The last time the Nick La Riviere Band performed at Hermann’s was in March of this year, just before the pandemic was declared. Since then, a lot has changed for all of us, and musicians are certainly no exception. It’s quite an odd experience for the career you’ve worked on your whole life to suddenly be impossible and irrelevant. Whatever the future holds, we’d like music and culture to be a part of it. That’s why we applaud Hermann’s for finding a way to continue keeping the music alive during this difficult time.
The Nick La Riviere Band will perform LIVE and IN PERSON at Hermann’s on July 31 and August 1, with some changes made to follow new COVID safety guidelines. Among those changes are a 50 person capacity for the audience, and 5 musician limit on stage. The band will also play one longer set rather than two shorter sets. Tickets are now also available online at http://www.hermannsjazz.ca, which we’re very excited about. This new ticketing system should make things easier for the audience and the band.
We’re very excited to perform again, and promise a stellar show featuring Barrie Sorensen on sax, Chris
Van Sickle on keys, Louis Rudner on bass, Damian Graham on drums, and Nick on trombone/vocals/surprises. The music is fun, high energy R&B/soul.. modern New Orleans, with originals and more. You’ll want to dance (but sorry, you can’t), so tap your feet, enjoy the show, and support music and culture in this brave new world.
With the limited capacity, we encourage you to get your tickets early. For anyone unable to attend, experiencing symptoms, or with a compromised immune system, you can watch the show online FOR FREE through Hermann’s Facebook Page, even if you’re not a Facebook user and don’t have a Facebook account - just go to https://www.facebook.com/hermannsjazz/live_videos/. During the show and after, you’ll be able to make donations to both the band and Hermann’s Jazz Club at artsonview.ca/donate. Hermann’s has been a great supporter of the arts for many years, let’s not allow COVID to put a stop to it!