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Sakina Abdou with Dylan van der Schyff

Jun 27, 2024
  • Sakina Abdou
  • Dylan van der Schyff



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 the Lille-based saxophonist and flutist Sakina Abdou, moderated by scholar and percussionist Dylan van der Schyff.

A portrait of Sakina Abdou wearing a floral top and holding a saxophone.

About the Artists

Sakina Abdou is a saxophonist and flutist based in Lille, France. Her work explores jazz, free improvisation, and experimental music.

Dylan van der Schyff is a scholar and percussionist based in Vancouver, Canada and Melbourne, Australia. Van der Schyff has contributed to recordings spanning the fields of jazz, free improvisation, sound art, experimental, electronic, and new music. He has toured extensively in North America and Europe, and has collaborated in numerous interdisciplinary projects involving theatre, dance, and film. Van der Schyff is associate professor in music at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, where his research focuses on developing possibilities for thought and action in practical areas such as improvisation and creativity, performance, and music education.


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 with the support of the Consulate General of France in Vancouver, 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.