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Trumpeter Jami Dauber is grateful for every day of her life in New York City, where she has worked, played, laughed, wept, mourned, and celebrated for almost 30 years.  

She has performed in countless Broadway and Off-Broadway shows including The Music Man, Chicago, Frozen, A Bronx Tale, Honeymoon in Vegas, In The Heights, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, and Merrily We Roll Along.


Jami has toured the world as a longtime member of The DIVA Jazz Orchestra and its breakout quintet, FIVE PLAYOther tours include the Washington, DC and Atlanta productions of Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life and the Living Arts, Inc. international tour of Porgy and Bess.


She has performed with the jazz orchestras of Christian McBride, Wycliffe Gordon, Victor Goines, and Bria Skonberg, as well as with The Smithsonian Jazz Works Orchestra, The New Alchemy Jazz Orchestra, and the George Gee Swing Orchestra. She is also a member of the Duke Ellington Legacy Band, performing alongside Edward Ellington (Duke's grandson). 

In 2019 and 2022, Jami played with The Who at Madison Square Garden, and in 2016 she performed in Taylor Mac's 24-D, a 24-hour long performance art concert depicting 24 decades of the history of popular music.

In addition to the quintet FIVE PLAY, Jami is often heard in various small group/cabaret settings with artists such as Rob McClure, Haley Swindal, Jason Robert Brown, Bianca Marroquin, Hal Linden, and Justin Vivian Bond.

In 2020, she was featured alongside numerous trumpeters from Los Angeles and New York City in Shine (Instrument of Hope), a documentary film aimed at keeping the conversation about gun violence alive and on the main stage.

Jami played the 2021 premiere of Hart Island Suite and the 2011 premiere of Stand: A Symphony for Jazz Orchestraboth by renowned composer/arranger, Anita Brown.


Jami's television credits include the FX mini-series Fosse/Verdon, the Showtime series The L Word, and the PBS KIDS series peg + cat. In 2014, Jami was heard with The DIVA Jazz Orchestra in the NBC broadcast of the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

Originally from Chicago, Jami also spent some of her childhood years in both Texas and Florida. She holds degrees from The University of Florida and The University of North Texas, where she is honored to have been the first woman trumpet player in the famed One O'Clock Lab Band.


Please feel free to contact Jami via email at

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