2004 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Vocals Competition

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

First Place: Gretchen Parlato, California
Second Place: Kellylee Evans, Ontario, Canada
Third Place: Robin McKelle, Massachusetts
Fourth Place: Charenée Wade, New York

Dee Dee Bridgewater
Kurt Elling
Al Jarreau
Quincy Jones
Flora Purim
Jimmy Scott

Composers Competition Winner: Misha Piatigorsky, Russia (currently residing in New York)

Photo: Charenée Wade (4th place), Robin McKelle (3rd place), Gretchen Parlato (1st place) and Kellylee Evans (2nd place) with Institute Chairman Herbie Hancock