IAIA Native Music Festival

Very excited to be included in the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Native Music Festival to be held in Santa Fe on Sunday, October 26th!

Join us along side an amazing line of artists that include PLATEROS, Scatter Their Own, Saving Damsels, InnaState, Indigenize and Nataanii Means!

There's no cover or fee to attend - just come on out with your lawn chairs or blankets and get ready for an amazing night of music!!

Huge to thanks to Adrian Wall for including us in this sure to be wonderful night!

Lineup times for IAIA Native Music Fest this Sunday, October 26th:

Indigenize 12:00-12:30
Innastate 12:45-1:30
Saving Damsels 1:45-2:30
Nataani Means 2:45-3:15
Scatter Their Own 3:30-4:15
The Plateros 4:30-5:15
The Delbert Anderson Trio 5:30-6:1

DAT - Live near Tuscon

Very excited to announce that we're playing at the wonderful Agua Linda Farm for their 2015 Fall Festival this upcoming Saturday in Amada, AZ!

Located just 30 minutes south of Tuscon, Agua Linda Farm is family owned and operated and is one of the most picturesque patches in Arizona.

We can't wait to play!

The music starts Saturday (10/18) afternoon and lasts all day!

Come join us!

For more information:


DAT Jim Pepper Festival

We are excited and honored to take part in the Jim Pepper Festival this weekend in Portland, Oregon!

Jim Pepper is a personal inspiration to the entire trio!

Beginning in the late 1960s, Pepper became a pioneer of fusion jazz. His band, The Free Spirits, is credited as the first to combine elements of jazz and rock.

Of Kaw and Creek heritage, Pepper also achieved notoriety for his compositions combining elements of jazz and Native American music. Don Cherry and Ornette Coleman encouraged Pepper to reflect his roots and heritage and incorporate it into his jazz playing and composition.

DAT Remember vividly getting a call from Sean Cruz regarding Jim and the festival a year ago and sharing in his enthusiasm as Delbert and DAT are really the first people to be so directly influenced by Pepper and are honored to carry on his VERY unique legacy.

Can't wait to play up there!

Portlandia - here we come!

DAT - Special Concert Event in Albuquerque

DAT has a very special, very private show this weekend in Albuquerque, NM.

Please comment on this status or send us a message for invitation details.

Also - if you're on our mailing list - you'll receive a flyer for this unique chance to not only hear us play in a very intimate setting - but a unique chance to work with us and partner with DAT on some upcoming projects!

If you haven't already - you can sign up for our mailing list here:


We look forward to sharing our music with you and chatting this Saturday!

Dancing Earth/Skylight in Santa Fe

Had the honor of performing at Dancing Earth's 10 year anniversary celebration!

An Evening of EARTH and SKY: DANCING EARTH at the SKY Light!   “Origi-Nation: Roots and Seeds,” featured international indigenous guest dancers and musicians from 8 countries and over 25 First Nations of the Americas.

Check them out at:


The evening was spectacular - Dancing Earth's performance was nothing short of breath taking.

The Skylight was absolute pleasure to play at - the staff was outstanding and the venue itself is SUPER cool - go and grab some food and drinks there if you can - you won't be sorry!

Finally Sina Aurelia Soul took a few moments as acting director of music for Dancing Earth to introduce herself! Soul sings in 8 different languages, is a trained classical pianist, a fierce percussionist and is a true JazzMaster of the voice!

Keep an eye out for upcoming collabs!

Music is Medicine Camp - Winnipeg

DAT had the great honor of traveling to Canada to be featured performers and clinicians at an amazing event - The Music is Medicine Suicide Prevention camp.

The event itself was two days filled with knowledge, music, and love - all things the world needs more of.

DAT would like to reach out and thank the other artists involved for being huge inspirations!

We had a blast!

Check out:

Wayne Lavallee:

He was the 2006 winner for “Best Aboriginal Songwriter” at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. His album Green Dress was nominated for a 2005 Juno Award for Best Aboriginal Recording, and it won the 2004 Canadian Aboriginal Music Award for Album of the Year. “Wayne Lavallee is a superb storyteller, a gifted singer and a guitarist par excellence...I don’t know if the spirits haunted these sessions, but there is magic in every song.” So says XRoads Magazine from France about the new album from this award winning Vancouver artist. The long awaited follow up to the break out success that was 2005’s ‘Green Dress’,



In an era of hip hop when materialism and gimmicks have become the norm, it is refreshing to see an artist with substance, character and originality.
Hailing from Edmonton, Canada is Rellik, one of the prairies most promising prospects. Co-founder of one of Edmonton's longest running rap group, 118, he has been performing live and recording tracks for nearly a decade.
From his high energy shows, captivating hooks and in your face rhyme style, Rellik, continues to leave audiences and listeners anticipating more. With Rellik's long awaited debut solo LP, "Mighty Mouth", scheduled for release in Spring 2009 on indie label, New Leaf Entertainment, he promises to take Canadian hip hop to another level.


Gabriel Ayala:

A member of the Yaqui people of southern Arizona, Gabriel Ayala(Guitarist) is at the forefront of a new generation of Native Americans making a career performing classical music. He earned a Master’s Degree in Music Performance from the University of Arizona in 1997, has taught at all educational levels from elementary through college, and serves as a competition adjudicator. Although Gabriel truly enjoys being a teacher his busy touring schedule allows him to only teach in masterclass settings.



Hugeeee thanks to Rhonda Head for putting this all together!!

Survival of the First Voices Festival/Workshop

Very proud to announce that during the up coming Survival of the First Voices Festival - Delbert Anderson will be presenting a solo workshop entitled "Aiming High".

This workshop will include discussion about improvisation, artistic development and expanding your audience!

The workshop is FREE as part of this amazing festival here in Farmington, New Mexico!

Come join Delbert and come prepared with questions about improv and being the best artist you can be.

The Festival takes place at San Juan College - the workshop itself will take place in the 9000 series rooms in the Henderson Fine Arts Center.

In addition - The Delbert Anderson Trio will be performing on Friday, August 1st from 6:20 to 6:50 pm!

Keep an eye for more updates coming soon!

Be sure to check out the festival on facebook or at:


DAT Booking and Management Updates

We are very excited to announce that DAT will be working with Shawn Michael Perry/Only The Brave Recordings and Entertainment and with Gordon Bronitsky/Bronitsky and Associates.

We have the fortune of working with both of these individuals this year and are looking forward to seeing what the future holds!

Singer, songwriter, actor, educator, and activist Shawn Michael Perry will be putting together different tour packages from solo performances to all of the OTB acts performing on the same bill - which includes Shawn himself and our great friend Steven Rushingwind's group Rushingwind and Mucklow!


Gordon Bronitsky, PhD, Founder/President of Bronitsky and Associates has been providing quality cultural experiences that inspire, educate and entertain audiences and participants around the world since 1992. Bronitsky and Associates will be primarily handling our international activities.


Contact us at management@delbertandersontrio.com for any inquiries!

Navajo Post/DAT

We've been busy getting ready for our trip to Asia later in the year (Keep an ear out for some new announcements about where we'll be playing!!) - and we were just contacted with some very exciting news!!

We are very excited to announce that the Navajo Post (www.navajopost.org) will be sending a Alexander Chambers (Publisher of the Navajo Post) to travel with us and cover the tour live. We will be welcoming Alexander into the trio and really giving him an insight into who we are and being able to chronicle our experiences in Mongolia and others parts of Asia.

The Navajo Post is a weekly publication covering the largest tribe in the U.S. the Navajo Nation. To the best of our knowledge, this will be the first tour by an American Indian performing arts group accompanied by a reporter from an American Indian newspaper. We’ll keep you posted!

Special thanks to Gordon Bronitsky from Bronitsky and Associates for your vision and helping coordinate this amazing trip.

Please visit them at http://www.bronitskyandassociates.com/!

DAT Freedom Days Show!

Come join us for Farmington Freedom Days!!

The Four Corners region celebrates the Fourth of July over several days with a variety of events throughout Farmington! The Freedom Days Celebration events include Party in the Park, a pizza eating competition, Skateboarding Competition, fireworks display, food fair, concerts, a night parade, Ice Cream Social, Gem & Mineral Show and much more!

July 3, 2014

6:00 – 9:00 p.m. -Food Fair, History Makers and FREE Brass Band Concert - Gateway Park
6:00 p.m.- Delbert Anderson Trio
Sponsored by the Connie Gotsch Arts Foundation
6:30 p.m.- History Makers Hall of Fame
Sponsored by the Farmington Chamber of Commerce
7:15 p.m. - Brass Band Concert, Kissmah Brass Band
Sponsored by Millennium Insurance

Asááyii Lake Fire Benefit Concert

Thursday, June 19, Shiprock, NM
6 pm to 8:30 PM
Asááyii Lake Fire Benefit Concert
Phil Thomas Performing Arts Center - https://goo.gl/maps/UUGAT

San Juan United Way will be accepting monetary donations at this event, 100% will go to affected communities. You may also donate online here, make sure to write "Assayii Lake fire" in the focus area:


Giant Steppes of Jazz Internation Festival!!

  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 for more updates!