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Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition 2013

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Melissa Aldana of Santiago, Chile, wins 2013 Saxophone Competition - Wayne Shorter Receives Lifetime Achievement Award Alongside Special Tribute to George Duke at 2013 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition and All-Star Gala Concert, Made Possible By Cadillac -

The 2013 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition and All-Star Gala Concert came to a close with roaring applause as first place winner Melissa Aldana traded choruses with saxophone great Jimmy Heath and joined an all-star cast in a finale featuring Heath’s classic composition “Gingerbread Boy.”

Event hosts and performers included Brian Blade, Terri Lyne Carrington, Kurt Elling, Roy Hargrove, Herbie Hancock, Ledisi, Marcus Miller, John Patitucci, Danilo Perez, Take 6, Thelonious Monk, Jr., Billy Dee Williams and many more.

Last modified on Monday, 23 September 2013 08:32

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