Making Connections

Jami Dauber
Jami Dauber ('94 M.M.)

Jami Dauber ('94 M.M.) made history when she became the first female trumpet player in the One O'Clock Lab Band.

Now the jazz studies major uses her talent as a performer for Broadway shows and recording sessions, and as part of the all-female DIVA Jazz Orchestra, which was recently featured on NPR and includes trombonist Sara Jacovino ('05, '08 M.M.).

"Many components come together to create a Broadway musical," Dauber says. "There is so much incredible music that comes from Broadway shows, so I really enjoy playing in the orchestra pits. The difference in playing with the DIVA Jazz Orchestra is that our performance is entirely about the music. We get to make a connection with the audience, and I love making that personal connection."

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