Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition Winners


2014 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition

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Dolby Theatre Los Angeles, CA

First Place: Marquis Hill, Illinois
Second Place: Billy Buss, California
Third Place: Adam O’Farrill, New York

Judges:
Randy Brecker
Roy Hargrove
Quincy Jones
Jimmy Owens
Arturo Sandoval

 

2013 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition

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Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater
Washington, D.C.

First Place: Melissa Aldana, Chile
Second Place: Tivon Pennicott, Georgia
Third Place: Godwin Louis, Connecticut

Judges:
Jane Ira Bloom
Jimmy Heath
Branford Marsalis
Wayne Shorter
Bobby Watson

 

2012 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Drums Competition

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Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater
Washington, D.C.

First Place: Jamison Ross, Florida
Second Place: Justin Brown, California
Third Place: Colin Stranahan, Colorado

Judges:
Carl Allen
Brian Blade
Terri Lyne Carrington
Jimmy Cobb
Peter Erskine
Ben Riley

 

2011 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition

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Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater
Washington, D.C.

First Place: Kris Bowers, California
Second Place: Joshua White, California
Third Place: Emmet Cohen, Florida

Judges:
Herbie Hancock
Ellis Marsalis
Jason Moran
Danilo Pérez
Renee Rosnes