“Music has no gender.”
—Anat Cohen

“There really weren't female role models when I first started the saxophone.”
—Grace Kelly

“There's no school that I can think of right now that is nailing this.”
—Ingrid Jensen

“We have to change it because it’s not whole music if you have half of the voices represented.”
—Monika Herzig

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.

In Her Hands trailer

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

For a copy of the In Her Hands video or to have a screening at your school or with your Jazz Girls Day, please contact Kay D. Ray at kaydray@comcast.net.

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