Molly Ringwald - Vocals
Peter Smith - Piano
Mitchell Long - Guitar
Allen Mezquida - Alto Sax
Trevor Ware - Bass
Tony Jefferson - Drums
Molly Ringwald – Live
Long before she became known as a Golden Globe-nominated actress, Ringwald was singing. She started performing with her pianist father’s jazz band when she was three and she has never stopped.
“I had quite the musical repertoire,” she recalls with a laugh. “It was pretty much traditional jazz but there was some Bessie Smith and Helen Kane, the original Betty Boop.” Talk with Ringwald for even a short amount of time and it’s clear her grasp of jazz and its history comes from a lifelong study of the form and the great singers who inspired her, including Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, Blossom Dearie and Susannah McCorkle.
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Through her engagement at Birdland Molly will be premiering new music and recording her sophomore offering as a bandleader. Molly has assembled a stellar group of musicians from Los Angeles & New York led by her musical director (also an actor) Peter Smith. This historic engagement is not to be missed.