2005 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Guitar Competition

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

First Place: Lage Lund, Skein, Norway
Second Place: Miles Okazaki, Washington
Third Place: David Mooney, Louisiana

Bill Frisell
Stanley Jordan
Earl Klugh
Russell Malone
Pat Martino
John Pizzarelli

The 2005 Competition featured the presentation of the Maria Fisher Founder’s Award to George Benson

Composers Competition Winner: Junko Moriya, Kanagawa, Japan

Photo: T.S. Monk and Billy Dee Williams (far left & right) with Miles Okazaki (2nd place), David Mooney (3rd place) and Lage Lund (1st place)