Jeff Goldblum performing a Kenny Loggins medley in a jazz club is the video you didn’t know you needed
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Celebrities! They are like us! If there’s one thing that unites the human race, it’s that we all love to do karaoke. But if you’re rich and famous, you can hire a jazz combo to accompany you as you smash together some of your favorite songs from when you were a struggling young actor making your screen debut on Ray Bradbury presents. As Jeff Goldblum did, with Variety sharing, via their Twitter account, a video of former Dr. Ian Malcolm with his backing band the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra laughing through “Footloose” and “Highway to the Danger Zone” instead of Los Angeles Sun Rose.
Goldblum has performed with the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra for years, having established himself with a residency at the Dresden Jazz Lounge in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles. He also took his act on the road to clubs and concert halls across the country and shares the festival. stages with disparate musical acts like Hurray for the Riff Raff and Neil Young.
The act consists of a bop band supporting Goldblum as he noodles on the piano, and bounces around the stage singing and kibitzing with the crowd. Although obviously the draw is the star of Gen X movies like jurassic park and independence daythe band is a tight combo of seasoned pros, and Goldblum’s playful joy of performing in front of a live crowd makes for a lively evening of entertainment.
Although there doesn’t appear to be any more Goldblum shows on the horizon, according to the live music fan site BrooklynVegan the band spent late 2021 and early 2022 visiting concert halls in select cities. More importantly, Goldblum keeps it… Free from all ties.