Thelonious Monk International Jazz Guitar Competition
Monday, September 19, 2005, 7:30 PM

This year, the 18th annual competition features emerging jazz guitarists competing for scholarships and prizes.

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About

Hosted by Herbie Hancock and Billy Dee Williams 
With a tribute to George Benson 

Special Guests Terence Blanchard, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Wayne Shorter, and Jimmy Heath 
Artistic Director Bob James 
Judges: Bill Frisell, Stanley Jordan, Earl Klugh, Russell Malone, Pat Martino, and John Pizzarelli

This year's competition will feature several of the world's most talented emerging jazz guitarists, who will be competing for scholarships and prizes. After a round of semifinals, the final competition will be held in the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater. The event will also feature performances by some of the most prominent artists in jazz.

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All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.