Film of In Her Hands:Women In Jazz

In Her Hands explores women’s visions and how they are taking it in their own hands to make the needed changes to get equality in the Jazz world today.

Women are fighting for blind auditions. They are pursuing their music passion no matter what the obstacles and pushing for performance and recording opportunities. They are providing positive role models and nurturing young women musicians. They are encouraging women to become involved in performance and composition.

Join Monika Herzig's group Sheroes, on their second tour as they introduce issues facing women jazz today. With concert footage and interviews from Sheroes and women musicians around the US, from New York to Louisville, Seattle to the Bay Area, women around the country are making sure women and young girl musicians have the opportunities in the field of jazz Interviews with Anat Cohen, Grace Kelly, Ingrid Jensen, Naomi Moon Seigel, Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra, Marge Rosen, Montclair Women’s Big Band, Ellen Seeling, Jean Fineberg, DIVA, and Sherrie Maricle.

Rosa Avila
Jamie Baum
Ariana Fanning
Gabrielle Murphy
Mayra Casales
Amanda Gardier
Monika Herzig
Ingrid Jensen
Reut Regev
Leni Stern
Jennifer Vincent
Grace Kelley
Montclair Women’s Big Band and Ellen Seeling
 Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra and Maria Joyner-Wulf
Jazz Night School and Leah Rogdwizd
Middle School All Girl Jazz Band and Marge Rosen
Berkley High School Girls Combo and Sarah Cline
Women In Jazz panel from 2017 JEN Conference
Jazzschool Girls' Jazz and Blues Campand Jean Fineberg
Jazzschool Women's Jazz and Blues Camp
Black Girls Play and Angela Wellman
SF Jazz and Rebeca Mauleon
Jazz at Lincoln Center JazzGirls Day and Jessica Jones 

In Her Hands celebrates and elevates women musicians. It has the power to entertain and to awaken people’s awareness of the dynamic roles of women in our society and throughout the world. And finally, the film answers the question,  "Does she have the whole world in her hands today?"

Donations are tax deductible through our non-profit fiscal sponsor Northwest Film Forum, Christopher Day manager.

From the Producer and Director  Kay D. Ray and Editor Catherine Wadley of the award winning documentary film  Lady Be Good; Instrumental Women in Jazz.


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Kay D. Ray 
Seattle, WA
Christopher Day 
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