Ray Gelato has been writing and performing jazz and swing for worldwide audiences for over 30 years. During the 1980s Ray and his band became increasingly popular across London, becoming the ‘darlings of the city’s club scene’.
In 1988 he formed Ray Gelato and the Giants of Jive. This bigger, seven-piece band was the prototype of the winning formula Ray uses today. The group recorded three CDs before disbanding in 1994.
In 1994, Ray formed The Ray Gelato Giants, with whom he still performs today. This highly successful combination has played to critical acclaim wherever they have performed. The band still play sold out shows across London, the UK and the rest of Europe, including a Christmas residency at the world famous Ronnie Scotts which they do every year.
Ray and his band have continuously released albums over the years. Their most recent Original Flavours came out in 2015.