D’DAT is an exciting multi-cultural, genre-expansive group fusing the uniquely American musical traditions of the native southwest, jazz, funk and hip-hop. Combining the inspirational and heartfelt lyrics of James Pakootas with the hard-driving instrumental fire of award-wining trumpet player Delbert Anderson, the deep funk of international touring drummer Nicholas Lucero, and the expanding groove of Mike McCluhan on bass, D’DAT has carved its own path with high desert-forged influences and world-class musicianship. D’DAT’s contemporary Indigenous sound not only attracts listeners but also tells a stories of tradition and personal identity. D’DAT has been featured on Grammy.com, JazzTimes, NPR, SiriusXM and TEDx.
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