One of the most iconic musicians in Canadian history, Randy Bachman is the founding member of both The Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive. He’s a guitar player’s guitar player who has sold more than 40 million albums throughout his career.

This Thursday, Dec. 17, JAZZ.FM91 and the TD Toronto Jazz Festival are proud to present Bachman & Bachman.

In an intimate and acoustic setting, Randy Bachman and his son Tal Bachman will tell stories and perform some of the songs that helped to inspire Randy’s signature sound, with a setlist that includes a mix of jazz standards, selections from his incredible catalogue of hits, and a surprise or two from pop culture.

The show will also feature 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 to reinterpret one of the works of this Canadian musical icon.

Randy Bachman joined us over the phone from his new home in Victoria, B.C., to talk about the circumstances that led to Bachman & Bachman.