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Behn Gillece

Instrument: Vibraphone | Location: Philadelphia

Gillece is a skillful creator of tunes, harkening back to the original hard bop days and beyond, without sounding like mere imitations of that era's classics.
—All About Jazz

Updated: September 16, 2017

Born: February 9, 1982

After a decade on the New York jazz scene, vibraphonist Behn Gillece has built a reputation as a virtuosic instrumentalist and prolific composer. Walk of Fire, his third album as leader was just released on the Posi-Tone Label. The album showcases Gillece’s compositions with an exciting septet, featuring trumpeter Bruce Harris, tenor saxophonist Walt Weiskopf, and trombonist Michael Dease. It also features a stellar rhythm section with Adam Birnbaum on piano, Clovis Nicolas on bass, and Jason Tiemann on drums. His other two leader dates, Dare to Be and debut album Mindset, received excellent reviews in reputable jazz periodicals such as Downbeat and Jazziz. Both albums received extensive radio airplay and rose to the top 50 on the Jazzweek radio charts for several weeks.

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“Gillece is a skillful creator of tunes, harkening back to the original hard bop days and beyond, without sounding like mere imitations of that era's classics.” Bruce Lindsay, All About Jazz
Primary Instrument

Vibraphone

Location

Philadelphia

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Recordings

Upcoming Shows

Date Detail Price
Dec12Wed
20:00
Behn Gillece Trio
Mezzrow Jazz Club
New York, NY
Dec14Fri
21:00
Behn Gillece
Paris Wine Bar
Philadelphia, PA
Dec22Sat
18:30
Behn Gillece Quartet
Brickwall Tavern
Burlington, NJ
Dec29Sat
20:00
Bob DeVos Quartet
Trumpets Jazz Club & Restaurant
Montclair, NJ
$20
Feb3Sun
15:00
Behn Gillece Quartet
Cape May Jazz Vespers At First Presbyterian Church
Cape May, NJ