Trumpeter. Composer. Bandleader.
My debut album, True Design, is about the artistic nature of the universe. The world in every sense has an element of art, connecting us to God; therefore, we're all a part of something greater than ourselves. Given the current global climate, it is clear to me that our plans have no weight against nature. I desire to live life with this outlook---hoping to be a light that contributes to making today less burdensome through music.
- Giveton Gelin
Watch "True Design" BTS Video at Newport Sessions
The Newport Jazz Festival is featuring on its Newport Sessions website performances by composer and saxophonist Clint Bleil and composer and trumpeter Giveton Gelin, both recipients of The ASCAP Foundation Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award.
Giveton Gelin recipient of ASCAP's 2020 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award.
ASCAP 2020 Herb Alpert Award Announced
The jury said: 'his tone, phrasing and general way of playing remind us of many greats before him. This combined with his determination to make it from the fringes of jazz into the very heart of Jazz, New York, convinced us that he has a bright future ahead!’