2009 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Bass Competition
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
First Place: Ben Williams, Washington, D.C.
Second Place: Joe Sanders, Wisconsin
Third Place: Matthew Brewer, Oklahoma
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)