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Jeff Goldblum Adds Jazz Pianist To His Wide-Ranging List Of Roles

The actor and his band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, perform in Houston Friday.

Jeff Goldblum Playing Piano
Actor Jeff Goldblum playing piano with his jazz ensemble, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra.

Actor Jeff Goldblum will be in Houston Friday night – not in connection with a new film, but to perform at Jones Hall with his jazz band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra.

Goldblum’s been playing the piano for years, and the band’s been touring and recording albums in between his films.

He’s had a long and varied career. In movies, he first gained notice for one line in the 1977 Woody Allen film Annie Hall.

But Goldblum soon became famous for his performances in The Big Chill, The Fly, Buckaroo Banzai, Jurassic Park, and Independence Day, among many, many others. And he absolutely stole the show in 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok.

Throw in a trifecta of Wes Anderson films and other assorted oddball character turns, and, well, Jeff Goldblum undeniably sticks out.

In the audio above, Houston Matters host Craig Cohen asks the actor what he thinks of his wide-ranging collection of roles over the years, about playing in a jazz band, and who exactly Mildred Snitzer is.

Actor Jeff Goldblum
Actor Jeff Goldblum speaking at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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