2006 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Piano Competition

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

First Place: Tigran Hamasyan, Armenia
Second Place: Gerald Clayton, The Netherlands
Third Place: Aaron Parks, Washington

Herbie Hancock
Andrew Hill
Danilo Perez
Renee Rosnes
Billy Taylor
Randy Weston

Composers Competition Winner: Kálmán Oláh, Budapest, Hungary

Photo: Gerald Clayton (2nd place), Tigran Hamasyan (1st place) and Aaron Parks (3rd place)