Original Air Date: 10/22/23
Featured Music: Iron Horse Gallup – Delbert Anderson; Groove Warrior 3 – Delbert Anderson; Grandma’s Song – Delbert Anderson

Delbert Anderson joined Richard and Alix Two Elk on InDigitNess Voice, which runs Sundays 7 AM-8 AM, in anticipation of his upcoming performance at Lakewood Cultural Center on November 4 at 7:30 PM.

Critically acclaimed Diné (Navajo) trumpet artist Delbert Anderson creates a multicultural jazz experience connecting traditional Diné spinning melodies with improvisational jazz language.

For as long as jazz has been around, musicians have used traditional genres as sources of inspiration. New Mexico trumpeter Delbert Anderson channels his native Diné (Navajo) spinning songs and transforms them into the basis for profound and enrapturing improvisational jazz.

“The way my elders put it is a spinning song is like a tornado — it consumes everything around it, mixes it all together and spits it out,” Anderson said. “Being around [my bandmates] is like we’re all caught up in this tornado, mixing cultures, abilities and musicianship.”

When all four musicians, Mike McCluhan on bass, Khalill Brown on drums and Robert Muller on keys, create a sonic bridge between each other and their cultures, it makes each performance unique and unmissable.

“Anderson’s performance has been scheduled during Native American Heritage Month to offer a unique opportunity to hear from this powerful cultural ambassador,” said Cultural Center Administrator Rita Sommers. “As one of the genre’s most exciting voices, there’s a reason Anderson is becoming so well-known in the jazz world.”

Find out more at The Lakewood Cultural Center website here!

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Photo Credit: Photos courtesy of Delbert Anderson.

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