After a decade on the New York jazz scene, vibraphonist Behn Gillece has built a solid reputation as a virtuosic instrumentalist and prolific composer. Gillece began studying classical percussion as a teenager. While he was a percussion student at Rowan University, he quickly developed a desire to play jazz. In 2006 Gillece moved to New York to study at SUNY Purchase. Gillece continues to tirelessly play and compose for new projects based all over the tri-state area. He has performed his music throughout the country at venues like Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Smalls Jazz Club, Jazz Standard, Smoke Jazz Club, and many others. He has also appeared at festivals worldwide, including the North Sea, Montreux, Nice, Ghent, Montreal, and Toronto festivals. Following the release of “Walk of Fire,” his latest album, Gillece was named the “Downbeat” Rising Star for Vibraphone in 2018.