About Aniya

Delbert Boyer, guitar player for Aniya has been playing for over 20 years. He grew up and performed in the Philadelphia area, including Delaware and New Jersey. Delbert has opened for major acts such as B. B. King, Pieces of a Dream, Houston Person as well as many familiar local artists and bands. Delbert influences include George Benson, Carlos Santana and the late Wes Montgomery and Jimi Hendrix just to name a few. Delbert attended Temple University as a guitar major. He studied with Tom Giagabetti, Ed Flanagan and Larry McKenna. Delbert later moved to San Diego where he was exposed to the Yellow Jackets, Fattburger and Spyro Gyro. Exposure from these groups would be the food that led his career into Smoothjazz