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."