2013 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Saxophone Competition

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

First Place: Melissa Aldana, Chile
Second Place: Tivon Pennicott, Georgia
Third Place: Godwin Louis, Connecticut

Jane Ira Bloom
Jimmy Heath
Branford Marsalis
Wayne Shorter
Bobby Watson

The 2013 Competition featured a tribute to the late George Duke and the presentation of a Lifetime Achievement Award to Wayne Shorter 

Photo (l-r): Tivon Pennicott (2nd place), Melissa Aldana (1st place), Godwin Louis (3rd place) (photo: Steve Mundinger / Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz)