Jeff Goldblum will release his debut album later this year.
The actor, best known for his roles in Jurassic Park and The Fly, is said to have impressed label executives after playing piano for Gregory Porter on Graham Norton last year. You can see that performance below.
A press release from Universal states that executives from their classical label, Decca Records, quickly flew out to Los Angeles to meet with Goldblum about recording an album.
Decca director of A&R Tom Lewis said in a statement, “As far as I can tell, everyone loves Jeff Goldblum. He’s a fantastic jazz pianist, a great band leader and just about the loveliest man in the world. His love of jazz is infectious and whenever he plays he makes you feel very happy. If we can take Jeff’s music into people’s homes then we will be helping, in our own small way, to make the world a happier place.”
“I’m so happy to be in cahoots with the wonderful people at Decca, one of the coolest and most prestigious labels of all time,” Goldblum added.
Goldblum has played piano for most of his life and performed in bars around Pittsburgh when he was a teenager. He has also been performing with his jazz band The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra since the 1990s.
Meanwhile, Goldblum is gearing up to reprise his role of Dr. Ian Malcolm in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Released on June 22, he will appear alongside Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and more.