Film of In Her Hands:Women In Jazz

$4,612 of $15k goal

Raised by 50 people in 5 months
Kay D. Ray
on behalf of Christopher Day
 SEATTLE, WA
In Her Hands; Women Seizing Jazz (working title)

Explore obstacles facing women in Jazz today as women around the US are fighting for auditions, creating opportunities and being role models for young musicians.

Women musicians have been on the American Jazz scene since the beginning. Obstacles have limited women in the industry, the education systems and the recording sessions.

To understand the many dimensions of this subject, this film begins with a US tour of Monika Herzig's The Whole World in Her Hands and the recording of their second album. Each of the members of Herzig’s ensemble are eminent musicians and leaders in the jazz world. With concert footage and poignant interviews of this group and women around the US, from New York to Louisville, Seattle to the Bay Area, 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

•           Pursuing their music passion no matter what the obstacles

• Pushing for performance and recording opportunities

•Providing positive role models

•Nurturing young women musicians

•Encouraging women to become involved in performance and composition

Featuring:
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 

 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?"

Thank you thank you thank you to those who have donated.  After having great interviews and filming amazing concerts, we need your help so we can complete tthe interviews and begin editing. Please donate today and pass the word to your friends.

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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Update 7
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9 days ago
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We are focusing in on the IN HER HANDS storyline and the importance of educating girls and women in Jazz. We've had some great musician interviews and filmed some wonderful performances. We are relaunching this gofundme campaign so we can raise money to finish the interviews and begin editing. Please share with everyone!!!
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In Her Hands; Women In Jazz Today (working title) trailer is up on Facebook!!!
In Her Hands Women In Jazz today trailer
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Update 5
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3 months ago
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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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Update 4
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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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$4,612 of $15k goal

Raised by 50 people in 5 months
Created November 11, 2016
Kay D. Ray  
on behalf of Christopher Day
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Looking forward to another great documentary!

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