Did you know that Jeff Goldblum does jazz? Up until about 10 minutes ago, I had no idea, although it certainly makes sense: Jeff seems like a jazzy guy, has a certain swing about him, and now that I am listening to Jeff Goldblum & the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra on Spotify, I am admittedly having a hard time remembering what exactly Jeff Goldblum did before this.
One thing Jeff Goldblum will be doing in the future, however, is playing a rare New York City show: On February 12th, on his way to gift Pittsburgh with a very special Valentine's Day performance, he and his orchestra ("named after a lady he knew growing up," per LA Magazine) will make a stop at Le Poisson Rouge.
Given the obvious magnetic draw of Jeff Goldblum in the role he was born to play—piano man—it surely will not surprise you to learn that the first show, at 7:30 p.m., sold out. But! Jeff Goldblum (or the venue, who's to say) kindly added a second show, which begins at 10:30 p.m. Tickets range between $40 and $125, and you can buy them here.
As mentioned, Jeff Goldblum & the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra will play the frontman's hometown, Pittsburgh, on February 14th. Partial proceeds from that show, at the city's Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall, will go to the "Our Victims of Terror" fund established by the Tree of Life synagogue, where a virulently anti-Semitic gunman opened fire on worshippers in October, killing 11 people and wounding six more.
Other than these two dates, Jeff Goldblum's jazz outfit mostly sticks to L.A., where he blesses Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz with shows every Wednesday night. So New Yorkers should get on this—the group's debut album—The Capitol Studios Sessions, released in November—shot to the top of Billboard's Jazz Albums chart. Personally I think the appeal here is self-evident, but listen for yourself:
And here's a lengthy interview with Goldblum from November: