Delbert Anderson

Delbert Anderson is a jazz artist from Farmington. He is a member of the Navajo tribe, born in Shiprock, NM.

Delbert Anderson creates DinĂ© inspired musical pathways. Anderson preserves his cultural music by creating a foundation of new DinĂ© melodies and fuses them through jazz, jam and funk. Each path serves Indigenous culture through stories, healing, history and collaboration. 

Anderson has been featured on The New York Times, JazzTimes,, NASA, NPR Music Top 10, Smithsonian Magazine, Yahoo/, TEDx, PBS, FNX Television and much more. Anderson has also been awarded the Cultural Capital Fellowship 2023 from First Peoples Fund, Jazz Road Touring Grant 2023 from South Arts, Arts Forward 2022 funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 2021-22 Presenters Consortium for Jazz Award from Chamber Music America funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, 2022 Collective Spirit Award by First Peoples Fund, 2022 Jazz Road Creative Residency from South Arts funded by Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 2021 Emerging/Leaders of Color Program from Western States Arts Federation and the 2019-22 Native Launchpad Award by Advancing Indigenous Performance with Western Arts Alliance.


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