1995 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Guitar and Bass Competitions

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, DC

First Place: Jesse van Ruller, The Netherlands
Second Place: Paul Pieper, Virginia
Third Place: Sheryl Bailey, Maryland

Jim Hall
Pat Martino
Pat Metheny
John Scofield
Mark Whitfield

First Place: Darryl Hall, Philadelphia
Second Place: Thomas Baldwin, Maryland
Third Place: Martin Wind, Germany

Ron Carter
Charlie Haden
Percy Heath
Milt Hinton
Christian McBride

Composers Competition Winner: Anthony Wilson, California

Photo: 1995 Competition winners (seated): bassist Darryl Hall; guitarist Jesse van Ruller; (standing l-r) guitarists Paul Piper & Sheryl Bailey — bassists Martin Wind & Tom Baldwin and Billy Dee Williams