Hermann’s Jazz Club announces live streaming performances on Facebook, to bring live performance to the Greater Victoria audience, and now beyond, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hermann’s will host solos, duos and trios at Canada’s longest, continuously operating jazz club -- with strict sanitary and physical distancing rules. The new live stream is called: “Hermann’s Livecast”. The inaugural, virtual, live performance will be held on Kelby MacNayr on Wednesday, April 8 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. Every Sunday at 3 pm, Ashley Wey and Louis Rudner duo will host a regular Sunday matinee on the livecast. Also coming up in April, are Pablo Cardenas, David Vest, Oliver Swain, John Lee and others. Visit the calendar at hermannsjazz.com or subscribe so you won’t miss another live Victoria performance. “We won’t let the coronavirus stop the music,” said Nichola Walkden, Arts On View executive director. “Victoria is home to many world-class musicians -- and Hermann’s Jazz Club will continue our 40-year tradition of live performance on Facebook Live.” The non-profit Arts On View Society is the operator of Hermann’s Jazz Club. “We are talking to all the scheduled acts to see which ones can be live streamed,” said Ashley Wey, booking manager. “Our weekly calendar of live performance, now live streamed, will continue. We’re stepping up to bring local culture to our community, and beyond, even during a shutdown.” Those who see the live streams are invited to donate to the band, who have families to support, and to Hermann’s, whose fixed expenses are considerable even though the club is closed to the public at this time. Donations can be made to the artists and Hermann’s Jazz Club at artsonview.ca/donate. The Arts On View Society was created to save Hermann’s Jazz Club and to create a performing arts centre throughout the whole building. We are vigorously pursuing the full vision for the Arts On View centre even during this crisis and need your financial support to weather the crisis.