New On Slacker Jazz: Molly Ringwald “Except Sometimes”

molly ringwaldIf you only think of Molly Ringwald as the iconic teen actress in the films Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Pretty In Pink, think again!

Before Molly was making movies in Hollywood, she was making music in Sacramento. Molly began performing at age six with her father, jazz pianist Bob Ringwald. Molly now stars in the ABC Family series The Secret Life of the American Teenager.  She’s also penned her first novel and is busy raising twins. But Molly’s never forgotten her jazz roots and credits her father for instilling in her a love of swing and on-stage pacing.

Molly’s new CD on Concord is called Except Sometimes. On standards such as “Sooner Or Later,” “The Very Thought of You,” and “Exactly Like You,” Molly shows both a reverence for the Great American Songbook and an awareness of and appreciation for Ella Fitzgerald, Blossom Dearie, and Peggy Lee.

Check out Molly Ringwald on Slacker Jazz for a refreshing take on jazz standards and more!

Guido Vincenzo

About Guido Vincenzo

Guido programs Jazz, Acid Jazz, Modern Jazz and Jazz Holiday for Slacker Radio. He believes programming jazz is kind of like putting a good meal together – just the right amount of melodic content, rich improvisation, and a lot of soul. He is also a great cook and an Italian wine connoisseur...naturally.

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