Check out we've been working on! Huge thanks to The Amazing Sunflower Theater and to Ryan, Rory, Ian and Lorenzo for your talent in putting this together!
2015 was amazing - we played more than we ever thought we would and we had a great success with out first album "Manitou"!
...for 2016 - we thought why not keep pushing the envelope and pushing musical boundaries. Who is to say what "jazz" is and where the lines between musical forms like Hip Hop and Jazz begin and end.
So found another artist with tons of great forward momentum - someone we enjoy listening to - someone that we like hanging with and thought - why not MAKE some music with him.
For 2016 - we're proud to announce a collaboration with Def-i (Christopher Mike-Bidtah).
Def-i is a very talented hip hop artists based in the Southwest as well - he's recently released an album called "Shields for Raining Arrows" that you have to hear to get a feel for his smooth, intelligent and rhythmic style.
Going into 2016 we'll performing shows together, we're working on an album (As well as a second DAT Album that we're 6 tracks into) and doing some touring on the West Coast!
Def-i and Delbert working on 2016 collaborations. Stay tuned for our new music video featuring Def-i on a piece entitled "Roadrunner".
The Roadrunner Music Video will then be sent to NPR to be considered for an hour concert at it's headquarters.
Please welcome Def-i to the DAT Family and keep an eye for what we have coming up!!
After a chance encounter in Dallas - Delbert got to spend the evening with Jason Asenap from Indian Country Today.
Check out the interview below:
Check out this video from Portland of us with the Amazing Avoctja!
Check her out here:
We've had a blast lately!
Thank you to everyone that's made it possible for us to be out sharing our music!!
Thanks to The State Fair of Texas and Julia Nava for having us out to perform!!
A little over 20 performances later and we feel like we're just warming up! Looking forward to next year!
We had an amazing series of shows - the fans were amazing and we met a ton of new and great people out there!!!
Huge thank you to Capacity Builders for your belief in us and for your help with the tour- thanks to Kitty and Creek Norris, Sean Cruz, Walter Fields, Mick Hesse, Avotcja Jiltonilro for your amazing words and spirit and every who helped us along the way!!
Very excited to be hitting the road on our 2015 West Coast Manitou tour!! We'll playing songs from "Manitou" and debuting some new stuff from the upcoming record!!
Thank you SO MUCH to Capacity Builders, Mick Hesse, Sean Cruz, Walter Fields, Kitty Norris, and everyone that's made this possible!
Can't wait to get out - meet some great people and play some music!!
Watch out West Coast - here we come!!
Very excited to be doing this work shop and show in Santa Fe!!!
Very excited to announce a wonderful collaboration we have coming up!!
On the final stop of our West Coast Tour (more dates, flyers TBA) at the Jim Pepper Jazz Festival - we'll be collaborating with Bay Blues Society Hall of Fame Jazz Artist of the Year Avotcja (pronounced Avacha).
A riveting performer, she regularly collaborates a dazzling array of improvisers, including violinist Sandy Poindexter, tenor saxophonist Francis Wong, bassist Eugene Warren, percussionist Hector Lugo, and pianist Jon Jang. As a word-artist she delivers rhythmically charged verse while contributing grooves and textures on hand percussion.
We can't wait to see what we all do together at our performance in Portland!
We had an absolute blast playing a dual performance at the Farmington Public Library's Cottonwood Concert Series - we had an indoor matinee then we did a longer show in their amphitheater follow by a meet and greet!
We loved it!!
Had an absolute blast playing - thanks so much for having us out!
In addition to our performance at The Survival of the First Voices festival (Saturday Night) - we will be conducting a workshop on the music industry and business in general.
Come and join us for a wonderful afternoon of discussion!
Come join us tonight for some music at this wonderful family event!!
5pm – 8:30pm - Family Freedomfest at Gateway Park Museum & Visitor Center. Enjoy a family friendly evening of food, music and fun! Stay after and enjoy the fireworks and musical simulcast!
5 - Ice Cream Social and ice cream eating contest by Farmington Museum Foundation & Creamland Dairies
5 - San Juan College’s Company musical perfirmance
5:45 - Yo Yo Demonstration & Contest by Luke Renner
6:30 - Delbert Anderson Trio by the Connie Gotsch Arts Foundation
7:15 - Kissmah Brass Band Concert by Millennium/Leavitt Insurance
Huge thanks to Tom and The Outpost for having us! We had a blast playing!!
Be sure to check out their line up for some amazing music this summer!
Very proud to be playing at The Outpost! in Albuquerque, NM on Thursday, June 18!!
The Outpost! is a fantastic, intimate venue that is supported by members that love music and jazz as much as we do! Not only is Outpost a great venue to perform - but they too know the importance of music education and support it greatly by doing some amazing workshops and events.
Check out their website to purchase tickets for our upcoming show with Arnold Acosta & His Soul Jazz Group and check out some amazing upcoming performances including Christian McBride and Esperanza Spalding!
Also keep an eye out for the New Mexico Jazz Festival - July 10th - August 6th
We are very excited to be performing at the Sunflower Theatre, located in Cortez, CO this Friday. Downbeat hits off at 7pm.
A special thanks to Kim for organizing this event and to DJ's Paul and Tom. Tune into KSJD this Friday from 2pm to 2:30pm for a live broadcast from the Sunflower Theatre.
We hope to see you this Friday!
Tickets can be purchased online at:
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: