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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).

“Her genius is that while her music is harmonically sophisticated, there is a sweet, flowing energy that makes it accessible and enjoyable for any palette,” writes Garzone, a featured guest on Muse, in the liner notes. “You can feel the personal touch in each piece ranging in emotions from remembrance to merriment, and hear the gratitude she has to each influence in her life.”

A faculty member at both Berklee College of Music and Longy School of Music in Boston, Ms. Inserto has been commissioned by IAJE/ASCAP, California State East Bay and the Harvard University Jazz Band among others, and her music has been performed by a variety of ensembles at conferences, festivals and universities across Italy and North America.

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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, AllAboutJazz.com.

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

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Discography

Down a Rabbit Hole

Down a Rabbit Hole

Summit Records
2018

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Home Away From Home

Home Away From Home

Neuklang Records
2015

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Muse

Muse

Creative Nation Music
2009

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Clairvoyance

Clairvoyance

Self Produced
2006

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Part I: Ze Teach

Part I: Ze Teach

The Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra
Down a Rabbit Hole

La Danza Infinita

La Danza Infinita

The Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra
Home Away From Home

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