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Female Saxophonist Wins Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition03:44

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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.


This segment aired on September 18, 2013.

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