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Monk-in-Motion: The Next Face of Jazz

Tribeca Performing Arts Center Presents the top three winners of the 2013 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. Three talented jazz saxophonists competed and won the top spots. Each winning artist will perform as a leader of their own combo.

Godwin Louis - Second Runner-Up
Saturday, January 25
Godwin, alto saxophonist, was born in Harlem and grew up in Bridgeport, Connecticut and Port au Prince, Haiti. Currently, Godwin Louis can be seen on Broadway in After Midnight.

Melissa Aldana - Winner
Saturday, February 8

Melissa Aldana is a tenor saxophonist originally from Santiago, Chile. She has been a working bandleader in New York since 2009 and has released two albums on the Inner Circle label. She is the first woman to ever win an instrumental Monk competition.

Tivon Pennicott - Runner-Up
Saturday, February 22

Tivon was born in Marietta, Georgia. He began studying tenor saxophone in high school, garnering recognition early on as an outstanding soloist in the Lincoln Center's "Essentially Ellington" competition.

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center is located on the campus of the Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007.



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