November at Hermann’s Jazz Club

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Tuesdays –  Cafe Scientifique and Cafe Historique – University Lectures for Everyone

Nov. 6th The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Indigenous Rights Activist James Teit

Nov. 12th –  Frank van Veggel: The Rare Earth: Why we can’t live without them 

Nov.19th – Olav Krigolson: Using Mobile Neuroscience Technology to Improve Brain Health 

Doors at 5pm, Lecture 6pm-7pm                                                    Registration through Eventbrite 

Saturday Nov. 16th 4pm-5pm  Workshop/Clinic: Larnell Lewis  

Join Larnell Lewis, Toronto-based musician, composer, producer, and educator, to see how he became one of the most in-demand drummers in Canada and the USA. Perfect for all skill levels.



Monday Nov. 4th Mini-Concert & Open Trad Music Session: Pierre Schryer’s Fiddle Connections 

Join master fiddle player and Merrie Klazek (trumpet), Kyran & Tamsyn Klazek-Schryer (fiddle, voice), Will Lynch (button accordion) & Ivonne Hernandez (fiddle). Following a one hour performance  Acoustic Celtic instrumentalists of all levels & ages are welcome to join the “Open Trad Music Session”.

Wednesday Nov. 13th STUDENT JAM SESSION 

We are bringing back the Student Jam that Dave Flello ran for 2 decades. This is a great 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!

Wednesdays Nov. 13 & 27th The Tom Vickery Trio & Jazz Jam

Join Tom Vickery, jazz leader, who has hosted this jam for over thirty five years with love, passion and fun. 

Thursday Nov. 14th U-JAM Club Night: Brooke Maxwell

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. Contact . Any questions, just ask 🙂 

Monday Nov. 18th Join in! All Together Now: The Traveling Wilbury’s Handle With Care

All Together Now is a drop-in choir night with Marc Jenkins, director of Victoria’s The Choir and The Chorus. NO experience necessary, NO music reading required, all are welcome.



Sunday Nov. 3rd Solo-Duo-Trio: Francois Houle, Ayelet Rose Gottlieb, Michael Winograd 

“a globally-informed emotional panoply” ~New York City Jazz Record

Tuesday Nov. 5th Montreal’s Rising Star: GENTIANE MG Trio

“Through the piano, Gentiane MG transcends emotions and thoughts to plumb the unknown” ~ Peter Hume Ottawa Citizen.  Awarded the Révélation Radio-Canada en jazz 2018-2019 ~ ICI Musique (CBC) 

Thursday Nov. 7th from Toronto: The Harry Bartlett Trio

“an encouraging look into the future of the Canadian jazz scene. Harry is a creative and sophisticated composer already and simply put, plays the guitar at a very high level.”— This I Dig (Chris Fraser)

Saturday Nov. 9th David Gogo Band

“Soaring atop a cyclone of Hammond organ swirls, Texas-style guitar-slinger Dave Gogo is equally at home with both heartfelt ballads and groovin’ blues rockers. Reminiscent at times of Johnny Winter and ZZ Top – only Gogo sings better.”   Adrian Chamberlain – Victoria Times-Colonist

Sunday Nov. 10th Harpdog Brown 

“a gifted vocalist and an imaginative harmonica player who has earned a solid reputation as a real-deal purveyor of classic electric blues reminiscent of the old Chess Records and Sun Records of the late 40’s and early 50’s”. ~ Roots Music Canada

Saturday Nov. 16th  Larnell Lewis

Multiple Grammy winner and 2019 JUNO – Jazz Album of the Year: Solo 



(maybe Victoria’s music scene is this amazing because Hermann raised so many musicians)

Let’s start by celebrating David Vest’s Birthday Bash w. special guest Peter Dammann Saturday Nov. 2nd. Happy Birthday David, we fondly wish you all the best for the coming year.

Friday Nov. 1stEli West & Oliver Swain will pack the house, read their bio on our website to see why!

Jazz curator is a deserved moniker for Kelby MacNayr, who has been leading creative combinations at Hermanns for 20 years. Kelby MacNayr “& Friendsbrings Roy Styffe and Dr. Tony Genge to the stage Wednesday Nov. 6th & Brand New Sounds w trumpet sensation Miguelito Valdes Nov. 20th.

Hip! Hip! for The Hifi on Friday Nov. 8th. We could have listed this as touring talent as we only get this band when “Art Booker” briefly lands home from touring the world. New Orleans Inspired Funk Brouhaha.

Friday Nov. 15th Kim Greenwood “All About That VerseA multi-faceted performer & teacher who equally loves performing jazz, pop, classical and musical theatre, she has won operatic accolades as well. shows what dedicated local musicians bring to our community. She’s not to be missed! Joined by Karel Roessingh, Joey Smith, Kelby MacNayr + special guest Roy Styffe on sax and clarinet.

A relative newcomer to our stage, we hope to keep her forever – Mollie Kaye, who has played our stage with The Millie’s brings “Disappointment Guaranteed an evening of honey-toned, rapier-sharp vocal satire. Jeff Poynter: piano, accordion, sax; Nick Mintenko: bass; Alex Campbell: drums. Tuesday Nov. 19

Thursday  Nov. 21st THE ART OF TRIO: John Lee is a phenomenal multi-instrumentalist. The art of trio explores the dynamics and nuances of a three-part interaction to achieve a creative act which can only be truly witnessed live. 100% worth it. Come see him.

Friday Nov. 22nd & Saturday Nov. 23rd   Paul Pigat and the Smoking Jackets. “Rockabilly and jazz not all that different for Vancouver guitarist Paul Pigat” says CBC. Paul comes to Victoria to pick up his Smoking Jackets – Victoria’s Damian Graham, Al Pease and Joey Smith

Thursday Nov. 28 Classic but Playful: Heather Ferguson, Jan Stirling, Joey Smith, Damian Graham  

We are fortunate in Victoria to have an incredible number of top talent musicians from Cuba. Each month pianist Pablo Cárdenas present novel compilations of musicians and repertoire. Friday Nov. 29th Pablo Cárdenas Presents an “Afro-Cuban Portrait”.Laura Deviato: Vocals; Rafael Duvergel: Vocals; Héctor Ramos: Congas; Leon Torres &  Olimpo Ortega: Afro Cuban Percussion; Rob Johnson: Bass.

Count the instruments used to bring the sound of The Beautiful Maladies: The Music of Tom Waits Saturday Nov 30th. Brooke Maxwell – Piano/Pump Organ/Tenor Sax/Percussion/Vocals; Aaron Watson– Guitar/Accordion/Harmonica /Saw/Bass Clarinet/Vocals; Kelly Fawcett – Guitar/ Banjo/Vocals; Matthew Pease – Drums/Percussion/ Assorted power tools/Washbucket and chain; Peter Dowse– Bass. Too Cool.



Tuesday Nov. 12th Best Coast Big Band featuring the Music Education Assistance Program 8 pm

Sunday Nov. 17th Shoes, Brews & Blues: Fundraiser for Restorative Justice Victoria

Monday Nov. 25 Charity Fundraiser: For The Rainbow Kitchen: The Blue Bosses, Jive Big Band 

Tuesday Nov. 26 Soul Source  By donation to the Living Edge

Wednesday Nov. 15th The Swiftsure Big Band Early Show! 5:45pm



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

Sunday Nov. 3rd  Dockside Drive   Sunday Nov. 10th CanUS & Friends    Sunday Nov. 17th Al Pease

Saturday Nov. 23rd The music of Duke Ellington: Great American Songbook Trio, Louise Rose