Film of In Her Hands:Women In Jazz

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Raised by 47 people in 3 months
Kay D. Ray
on behalf of Christopher Day
 SEATTLE, WA
In Her Hands; Women in Jazz Profiles
Explore obstacles facing women in Jazz today with Monika Herzig's exceptional women’s music tour from clubs to schools around the US.



Jazz, the American music genre, has been around for over a hundred years and women have been on the scene since this beginning. Women musicians have played as singles, in all girl groups and have been role models for young girl musicians. How far have women come in this business? What are the obstacles that are keeping women out of the industry, the education systems, the recording sessions?
To understand the many dimensions of music as a career for women, this film follows a US tour of Monika Herzig's The Whole World in Her Hands and the recording of a second album. The tour features some of the most accomplished jazz women on the international scene today. Each of the members of Herzig’s ensemble are eminent musicians and leaders in the jazz world. Including concert footage from Washington DC to Louisville, Indianapolis to New Jersey, and in poignant interviews, In Her Hands explores these women’s visions, their diverse backgrounds and talents as they reflect on their careers and the obstacles. All of these women, and others from around the US, have chosen jazz as their expressive voice despite many economic and social hurdles.
Featuring:
Rosa Avila
Jamie Baum
Ariana Fanning
Gabrielle Murphy
Mayra Casales
Amanda Gardier
Monika Herzig
Ingrid Jensen
Reut Regev
Leni Stern
Jennifer Vincent

Guest appearances:
Ellen Seeling and Montclair Women’s Big Band
Maria Joyner-Wulf and Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra
Seattle’s JazzEd
Middle School All Girl Jazz Band (SWOJO and NEA)
Berkley High School Girls Combo
Women In Jazz panel from 2017 JEN Conference
Jazzschool Girls' Jazz and Blues Camp
Jazzschool Women's Jazz and Blues Camp

 Film Archival appearances:
Patrice Rushen
Stacey Rowles
Amy Denio
Ann Patterson and Maiden Voyage
Sherrie Maricle and DIVA Big Band

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?"

The money raised will help pay for the video shoots of concerts, mentoring work with students and an edited video trailer to be used for grants and future fundraising.

We need your help to continue to honor women and make this important story come to the screen. We are having a short gofundme fundraising campaign so we can video some imortant concerts in November and December. Please donate today and pass the word to your friends.

Donations are tax deductible through our non-profit fiscal sponsor Northwest Film Forum.

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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Help us celebrate women with the new film In Her Hands; Women In Jazz Today.

Kay just returned from the Jazz Educators Conference in New Orleans where she got great interviews with musicians and educators: Natalie Boeyink, Jessica Jones, Rebecca Mauleon, Debbie Katz Knowles and vibrant sax player Grace Kelley as well as filming panel discussions by Cristina Pattuelli - Women In Jazz: Opening a New Lens on Jazz History, Supporting Developing Female Jazz Instrumentalists presented by Natalie Boeyink and JazzGirls: How to Welcome, Support and Maintain Girls in Our Jazz Program - sharing best practices led by Jessica Jones and a performance by and SF Jazz combo..

We’ve had a good response from our gofundme fundraising campaign ( www.gofundme.com/InHerHands). and two generous family foundation donations. Thank you SO much to all who donated.

We still need your financial help to continue to honor women and make this important story come to the screen. I need to film Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra Middle school girls jazz workshops, their final concert with SWOJO, Women’s Jazz and Blues Camp and Girls Jazz camp at the Jazz school in Berkeley as well as some pivotal interviews.
Donations are tax deductible through our non-profit fiscal sponsor Northwest Film Forum. Christopher Day <chris@nwfilmforum.org>

Thank you again

Kay D. Ray and Monika Herzig
Panel at JEN
Kay and Grace Kelly at JEN.... sideways!
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In Her Hands; Women In Jazz Today 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?”

We filmed a great concert of The Whole World In Her Hands band at Birdland in NYC in December. We will be filming some interviews and a panel on Women In Jazz in New Orleans in January at the Jazz Educators Conference.
We still need your help to continue to honor women and make this important story come to the screen. We are almost halfway to our goal in out gofundme fundraising campaign ( www.gofundme.com/InHerHands). The money raised will help pay for the video shoots of concerts, musician inteviews, mentoring work with students and an edited video trailer to be used for grants and future fundraising. Please make your year end donation today and pass the word to your friends.

Donations are tax deductible through our non-profit fiscal sponsor Northwest Film Forum. Christopher Day <chris@nwfilmforum.org>

Thank you from Kay D. Ray and Monika Herzig
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The Whole World In Her Hands had a great gig at Birdland in NYC last night. I was fortunate to be there to document and video this amazing performance.
we are almost halfway to our funding goals for gofundme (THANK YOU SO MUCH to all who have donated) so please continue to spread the word about IN HER HANDS.
For any donations received in the next week, you will get a special holiday treat!!!!
All donations are tax deductible through non profit fiscal sponsor Northwest Film Forum managed by Chris Day.
Sound check at Birdland!
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We're on our way to our goal but still need your help. Please spread the word about this important musical look at women empowering women and girls.
All donations are tax deductible through non profit fiscal sponsor Northwest Film Forum managed by Chris Day.
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Raised by 47 people in 3 months
Created November 11, 2016
Kay D. Ray  
on behalf of Christopher Day
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