2019 Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz International Guitar Competition

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

First Place: Evgeny Pobozhiy, Seversk, Russian Federation
Second Place: Max Light, Bethesda, Maryland
Third Place: Cecil Alexander, Muskegon, Michigan

Stanley Jordan
Lionel Loueke
Russell Malone
Pat Metheny
Chico Pinheiro
Lee Ritenour
John Scofield

The 2019 Competition featured the presentation of the Maria Fisher Founder’s Award to Terence Blanchard

Photo (l-r): Institute Advisory Board member Dee Dee Bridgewater, Max Light, Evgeny Pobozhiy, Cecil Alexander (photo: Steve Mundinger / Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz)