Watch Jeff Goldblum perform at Glastonbury with Sharon Van Etten

Backed by his longtime band, the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra.

Last November, Jeff Goldblum—the charismatic thespian of The Fly and Jurassic Park fame—released The Capitol Studios Sessions, his debut jazz album with his longtime band, the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra. And this past weekend, he performed at Glastonbury Festival, inviting Sharon Van Etten out as a guest vocalist.

The husky-voiced Van Etten—who also played her own set at Glasto—gave a stunning rendition of the 1936 classic “Let’s Face the Music and Dance.” The iconic song was originally written by the prolific songwriter Irving Berlin for the movie Follow the Fleet, and was later covered by Nat ‘King’ Cole and a seemingly endless list of artists.

The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra got their chance to shine as well, delivering powerful solos on the saxophone and organ. Goldblum, seated at the piano, almost seemed like a punter rather than a player, grinning in awe as the song played out.


Elsewhere during his set, the actor took the opportunity to announce a follow-up to The Capitol Studios Sessions. Van Etten revealed on Instagram that she appears on the new album, so maybe we’ll get a studio version of “Let’s Face the Music and Dance” soon.

Watch their performance below:


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