Delbert Anderson Trio
Delbert Anderson, member of the Navajo tribe, is a professional trumpet performer, pedagogue, and jazz musician. Born in Shiprock, NM, Anderson discovered his interest in music playing drums and singing for the church. Anderson is known for creating the Delbert Anderson Trio (DAT) and being a developer of music educational programs and community projects.
Anderson regularly performs with his new collaborative group DDAT, which is the Delbert Anderson Trio featuring lyricist James Pakootas, an ensemble inspired by ancient Native American melodies fused with jazz, hip hop, funk and soul. Anderson has performed with today’s jazz greats T.S Monk, Bobby Watson, Brad Goode and many others. In addition to his active performing schedule, Anderson directs the San Juan College Jazz Big Band and Combo in Farmington, NM and is a private lessons instructor. He has been actively involved with his mentor program NAMP – Native American Music Program, the Native American Composers Initiative, Chamber Music America, Western Arts Alliance, Advancing Indigenous Performers, Association of Performing Arts Professionals, National Band Association, National Association of Music Merchants and International Trumpet Guild.