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DJ O Show with Gillian Thomson

Jun 26, 2024
  • DJ O Show
  • Gillian Thomson



3:00 – 4:30 p.m.


Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front


Free, no registration required



As part of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, join us for a discussion with 2024 Coastal Jazz artist-in-residence DJ O Show moderated by the vocalist, songwriter, and performer Gillian Thomson.

About the Artists

DJ O Show (a.k.a. Orene Askew) is a hip hop and R&B DJ based in Vancouver, Canada whose work embraces and embodies teachings from her cultural background as an Afro-Indigenous member of the Squamish Nation.

Gillian Thomson is a vocalist, songwriter, and performer based in Vancouver, Canada. She co-leads the indie soul pop band Sister Says, performs jazz standards and original folk-soul songs, and has participated in theatre collectives as an actor and vocal coach. In addition to her practice as a musician, Thomson is also a disability support worker and arts administrator.


The Grand Luxe Hall is located on the second floor of Western Front, which is accessed by a flight of 26 stairs. While plans for a full building upgrade to facilitate access for wheelchair users are still underway, all events in the Grand Luxe Hall are made available virtually via high-quality livestream (see link above). Further details about accessibility at Western Front can be found here.


Presented in partnership with Coastal Jazz and Talking Stick Festival with support from the Government of Canada and SOCAN Foundation.

Western Front is a non-profit
artist-run centre in Vancouver.

We acknowledge the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations as traditional owners of the land upon which Western Front stands.