 & 7 The Nick LaRiviere Band
A show with The Nick La Riviere Band is like taking a trip down to modern New Orleans, where the music is loud and proud, with brass adding funky lines to each groove, and every song is played with soul and power.
Sunday March 8 John Lee Trio – In the Spirit of Ray Brown
Multi-instrumentalist JOHN LEE presents a concert featuring the spirit and repertoire of the famous Ray Brown Trio.
Monday March 9 Island Big Band
This is a full big band playing a variety of big band era music from Duke Ellington to Count Basie to more modern arrangements.
Wednesday March 11 Kelby MacNayr presents Brand New Sounds featuring Miguelito Valdes
Featuring an All-Star Quintet of five of the West Coast’s top jazz musicians including the great Miguelito Valdes (Afro-Cuban All-Stars) & Roy Styffe (Neil Swainson, Ed Bickert).
Friday March 13 Groove Kitchen Groove Kitchen, one of Victoria’s most popular funk bands, roars back into Hermann’s for another dance-happy Spring Fling show.
Sunday March 15 St. Patrick’s Day Party: Oliver Swain & Ivonne Hernandez One of Canada’s finest, multiple award winner Ivonne Hernandez joins forces with bassist Oliver Swain, champion bagpiper and drummer Jaime Troy and guitarist Charlie Gannon, to bring the St.Paddy’s party to Hermann’s. Also on the bill, Irish Troubadour Terry Boyle and youth fiddling group Coastline! Two shows. 2:00 pm and 7:30pm (Eventbrite).
Tuesday March 17 It’s St Patrick’s Day! An Irish evening with Schryer, Dobres & friends! Recently welcomed from Thunder Bay, Pierre is one of Canada’s leading traditional fiddlers. JUNO nominee, Canadian Folk Music nominee, and celebrated performer and producer, Pierre has established himself as a gem on the music scene among fans and fellow musicians. Adam Dobres, one of our West Coast gems, is a special talent and one of Schryers new musical accomplices.
Friday March 20 David Vest “A Change Is Gonna Come”
You’ll hear songs by Sam Cooke, the Staple Singers, and other artists who were prominent in the freedom movement. Vest is a five-time winner of Canada’s national Maple Blues Award for Piano Player of the Year and not to be missed!
Saturday March 21 Pablo Cardenas & The West Coast Cuban Orchestra
This Cuban pianist has the ability to play in a multitude of styles each with enthusiasm, skill and finesse, charisma and charm.
Sunday March 22 Unfaithful Servants
Back to the roots! Four great musicians, one microphone. Brilliant folk. This acoustic group performs explosive instrumentals, compelling story-telling and high-powered vocals. Given the popularity of this group, reserve your ticket early.
Tuesday March 24 Better Left Unsaid, Mollie Kaye Sings It Instead!
This woman is amazing! A fun and fabulous show not to be missed!
Friday March 27 Oliver Swain & The Victoria Django Festival Presents The Hot Club at Hermann’s!
Sunday March 29 Kristina Helene & Shanna Dance: Tribute to Eva Cassidy, Carole King & Norah Jones. Two up and coming local songbirds join together to create a magical night of music paying tribute to: Eva Cassidy, Norah Jones, and Carole King. Back by popular demand (Eventbrite).
Monday March 30 Swiftsure Big Band
We’ll clear the dancefloor and dance! Swiftsure performs music of the swing-era (1930s & 40s), as well as more contemporary Latin and jive tunes.
Tuesday March 31 Andrew Greenwood plays the music of Dexter Gordon.
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA CAFES – FREE LECTURE SERIES
*Doors at 5pm, Lecture 6pm-7pm
*Registration through Eventbrite.
Tuesday, March 3 – Cafe Historique – Dr Paul Bramadat
Religion and After Religion in 21st Century Cascadia
Tuesday, March 10 – Cafe Scientifique – Dr. Tom Pederson
Science, Money, or Politics: Which One Should Drive Sound Policy?
Sunday, March 17 – Cafe Scientifique – Rebecca Hof
It takes a village: Building a research community to tackle problems in disease, environment & education.
*Doors 12:30pm, Show 1:30-3:30pm. Children 12 and under free
Sunday March 1 Sunday Southern Gospel Lunch w. Maria Manna f. Kelly Fawcett New Sunday monthly event. Everyone welcome, non-denominational. Hermann’s Church of Jazz once a month!
Sunday March 8 CanUS featuring Norrie MacFarlane. Come and dance.
Sunday March 15 Oliver Swain St. Patrick’s Day Celebration! 2pm See Local Talent for more info Sunday March 22 Tom Vickery/Al Pease Quartet Smooth reed stylings.
Saturday March 28 Great American Songbook Trio f. Louise Rose Very popular!
Sunday March 29 Dixie Sweethearts traditional riverboat jazz by some of Victoria’s finest players.
Arts on View Society is proud to continue Hermann’s tradition of welcoming all ages, whether singles, solos, couples, or family’s. A place for all to come together to experience & share live music!