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JazzFest 2022: Giveton Gelin Master Class

April 10, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT


Join us for a master class with trumpeter Giveton Gelin as he coaches Levine’s Maryland Jazz Band, directed by Gary Prince. The program is as follows:

  • So Danco Samba, Joao Gilberto
  • Moonlight in Vermont, Blackburn/Suessdorf
  • Mr. P.C., John Coltrane

About Giveton Gelin:

At age 10, Gelin taught himself to play the trumpet simply by emulating his favorite records After years of self-tutelage, Adrian D’Aguilar, bass player, began to mentor him; thereby, providing him the tools to play jazz. Later on, the Nassau-born trumpeter would study with Dr. Eddie Henderson at the Oberlin Conservatory. The same year, he received recognition at the Young Arts Foundation and Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program. Thereafter, he continued his studies at the Juilliard School — graduated June 2021.

In the span of three years, Gelin has played with pioneers of the NY jazz scene such as Curtis Lundy, Bobby Watson, Roy Hargrove, Sullivan Fortner, Wynton Marsalis, Ben Wolfe, and Jon Batiste. Additionally, the 21-year-old trumpeter has received tutelage from some of the world’s greatest including Wynton Marsalis, Nicholas Payton, Ralph Peterson, and is the protege of the late Roy Hargrove. In 2020, the Bahamas-native released his debut, True Design, receiving warm reviews and critical mention from Jazziz, WBGO, and more; not to mention, awarded the 2020 LetterOne Rising Star Jazz Award, and ASCAP’s Herb Alpert Award. Ultimately, Gelin’s artistic vision is to pay tribute to his ancestors, and unify others by incorporating universal human experiences into sound. Through his quintet, the young trumpeter brings forth a new narrative to jazz music.

Maryland Jazz Band
, Directed by Gary Prince

  • Wynne Williams, tenor Saxophone
  • Dimitri Volcic, tenor Saxophone
  • Bradley Shi, alto saxophone
  • Holly Kane, bass
  • M.C. Restrepo, guitar
  • Idan Tzioni, drums

Presented in partnership with DC JazzFest. The Giveton Gelin Quintet was a 2021 DCJazzPrix™ Winner.
Levine’s JazzFest 2022 is generously sponsored by the Leonard and Hilda Kaplan Charitable Foundation

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With safety foremost in mind, Levine Music has developed protocols to protect you and our community. Proof of vaccination is required at the door for all attendees over the age of 5 years old. Please review our Return to Campus Guide for further details on our safety protocols.
By reserving tickets, you agree to comply with all safety protocols and voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 associated with in-person attendance at this event.


April 10, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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