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The Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra

Boston-based composer Ayn Inserto founded her large ensemble, which features both Boston and New York-based musicians, in 2001 after receiving her Master’s Degree in Jazz Studies and Composition from New England Conservatory. The group has since performed at venues such as The Berklee Performance Center and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, and collaborated with jazz greats, Bob Brookmeyer, George Garzone, Joe Lovano and Frank Tiberi among others.

On the band's second recording, February 2009's Muse, which is built around the theme of celebrating those who inspired her, Ms. Inserto pays homage to influences ranging from her family, friends and bandmates to former teachers (Brookmeyer, Dave Eshelman and John Maltester) to eminent jazz musicians (Michael Brecker, Frank Foster and Steve Lacy).

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Ayn Inserto's second recording with her jazz orchestra is grand and sophisticated to a degree as to immediately elevate her status alongside acknowledged influences, and well known, experienced chart makers like Maria Schneider, Bob Belden, and Mark Masters. Inserto is impressive as a writer of modern jazz...keep Ayn Inserto's Muse in serious consideration for a distinguished place in your collection. It is an excellent representation of what's happening in her virile, imaginative mind, and comes highly recommended.
—Michael G. Nastos, All Music Guide

There’s an energetic creative force on the horizon named Ayn Inserto, and based on this debut album, she’s Maria Schneider on steroids.
—Harvey Siders, JazzTimes

Her music is new and unconventional, striking a different chord than what one usually expects from a big band project.
—Edward Blanco,

Ayn Inserto is one the most gifted young composers I have had the pleasure of teaching in many years

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