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Native America Calling Interview - NPR

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We would like to say thank you to the Native America Calling organization and a very special thank you to Tara Gatewood. We are honored to be guests on the NAC radio show.

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3 Page Newspaper Article

Huge thanks to Mike Easterling and The Daily Times for the fantastic write up in today's Arts and Entertainment section. We never expected a full 3 pages!! And as always - thanks to Paul McPherson (Shutterfreek!!) for the amazing pictures!

Here's a link to the article:

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DAT Album Release - Manitou

We are very proud to announce the pre-release of our first album: Manitou DAT's first album release - Manitou was recorded live at The Totah Theatre in Farmington, New Mexico. Representing Delbert's Navajo Culture though melodies inspired by ancient songs of love and war - The Delbert Anderson Trio has infused these songs with our unique blend of jazz and funk. Named "Manitou" after the life force that is omnipresent and manifests everywhere: organisms, the environment, events, etc - Manitou represents a spiritual power that was felt in the composition of these songs and in continually felt in live performance. "Manitou" was also the chosen name of a dear friend of the band's that departed on his own journey after passing onto the next world while helping DAT form their vision of the future as a band. From signature tracks like "Iron Horse Gallup" (available to download instantly when you pre-order) to bop inspired burners like "IDK" - "Manitou" takes the listener on a very unique voyage that could only be captained by Delbert Anderson, Nicholas Lucero and Mike McCluhan. Get it here before it's released worldwide on iTunes and Amazon on September 20th!: https://thedelbertandersontrio.bandcamp.com/ DAT would like to thank: Greg Churchill for his hard work and patience as we recorded in his amazing space. Dave Sprinkle for his help with the pre-release and production. Jeremy Eyerock Arviso for his outstanding graphic design work. Our friends, families and loved ones who have been outstandingly supportive and patient while we took time to develop as a band and for all nights away we've spent this year and whatever is to come! And finally - the fans. The people that have gone out of their way to listen to our music and support us in this endeavor. We're so lucky that our songs have fallen on your ears and we've heard your reactions in applause and message and conversations. Thank you so much for listening!

Giant Steppes of Jazz International Music Festival 2014

DAT is incredibly excited to announce that we have been invited to perform at The Giant Steppes of Jazz International Festival to be held in Mongolia’s capital city, Ulaanbaatar!

We will be performing at the festival, collaborating with several Mongolian performers and conducting workshops!

Special thanks to Ganbat Nyandag - gifted musician and Chairman of Giant Steppes of Jazz NGO for his friendship and for this amazing opportunity!

We can't wait to experience Mongolia and perform with other artists from all over the world!!

Keep an eye out for more updates!

China Tour with Wenhai Wang!

DAT would like to Announce that we will be collaborating on an upcoming recording and tour of China with noted Opera Singer and Composer Wenhai Wang!

We are incredibly blessed to have Wenhai as a friend and we are very excited to share what we're working on together.

In addition to being a stunning vocal and dramatic talent - Wenhai has been an educator and worked in composing and producing for both Television and Film. We will be blending our original DAT sound with Wenhai's Soaring Vocals to produce some great new music that will touch on influences from heritage jazz pieces, traditional Chinese pieces, film compositions and our original and unique musical vision as an artistic concord.

We will be playing several dates mostly in Shanghai and will be heading into the studio in the upcoming months to record a CD that will be released towards the end of 2014 - stay tuned for how to get an invite to our CD release event in Shanghai!

We will be announcing more about the specific dates and venues and thanking our sponsors in the upcoming months as things are finalized.

Thanks again to our friends, family and fans who have been so grateful and generous with their time and patience and love over the past several months as we've been booked solid with meetings and rehearsals and trips...we love and appreciate you and could NOT do this without you!

West Coast Indian Music Awards Nomination!

The Delbert Anderson Trio is very proud to announce that we've been nominated for the 2014 West Coast Indian Music Awards!

We're currently nominated in both the Jazz and Instrumental categories for our unique blend of the traditional and the contemporary styles of music we play.

We are very proud and very honored to stand alongside our fellow artists and to be invited to participate in this event!

West Coast American Indian Music Awards will be hosted in Los Angeles June 28th 2014 at the Ebella theater.


Winning a WCAIMA award is the single highest prestige award for entertainment by Indigenous people of the West Coast and beyond.

Thank you again to Tuskin and the WCAIMA Board of Directors for taking an interest in us!

New EP - "Look Backwards" - Released 10/1

We are SUPER excited to announce the release of our EP - "Look Backwards"!

Recorded live by our friends at Fuzzy Lamp Studios - Look Backwards is a collection of 8 songs that range from the hard swinging tune "I Mean You" - to the funky original "Narbona", "DAT One" and the title track "Look Backwards"!!

We are incredibly thankful to our Friends, Family and Fans that have been incredibly supportive during this!

As a thank you - we're making 5 of the 8 songs available to download for free!!

New Single "Narbona" released!

The Delbert Anderson Trio is proud to release our second original tune - "Narbona".

A funky jazz piece that features an extended introduction featuring Delbert's expressive trumpet playing style - We're sure you'll enjoy this tune!


Connie Gotsch Educational Jazz Tour - 2013

The Delbert Anderson Trio is VERY proud to announce that we've been awarded a grant from The Connie Gotsch Foundation.

The DAT is planning an educational focused tour that includes several performances and clinics around New Mexico schools and cumulating in a performance at a larger local venue that would highlight several local jazz artists and music students.

Connie Gotsch was an award-winning author, educator, broadcast director, adventurer and photographer. Above all, Connie was a promoter of the arts. She passed away in July 2012 after a seven month battle with cancer, but not before dedicating her estate to the advancement of the arts in San Juan County. The Connie Gotsch Arts Foundation was established with the purpose of continuing Connie’s legacy by offering scholarships, grants and other means of support to the many forms of art in our area. http://www.cgartsfoundation.com/

We couldn't be more excited or grateful for the opportunity to share our music and hopefully inspire some future musicians in our area!