Jeff Goldblum has been playing piano for most of his life, and he’s often said he would have become a professional musician if he hadn’t gone into the acting business. 44 years after taking his first film role, the beloved actor will finally make a foray into the world of recorded music when he hits the studio to work on his debut album.

Goldblum, who is known for playing iconic roles like Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jurassic Park), David Levinson (Independence Day), and Chef Goldblum (Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie), is no slouch in the music department either. The 65-year-old pianist regularly performs with his jazz group, the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, in New York City and Los Angeles, and he hosts a weekly jazz variety show at L.A.’s Rockwell Table & Stage.

Goldblum’s debut album will be put out on the renowned Decca Records label, which signed him earlier this month. According to Variety, Goldblum impressed the labels executives last October when he accompanied jazz singer Gregory Porter on a rendition of Nat King Cole’s “Mona Lisa” during a promotional event for Thor: Ragnarok on the BBC’s The Graham Norton Show.

Gregory Porter feat. Jeff Goldblum – “Mona Lisa” (Nat King Cole cover)

“As far as I can tell, everyone loves Jeff Goldblum,” Decca director of A&R Tom Lewis said in a statement. “He’s a fantastic jazz pianist, a great band leader and just about the loveliest man in the world. His love of jazz is infectious and whenever he plays he makes you feel very happy. If we can take Jeff’s music into people’s homes then we will be helping, in our own small way, to make the world a happier place.”

“I’m so happy to be in cahoots with the wonderful people at Decca, one of the coolest and most prestigious labels of all time,” Goldblum added.

Goldblum’s album is due out sometime later this year. His next movie, Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom, will hit theaters on June 22nd.

[H/T – Billboard]