Delbert Anderson, member of the Navajo Tribe, is a professional trumpet performer, pe dagogue, and Jazz musician. Born in Shiprock, New Mexico, 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.
Delbert discovered his passion for jazz an d improvisation in his early yea rs of education. Anderson went on to attend Eastern New Mexico University studying music education and trumpet performance. Anderson credits his educators: Janet Isham, John Kennedy, Christopher Beaty and Dustin Seifert - for his success in the music field. Anderson now resides in Farmington, NM where he's active as a performer, composer and educator.
Anderson regularly performs with his new collaborative group DDAT, which is the Delbert Anderson Trio featuring lyricist Def-i, an ensemble inspired by ancient Native American melodies fused with jazz, hip hop, funk and sou l. Anderson ha s performed with toda y's jazz greats T.S Monk, Bobby Watso n, Scott Whitfield and ma ny oth ers. In addition to his active performing schedule, Anderson directs the San Juan College Ja zz 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, National Band Association, National Association of Music Merchants, International Trumpet Guild as well as multiple tours, guest appearances Anderson is an endorsed artist and Instruments. Delbert Anderson is currently recording companies.