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

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

The 2009 Competition featured the presentation of the Maria Fisher Founder’s Award to Bruce Lundvall

Composers Competition Winner: Joe Johnson, Missouri

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