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No Dissenting Judges in this Contest

A unanimous decision by judges in the First Annual Women in Jazz Composer Contest has made

Marlene Tachoir this year’s “Queen of Jazz Composition.” Tachoir won the award for her original

composition “Flyer,” a tune she recorded with the Group Tachoir, a quartet led by her husband,

Jerry Tachoir. The quartet consists of Ms. Tachoir on piano, Mr. Tachoir on vibes, Rusty Holloway on bass

and Chester Thompson on drums.

Ms. Tachoir has been an active composer for over 20 years, writing for small ensembles and large groups. She recently completed a

three movement Vibraphone Concerto for Orchestra to be premiered in the near future. Currently in the works is a solo piano album featuring her own inspirational and soothing compositons.

The Women in Jazz Composer Contest was held by the Global Music Network (, an internet site devoted to jazz, opera, classical music and the live arts. For those curious to hear the award-winning composition, will be offering “Flyer” in streaming audio from December 15th through January 4, 2001.

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