Molly Ringwald to perform with Brazosport Jazz Orchestra

Molly Ringwald to perform with Brazosport Jazz Orchestra

Tue Jan 7, 2014
jazz
Long before she became known as a Golden Globe-nominated actress, Molly Ringwald was singing. She started performing with her pianist father’s jazz band when she was 3 years old and she has never stopped.
 

Since those young days playing with her father, Molly has become a household name in the acting field, with familiar roles in iconic 1980’s movies, “The Breakfast Club,” “Sixteen Candles” and “Pretty in Pink,” among others.

Although many know of Molly through these hit movies, there’s much more to her than being successful on movie screens.

She’s also been a successful Broadway stage actress, as well as an author of two books.

On Saturday, January 25, however, Molly will present what might be her biggest passion when she takes the stage at The Clarion at Brazosport College for a 7:30 p.m. Show.

Performing with the Brazosport Jazz Orchestra, Molly will put on display her love of jazz music, performing songs off her critically acclaimed CD, “Except Sometimes.”

Molly has a clear grasp of jazz and its history from a lifelong study of the form and the great singers who inspired her, including Bessie Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, Blossom Dearie and Susannah McCorkle.

She recorded “Except Sometimes” with Peter Smith, who also produced, on piano, Clayton Cameron on drums, Allen Mezquida on alto saxophone and Trevor Ware on bass. Together, they put a new spin on such jazz and musical standards as “The Very Thought of You,” “I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes),” “I’ll Take Romance,” “Sooner or Later” and “Where Is Love.”

Molly Ringwald’s January 25 show at The Clarion is sponsored by The Dow Chemical Company. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 for adults, $30 for seniors and Brazosport College employees and $10 for students and children. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, call The Clarion box office at 979.230.3156 or visit clarion.brazosport.edu. To learn more about Molly Ringwald, visitwww.iammollyringwald.com.