2009 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Bass Competition

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

First Place: Ben Williams, Washington, D.C.
Second Place: Joe Sanders, Wisconsin
Third Place: Matthew Brewer, Oklahoma

Judges:
Ron Carter
Charlie Haden
Dave Holland
Robert Hurst
Christian McBride
John Patitucci

Composers Competition Winner: Joe Johnson, Missouri

Photo (l-r): Ben Williams (1st place), Joe Sanders (2nd place) and Matthew Brewer (3rd place)