Dylan Van der Schyff

One of the leading figures on the Vancouver jazz/new music scene, drummer Dylan Van der Schyff works with many locally-based ensembles (Talking Pictures, NOW Orchestra, Brad Turner, Peggy Lee and Tony Wilson among others) and participates in numerous theatre, dance and film projects. He’s a highly sought after player known for his uncanny ability to excel in both traditional and free improv situations. Recent collaborations with international artists as diverse as Louis Sclavis, Barre Phillips, John Butcher, Joe Lovano, George Lewis, Dave Douglas and Georg Graewe (to name a few), reflect the drummer’s multi-dimensional talents and interests.


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Dylan Van der Schyff

Johannesburg (South Africa), 1970

Residence: Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

  • Composer
  • Performer (percussion, sampler)
  • Improviser

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