Pursuing jazz is difficult when you lack an environment to develop in the Bahamas, but since the age of 10 Giveton Gelin has taught himself how to play the trumpet simply by emulating what he would hear on his favorite records. Despite years of self-tutelage it wasn't until he saw double bass player Adrian D'Aguilar playing live that Giveton realised "there was a place for jazz in the Bahamas!" Giveton has won top position at both the YoungArts Foundation and the Betty Carter Jazz ahead program. Giveton has received mentoring from some of the world's greatest jazz musicians including Wynton Marsalis, Nicholas Payton, Eddie Henderson, Barry Harris, Jason Moran, Ralph Peterson, Ambrose Akinmusire and Roy Hargrove. He continues to excel in his craft; He now attends the Juilliard School.