Travis Daudert Graduate Recital at SDSU, 5/8/10

Travis Daudert invited me to shoot his graduate recital over the weekend. This wasn’t a gig so much, it was more of a thesis defense. For Travis, this is a necessary step in obtaining his Master’s Degree in Jazz Studies.

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The first set was all standards, and then the second set had a few of his original compositions.

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Travis shifted the players in and out for every tune, in order to best showcase his composing, soloing, and arranging chops.

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Congratulations Travis! If it were up to me, I’d give you an “A”.

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