The first female instrumentalist has won the annual competition of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, the most prestigious in the world.
Each year, the institute focuses on a different instrument. Saxophonist Melissa Aldana, originally from Santiago, Chile, took first prize — a $25,000 scholarship and a record deal.
- Melissa Aldana, saxophone player. She tweets @melissaaldana.
This segment aired on September 18, 2013.