imageTwo projects about major jazz artists are relying in part on fans for funding.

Don Cheadle is seeking financial support via, the global crowdsourcing site, for his Miles Davis film, “Miles Ahead.” He’s looking to raise $325,000. Thus far, the campaign, which launched on Tuesday, has tallied about $10,000. Davis memorabilia and merchandise is available to contributors, ranging from previews of the film’s music for $20 to an associate producer credit and a visit to the set for $15,000. Variety reports Cheadle will direct and star as Davis.

“Most studios don’t make these kinds of movies anymore, so we are doing it independently,” Cheadle told the trade magazine. “I’m personally putting a big chunk of money into our budget as well as putting all my fees back in. But the extra money we hope to raise on Indiegogo will help us recreate the multiple time periods we’re dealing with and with the logistics of incorporating all the music.”

Earlier, Cassandra Wilson announced a crowdsourcing campaign via for her album “Coming Forth By Day: A Tribute to Billie Holiday,” in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Lady Day’s birth.

“A dream of mine is happening,” she posted on Pledgemusic. “I’ve been in love with Billie Holiday’s voice since the moment I heard it, and she has inspired me throughout my career.” Signed copies of the forthcoming album will be available for a $40 contribution. For $25,000, Wilson and her band will perform a concert in a contributor’s home.

Wilson hasn’t revealed how much she’s seeking, but according to her pages on Pledgemusic, she’s about a third of the way toward her goal with about 50 days of fundraising remaining.