BLM Artist in Residence Delbert Anderson to hold California workshop, play live in concert at Mal Coombs park; how to attend the workshop and concert

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Washington, D.C. — As part of a multi-stop tour, Bureau of Land Management Artist in Residence, Native American jazz trumpeter Delbert Anderson and his group D’DAT are headed to California to teach in music workshops, and then perform in concert to celebrate America’s public lands.

The California stop is one of five on the Painted Mountains Tour.  Anderson and D’DAT will hold a musical workshop at 11 a.m. on July 2nd at the King Range National Conservation Area. Anderson will work directly with students of all ages developing a basic musical framework.

Then, on July 4th, to celebrate America’s birthday, Anderson and D’Dat will play a free concert at 2 p.m. at Mal Coombs Park, performing those compositions as well as other pieces from the ensemble’s collection.  Anderson takes inspiration from original Navajo spinning songs to come up with a completely different sound that combines Native American rhythms and melodies with jazz, funk, and hip-hop.

To register for the workshop, please contact the King Range visitor’s office and provide relevant information.  The tour is observing and enforcing all current local and state Covid-19 restrictions. The concert is free and open to the public. People can bring folding chairs, food, beverages and have a picnic. Partner group Friends of the Lost Coast will be selling beverages. 

The Painted Mountains tour is the first time the Bureau has sponsored a multi-city musical tour as part of the Artist in Residence program.   

For more information on the tour, please visit the BLM’s Artist in Residence page here.

The tour and residency closely align with Interior’s priority to strengthen the government-to-government relationship with sovereign Tribal Nations. For additional information, visit, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Medium.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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