Born and raised in Greeley, Colorado, Travis began playing music at the age of six…after being offered lessons from a door to door accordion lesson salesman! Early experiences led to interests in music performance, theory, recording, composition, and education.
Guitarist Travis Daudert graduated Summa Cum Laude with his B.M. in Jazz Studies from San Diego State University in 2008 and was voted Outstanding Student by faculty members of the music department. He received his Masters Degree in Jazz Studies, also from SDSU, in 2010. He is grateful to have studied with Richard Thompson, Rick Helzer, Bob Magnusson, Bob Boss, Derek Cannon and Brent Dutton while attending SDSU.
Equally interested in teaching, composition, recording and performance, Travis has written for string quartet and many solo classical instruments in addition to composing jazz, pop and rock tunes. He has a truly wide range of influences ranging from Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Stravinsky, Shostakovich and Philip Glass to Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Medeski, Martin & Wood and Wayne Shorter to the Beatles, Paul Simon, the Grateful Dead, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke, Parliament/Funkadelic and Frank Zappa.
Currently available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Private lessons only.