Molly Ringwald rediscovers her jazz roots

By CHARLES J. GANS

Associated Press

Published: Saturday, April 27 2013 3:00 p.m. MDT

Ringwald reunited with Smith when she moved to Los Angeles in 2008 to join the cast of the TV show "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," playing the mother of a pregnant teenager.

Ringwald eventually felt confident enough to record an album in 2010 with Smith writing the arrangements. They produced it independently because she wanted artistic control, and it was later picked up by Concord.

Ringwald felt the time was right because the music that she always enjoyed singing had become more popular thanks to singers such as Diana Krall, Jane Monheit and Norah Jones.

Ringwald is already looking ahead to recording another jazz album and is developing her own TV show.

"I feel that I have grown as a person and as an artist and am able to take on more things at once," she said. "Being a mother certainly has aided my ability to multitask."

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