4

Jeff Goldblum Will Show You How Even More Awesome He Is With His Touring Jazz Show

The magnificent actor and musician Jeff Goldblum at Dallas' DreamHack conventionEXPAND
The magnificent actor and musician Jeff Goldblum at Dallas' DreamHack convention
Getty Images
^
Keep Dallas Observer Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

Actor Jeff Goldblum is the beer of movie stars. There's nothing that either can't improve.

The star of Hollywood blockbusters and beloved classics like Jurassic Park, The Big Chill, The Grand Budapest Hotel and director David Cronenberg's remake of The Fly will perform with the jazz quintet The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra on Thursday, Sept. 19 at Strauss Square in the Dallas Arts District.

The AT&T Performing Arts Center describes the show as a "jazz show-meets-musical hootenanny" with Goldblum on vocals and piano and a band he's been playing with since the 1990s. Tickets will go on sale starting at 10 a.m. Friday.

If you're asking yourself why you should pay money to watch a celebrity's band project, hit yourself very hard in the face and tell yourself you'll never do it again.

Goldblum is much more than just a celebrity. He's a radiant light of pure, raw acting power and infectious happiness who brings sweetness and lightness to any place he appears, whether it's in a movie, on the stage of a swinging jazz club or shooting footage for a show at a gaming convention that you were at for hours but decided to leave right when he showed up because I couldn't eat at the convention center's concession stand and accidentally catch him, say, paying $12 for stadium nachos.

Goldblum was also a musician long before he became an actor and a movie star. According to a 2018 profile in Rolling Stone, he first learned how to play as a teenager in his hometown of Pittsburgh and tried booking gigs at cocktail lounges even if he was too young to legally be in those places.

Then Goldblum went on to become one of Hollywood's biggest film stars from the late '70s-early '80s to today, and he returned to his love of playing and performing jazz standards in the mid-'90s. He started The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, which first included other notable names like Woody Allen and actor Peter Weller at the Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Angeles. Goldblum's group released two albums to wide acclaim and has performed songs on recordings and live on stage with singers such as American Idol favorite Haley Reinhart, Irish rocker Imelda May, comedian Sarah Silverman and musicians like trumpeter Till Bronner. 

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.

 

Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.