Delbert Anderson is a Navajo/Diné trumpet performer, composer and educator. Anderson attended Eastern New Mexico University studying Music Education and Performance. In 2013, Anderson started the Delbert Anderson Trio and began to create educational courses for the San Juan Community. Delbert has created music programs for the Boys & Girls Club Farmington and Dream Diné Charter School in Shiprock, NM. Anderson has been known for his creative and experimental education courses. Anderson is the Jazz Director at San Juan College and now performs with his group D’DAT. Anderson is recognized nationally as an educator, leader and ambassador of Native American Music. Anderson has been featured on NPR, TedX, Sirius XM, Yahoo, Mic.com
and received the Western Arts Alliance Native Launchpad Award in 2019 and the Doris Duke Access Award in 2020. Anderson continues his mission of creating opportunities within the arts, educate Native American youth and share messages of hope, life and positivity.