Bachman & Bachman

An unforgettable evening of storytelling, jazz standards, and the greatest hits from The Guess Who and BTO from Randy and Tal Bachman

We are excited to present Bachman & Bachman, a special concert curated specifically for the TD Toronto Jazz Festival. Presented by OLG, Bachman & Bachman airs Thursday December 17, 2020 at 7 pm on JAZZ.FM91, with streams simultaneously on YouTube and Facebook; and rebroadcast on both platforms until January 15.

In an intimate and acoustic setting, Canadian music icon Randy Bachman and his son, Tal Bachman, tell stories and perform some of the songs which helped to inspire Randy's signature sound, with a setlist that includes a mix of jazz standards, selections from the incredible catalogues of The Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive (BTO), and a surprise or two from pop culture. As part of our commitment to supporting local musicians at all stages of their career, we also invited four musicians to put their own spin on a Randy Bachman written or co-written tune: Brooke Blackburn, Genevieve Marentette, Kaia Kater and the Heavyweights Brass Band were given a blank slate – the ensemble and interpretation was completely up to each artist – and we’re so excited to present what they each created.

For this special presentation, we have partnered with two charities who are providing vital resources during this challenging time. Please consider a donation to one or both of these organizations as you watch the performance, or at any time:

The Daily Bread Food Bank

Since the pandemic hit Toronto in March, Daily Bread's on-site food bank in Etobicoke has seen as high as an unprecedented 122% surge in average daily visits - just at a time when food and volunteer supply has been disrupted. The need across the city will only continue to grow – and exponentially – as the financial impacts of COVID-19 are realized. Your help is greatly appreciated!

The Unison Benevolent Fund

The Unison Benevolent Fund is an assistance program – created and administered for the music community, by the music community – designed to provide discreet relief, in the form of Financial Assistance or Counselling and Health Solutions, to music industry professionals in times of crisis. Accessing Unison’s assistance services couldn’t be easier: no fees, no dues. Just register for free to access the services.

Bachman & Bachman is presented by OLG, and has been made possible by the generous support of our title sponsor, TD, along with Celebrate Ontario and Inniskillin, and our partners at JAZZ.FM91 and the Toronto Star. All performances have been pre-recorded.

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