Presented by Mesa Arts Center as part of the Performing Live series.
DDAT consists of four talented musicians - Chris Bidtah (vocals), Delbert Anderson (trumpet), Nicholas Lucero (drums) and Mike McCluhan (bass). All touring artists both nationally and internationally - one impromptu group performance at a festival sparked the fire that has burned across the country and is now known as DDAT.
Named by NPR as one of the top 10 bands in the US - DDAT combines hip hop, jazz, funk and soul to their original southwestern feel and genre. Performances by DDAT are known to be full of energy and excitement.
Audiences never know what to expect....dancing, improvisation, audience participation, live painting - sky's the limit at a DDAT show! DDAT creates a unique exciting tie with audiences of all ages who appreciate live performing arts.
Music from the quartet has been heard all over the world with features on National Public Radio (NPR), Sirius XM, Indian Country Today, SAY Magazine, Weekly Alibi and many more. DDAT tours include several West Coast Tours, Canada’s Music is Medicine Tour, Aboriginal Music Week Tour in Canada, and Van’s Warped Tour - USA.
DDAT recently completed their world premiere of the DDAT Suite - Three DDAT originals arranged for wind symphony. (Please see Arrangements for Concert Band). Their first album "DDAT" will be available in early 2017. DDAT has tours and residencies coming up which will include the US, Columbia, Australia and Hawaii. DDAT will be working with several independent film companies in 2017 and 2018.