DDAT brings an exciting, high energy, world class show fusing jazz, funk, hip hop and soul!
The Delbert Anderson Trio has performed at the annual Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival twice, and we look forward to seeing them back in Portland again as DDAT. They have developed their own sound, and their versatility enabled them to close out our 2015 festival improvising a set backing spoken word artist Avotcja Jiltinilro. The band has always been easy to work with, make for great interviews and have a generous spirit. Very highly recommended
Response from Ddat:
Thank you Sean!
Awesome musicianship. That's what was great about their performance. It wasn't just an emcee with backing band. All the players were equals, making the show much more interesting and engaging than many hip hop groups.
Delbert Anderson is not only an amazing musician, he is a total professional. He is very easy to work with, is very communicative, can adapt to different environments and needs and has 100% follow-through. He has played several art openings for our organizations and has always been a great fit. We've received many compliments from event attendees on his performances. We can't recommend him highly enough!
Response from Ddat:
Rose it's always a pleasure! Thank you!
Culturally enriching and technically superb, DDAT provided a memorable and wildly engaging performance. The interaction with the audience was something that you don't see in this day and age. The integration of rap and jazz was indescribable. We have had so many rave reviews from our attendees at the festival and we are using DDAT as a headline performer at this year's festival. If you want someone to wow the crowd and get your feet tapping and a smile on your face, this is the group for you.
Response from Ddat:
Thank you so much for having DDAT. We enjoy Ridgecrest and it's Petroglyphs! See you soon!
We thoroughly enjoyed working with DDAT leading up to and during their performance at TEDxABQ 2017. Not only was the band excellent and very entertaining, but the band members were also patient and wonderful individuals. As part of the team, they shared the event on their platforms and were understanding when we needed to shift their rehearsal time last minute. I would highly recommend hiring them for future gigs :)
Response from Ddat:
DDAT had such a wonderful time. We appreciate the hospitality and the great experiences! TEDxABQ was amazing!
Price Range: $400 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
DDAT offers a variety of performances.
For crowd pleasing original music, party, dancing, high energy shows we recommend DDAT for your next event. DDAT also provides family friendly music appropriate for all ages.
Having a black tie event? - fancy, classy, background music for audiences to mingle and enjoy their night? DDAT switches styles to a soft jazz/jam/soul group entitled the Delbert Anderson Trio.
Searching for educational outreach programs? DDAT combines a traditional learning environment with contemporary artists to provide a rich musical and educational experience. DDAT emphasizes liberal learning, freedom of inquiry, cultural diversity and whole student life. Excellent teaching and active learning define DDAT relationships. Cultural enrichment and professional service are also important contributions of DDAT.
Exceptional professional preparation
Impart citizenship and leadership skills and values
Support and expand the role of music and excellent teaching at all levels
Development of the individual student as an artist, educated citizen and expressive human being
Educational and aesthetic experiences for the community and region
Response to the changing needs of contemporary society
Needing motivation? DDAT provides an uplifting program structured for those struggling through life.
To promote student growth and development, with regard to both personal characteristics and interpersonal competencies. DDAT enables students to benefit from and maximize their educational experience.
Through DDAT's topics, persons may come to appreciate the uniqueness of their personalities and discover new ways to develop their artistic potential. Students make personal progress through DDAT workshops and private lessons. We accomplish our mission by providing professional outreach and educational services and by fostering collaborative relationships across the Navajo Nation.
A place where your voice will be heard.
Topics to all backgrounds, ages, and walks of life.
Our skills and expertise through experiences, discussion and outreach.
Strengths and challenges of students
Enhanced life skills
Self-care and balance
Flexibility and creativity
Integrity in all actions
Native American Fusion Music - DDAT
Music is Medicine - prevention
Chord Changes - life changes
Follow your Dreams - motivational
Accomplish your Goals - self evaluation
The Development of Native American Music
"Outside the Box"
DDAT has been described using those words by national media for good reason. Blending Def-i's intelligent and poetic words and hip hop style with the hard driving funk and jazz jams of Delbert Anderson (Trumpet), Nicholas Lucero (Drums) and Mike McCluhan (Bass) - DDAT has carved their own path with their desert forged influences and world class musicianship.
Additional Booking Notes
We trust the in house sound engineers, DDAT does not travel with their own sound engineer. A professional, nice, experimented, English spoken sound-engineer is requested to assist the band for sound check and performance. Please feel free to call us, if you have any questions. It is very important for us to work in the best conditions.
TRUMPET (Delbert Anderson):
Delbert Anderson is a Cannonball Artist. As such – Delbert will typically travel with his signature model horn – if for some reason his horn is unavailable – a Yamaha Xeno with a 1.5C mouth piece, a light weight Bobby Shew Signature Model with a 1.5C or an equivalent professional model horn with a Medium Bore and a reverse lead pipe are acceptable.
Effects Pedal: Line 6 HD 400
Def-I will require a wireless microphone to allow for stage performance. If possible – he will travel with his own wireless set up, but it’s preferable for the venue to provide a wireless system with fresh batteries and a frequency hopping or digital transmitter. The Shure SM58 wireless system is preferred.
BASS (Mike McCluhan):
Mike will typically travel with his own Rickenbacker bass. If this option isn’t available – Fender Jazz or equivalent . No Chinese or cheap instrument please.
Bass amp: Gallien Krueger or Phil Jones or Ampeg amp with head, with Bag End cabinet or equivalent. Prefereably 4 10” speakers.
DRUMS (Nicholas Lucero):
Nicholas is an endorsed artist for Stone Custom Drums and will typically travel with his drums when possible.
Bass Drum: 18” x 16” or 20” x 16” - Rack Tom-Tom(s): 10”, 12” - Floor Tom(s):14” - Snare Drum: 14” x 5” ½ - preferably Brass or equivalent metal shell.
Cymbal Stands (2) Boom (1) Straight 1 Hi-Hat Stand 1 Foot Pedal (1) Throne
Brands & Models
1. Yamaha™/ Maple Custom
2. Sonor™/ Designer Series
(link hidden)etsch™/ USA Custom/Brooklyn Series
4. DW™/ Classics or Jazz Series
*** All drum heads must be coated Remo® coated or Evans® coated heads – Free of Dents and Abuse***
Nicholas is an endorse Bosphorus Cymbals Artist and will typically travel with his own cymbals – 14” Lyric Series Hi Hats, 21” Riveted Lyric Series Crash Ride, 23” Lyric Series ride– if for some reason his cymbals are unavailable – equivalent cymbal models and sizes are acceptable. Preferable Zildjian K or K custom series or equivalent style.
2 Trumpet mics: 2 channel split - Wireless AMT Wi5ll or equivalent – Royer 121 – SM57
Bass: Will go directly into amp/stage sound
Drum mics: Kick: 1 RE 20 +Snare: 1 SM57 +2 overhead mics: SM81 or MKH-50
Shure wireless SM58 (or an equivalent system)
6 monitors with independent mixes, volumes and EQ for each instrument.
Any professional board that will meet all monitor requirements + professional reverb (Lexicon, Yamaha).
PA – SPECIFICATIONS :
Only a professional, at least 2 way active system is accepted. We prefer systems by Meyer (USA) and d&b Audio (Germany). The PA has to be configured in STEREO, mono systems will not be accepted!!!The choice, size and setup of the PA system has to guarantee even coverage, a linear frequency response and sufficient dynamic response (110 dB) over the whole audience area.
Balconies require additional (rigged) systems, all stages will need front fills.
We rely on the expertise and equipment available at each venue. We require no specific lighting cues – but would like to be informed prior to the show of general lighting conditions.
Back Center - Drums/1monitor
Stage Right - Trumpet/1monitor
Stage Left - Bass/1monitor
Front Center - Vocal/3monitors across front stage.
Past Booked Events
|November 04, 2017–November 05, 2017 • 9:00am - 5:00pm||Petroglyph Festival|
|September 23, 2017 • 9:00pm - 10:00pm||Globalquerque|
|September 09, 2017 • 3:10pm - 3:20pm||TedxABQ|
Original Song List:
Where's the Native
Rap About Anything
Girl From Naniamo
Iron Horse Gallup
Influences & Inspiration
DDAT influences come from a variety of music:
Chick Corea's rhythmic approach
Joshua Redman's improvisation
Grateful Dead's jam aspect
Troy Andrew's New Orleans party music
Master Ace's word play and rap
DDAT sounds like:
A Tribe Called Quest
Troy Andrews & the New Orleans Avenue
Big Sam's Funky Nation
Bass Amp & Cabinet
Wireless Handheld Mic
Two 57 mics
Drum Mics - 4 Piece Set w/overhead mics
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