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Delbert Anderson / D'DAT

Jazz Road Creative Residencies Grant Recipient

Delbert Anderson / D'DAT

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Farmington, New Mexico

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Grant or Fellowship

Jazz Road Creative Residencies Grant

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About the Project

In partnership with the Bureau of Land Mgmt, DDAT will visit five Indigenous communities through UT, OR and ID for residency workshops and tribal connection. A documentation team will be present.

Residency Location

Multiple locations & regions

About the Artist

Having been featured on, NPR, Yahoo,, SiriusXM, TED Talks and more, D'DAT has been described as contemporary culture and ambassadors of Native American music for good reason. Combining the inspirational and heartfelt lyrics of James Pakootas with the hard- driving instrumental fire of award-winning trumpet player Delbert Anderson, the deep funk of international touring artist and drummer Nicholas Lucero, and the intellectually explorative and expanding groove of Mike McCluhan on bass, D'DAT has carved its own path with high desert-forged influences and world-class musicianship.

DDAT is just at home in an intimate venue as it is on a festival stage, as the past several years have proven the group has performed smaller clubs, but also taken part in such memorable international collaborations as its concert with Mongolian master throat singer Baatarjav Erdene Tsogt. DDAT has played beautiful theaters throughout the US and Canada, while performing in high- profile outdoor settings such as the Taos Vortex Festival and iGlobalquerque! DDAT also has also been featured at TED X and performed its trademark ""DDAT Suite"" with a full wind symphony at Eastern New Mexico State University. Regardless of the setting, DDAT consistently delivers memorable performances with literally no boundaries.

Tours include:
Big Sky Tour 2021 - WY, SD, MT, CO
Blue Desert Virtual Tour 2021 - CO, CA, NM

DDAT has also completed recording their 2nd album entitled, ""Born In an Odd Time"". The album will be release June 1, 2022 in New York City. Born In an Odd Time also inspired DDAT's first musical called Nat'aanii. DDAT has been a part of many of its individual artist's accomplishments. These awards and honors include:
Chamber Music America Jazz Presenters Award 2021
Emerging Leaders People of Color Program 2021 - Anderson
APAP Doris Duke Access Award 2019 - Anderson
Native Launchpad Award 2019 - Anderson
Smithsonian American Indian Magazine Feature 2019
TedxABQ Music Presenter 2018
Yahoo/ Feature 2018
NPR's top 10 Honorable Mention 2016