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The third recording, Home Away From Home, with music by Ayn Inserto, featuring the Colours Jazz Orchestra and is on the Neuklang Records label, is now available through CD Baby, Amazon.com, and iTunes

On this latest release, Ms. Inserto collaborated with Massimo Morganti and the Colours Jazz Orchestra


From the liner notes: "The first time I went to Italy, I fell in love. Upon returning home, I continued to crave the new place that I discovered. I kept going back, and each time was better than the first. But it wasn't till I was invited by Massimo Morganti in 2008 to Senigallia did I understand the true meaning of Italy. That week changed my life. I discovered an ensemble that performed my music beautifully, musicians that were receptive to my teaching concepts, friendships that last a lifetime, a new place of beauty and a deeper exploration of the soul of Italy in its cuisine; I was home.

Within this recording you will find elements of my experience in Senigallia and the Marche region: the joyous "festa" in Subo, the lush performance by the band and ardent trombone solo in La Danza Infinita, the hard groove in Hang Around and the excellent execution of the horns in You're Leaving and Rabbit Hole. I cannot thank Massimo Morganti enough for making this possible, the Colours Jazz Orchestra for working so hard on this music, the guys at Naive Studio for giving us such a spectacular experience and Johannes Wohlleben for lending us that extra ear and meticulously recording this album. When I think of how my Italian experience had culminated into that week of recording in Fano, indeed, I am overwhelmed with joy, warmth and gratitude. Massimo Morganti and the Colours Jazz Orchestra have become my new family, my home away from home.I cannot wait to go back for more."


The second recording, Muse, by Ayn Inserto featuring the Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra with George Garzone and released on the Creative Nation Music label, is now available through Creative Nation Music, Amazon.com, CD Baby and iTunes! To buy on iTunes, just search for Ayn Inserto.


On this recording, 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 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."

Ayn Inserto, director/composer/arranger
George Garzone, guest soprano/tenor saxophone soloist

Allan Chase, soprano and alto sax, flute; Rick Stone, alto sax, flute, clarinet; Kelly Roberge, tenor sax, clarinet; Sean Berry, tenor sax, clarinet; Brian Landrus, bari sax, soprano sax, clarinet;

Jeff Claassen, lead trumpet; John Replogle, trumpet; Will Caviness, trumpet; Matthew Small, trumpet;

David Hickok, trombone; Tim Lienhard, trombone; Chris Gagne, trombone; Jennifer Wharton, bass trombone;

Mark Cocheo, guitar; Carmen Staaf, piano; Kendall Eddy, bass; Austin McMahon, drums


The first recording by Ayn Inserto is available at CDbaby.com and Amazon.com. Click here to access Clairvoyance and also listen to some clips on cdbaby.com or to buy it on amazon.com click here.

The album is also available on iTunes!!! Just search for Ayn Inserto.


Clairvoyance is Ayn's first recording as a leader. This album features her re-arrangements of three Garzone compositions as well as her own originals. The pieces feature the incredible musicality of the ensemble as well as the amazing solos of Garzone and Brookmeyer. There is a wide contrast in moods from piece to piece, and this album promises an interesting ride.

Ayn Inserto, director/composer/arranger
Bob Brookmeyer, guest trombone soloist
George Garzone, guest saxophone/vocal soloist

Jeremy Udden, soprano and alto sax, flute; Rick Stone, alto sax, flute, clarinet; Bill Jones, tenor sax, clarinet; Kelly Roberge, tenor sax, clarinet; Hans Spencer, bari sax, clarinet;

Jeff Claassen, lead trumpet; Josh Economy, trumpet; Peter Kenagy, trumpet; Matt Small, trumpet;

Jeff Galindo, trombone; Christian Pincock, trombone; Garo Saraydarian, trombone; Chris Gagne, trombone;

Mike Gamble, guitar; Kyle Aho, piano; Jeremy Allen, bass; Richie Barshay, drums