Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum an American actor is in the midst of recording his first jazz album after signing with Decca Records Label Group. His pianistic know-how first caught the attention of Decca executives during a recent appearance on The Graham Norton Show in the U.K., where he accompanied soul-jazz vocalist Gregory Porter on a live rendition of Nat King Cole’s “Mona Lisa.”
Responding to the news, Goldblum reveals how “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.”
The actor has been playing piano since childhood and regularly performs with his jazz band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, at various venues in Los Angeles and New York City. Additionally, he hosts a weekly jazz variety show at Rockwell Table and Stage in LA when he is not away on location filming his latest cinematic endeavour.
Tom Lewis, director of A&R at Decca, believes that bringing Goldblum’s music to a wider audience would be “helping, in our own small way, to make the world a happier place.” Lewis continues to note how “we delighted to welcome him to Decca. 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.”
Goldblum is currently travelling across the globe to hawk the latest Jurassic World film, which is scheduled to be released on June 22.
—– Hotnewhiphop .com