2012 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Drums Competition

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

First Place: Jamison Ross, Florida
Second Place: Justin Brown, California
Third Place: Colin Stranahan, Colorado

Carl Allen
Brian Blade
Terri Lyne Carrington
Jimmy Cobb
Peter Erskine
Ben Riley

The 2012 Competition featured the presentation of the Maria Fisher Founder’s Award to Madeleine Albright

2012 Composers Competition Winner: Yusuke Nakamura, Japan

Photo (l-r): Herbie Hancock, Justin Brown (2nd place), Colin Stranahan (3rd place), Jamison Ross (1st place) (photo: Steve Mundinger / Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz)