DIVA, FIVE PLAY
Manager: DIVA, FIVE PLAY, The DIVA Jazz Trio
Jami Dauber is a graduate of the University of North Texas, where she earned a Masters degree in Jazz Studies and was the first female trumpet player in the world-renowned One O’clock Lab Band. Her Bachelor’s degree is in Music Education from the University of Florida (Go Gators!).
After a brief stint in Branson, Missouri Jami relocated to New York City, joined DIVA in early 1995, and has been the Manager of the band since 2004.
Jami enjoys an active freelance career and has performed on such Broadway shows as Honeymoon in Vegas; Beautiful: The Carole King Musical; Anything Goes; West Side Story; Little Mermaid; The Producers; Wonderful Town; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Man of La Mancha; The Music Man; Showboat; Titanic; and Little Me, starring Martin Short. She held a chair in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in 2009. In addition to playing with DIVA, she has performed with various jazz groups including the Christian McBride Big Band and the Ellington Legacy, featuring Duke Ellington’s grandson Edward Ellington.
Jami’s discography includes seven of DIVA’s CDs: A Swingin’ Life featuring Nancy Wilson & Marlena Shaw; Johnny Mandel: The Man & His Music; Live at Dizzy’s; TNT: A Tommy Newsom Tribute; Live in Concert; I Believe in You; and Leave it to DIVA, which includes Jami’s arrangement of “Makin’ Whoopee.” She is also featured on the FIVE PLAY CDs Live at the Deerhead Inn; What the World Needs Now; and FIVE PLAY… Plus. Additional recording credits include Ellington Legacy’s Single Petal of a Rose; Don Adolfo and his Orquestra Organizacion’s Ritmo Caliente; and Ed Palermo’s Ed Palermo Big Band Plays the Music of Frank Zappa.