Hermann’s Jazz Club holds kidney fundraiser thank you

After a successful recovery from his November surgery, Hermann Nieweler is saying thank you in his own way.

“I got to pay back,” said the 30-year owner of Hermann’s Jazz Club.

He’s hosting a fundraiser for the Kidney Foundation of Canada.  Now in his mid seventies, Hermann says he runs Victoria’s oldest last jazz venue as a hobby.

Last summer, he got on the wait list for kidney transplant.

“I was a lucky one,” he said of his five-month wait. “The doctors are happy and I’m happy,”

There are two events on April 30.

At 3 p.m., local bands and presentations by the Kidney Foundation at 3 p.m.. The Midnights play another concert at 8 p.m. More than 150 tickets have been sold.

Hermann’s Jazz Club is located at 753 View St/

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