TD Toronto Jazz Festival Presents Bachman + Bachman

Tal & Randy Bachman (l-r). Image – Courtesy of TD Jazz Festival

Where: JAZZ.FM91 and streams simultaneously on Youtube and Facebook. This performance will be rebroadcast.
When: December 17, 2020 at 7pm
Cost: Free

Details: The TD Toronto Jazz Festival announces Bachman + Bachman, a specially curated performance by Canadian icon Randy Bachman and his son, Tal Bachman. Bachman + Bachman, presented by Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), world premieres on December 17, 2020 (7pm) on JAZZ.FM91 and streams simultaneously on Youtube and Facebook.

This special concert, created specifically for the Festival, features the legendary singer in an intimate and acoustic setting performing some of the well-known jazz standards that helped to inspire his signature sound. Throughout this up close and personal evening, Randy, along with his son Tal, will tell stories about some of his most iconic songs and perform a setlist that includes a mix of jazz standards, selections from the incredible catalogues of The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO) and two surprises with songs from artists who had number one hits in the USA. Four local acts will round out the evening as we celebrate the music of an icon whose influence reaches across genres and spans generations. Each will perform their interpretation of a Bachman song.

The four local acts invited to contribute to the performance reflect the Festival’s commitment to supporting local musicians at varying stages of career development. Rich in the tradition of the blues with a family legacy that runs deep, Brooke Blackburn’s guitar style uniquely translates to his audiences in a very bonding and human way every time he plays. The Heavyweights Brass Band have built a reputation as Canada’s reigning champions of feel-good horn music with one foot firmly planted in the tradition of jazz while the other foot steps forward into the future. Armed with a jazz-fueled voice and deft songcraft with old-time banjo-picking skills, Kaia Kater has quickly established herself as a star in the making with critical acclaim from NPR, CBC Radio, Rolling Stone and BBC Music. Genevieve Marentette is a staple on the Toronto jazz scene, known for her fearless live approach to song interpretation and diverse recordings and collaborations.

Demonstrating his commitment to mentoring younger artists, Randy reached out to each of the four local artists directly, offering words of encouragement and additional context to the songs they selected to record.

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