Aural Elixir is a female fronted rock/jazz/folk/pop band (and solo artist) created by singer-pianist-composer Jesse Maclaine in the late 90's in New Orleans, now based in Denver, Colorado. Renown for diverse, exciting, beautiful, and distinctive music, Aural Elixir displays a wide spectrum of influences traversing the boundaries of rock, jazz, folk, pop, and world music. A quintessential quote about Aural Elixir from New Orleans' Offbeat Magazine "Joni Mitchell's sly and perceptive confessional meets Fiona Apple's confrontational doomed romantic, with little hints of Tori Amos' gonzo earth mother and Carole King's practical warmth."
At just 21 years old, shortly after she moved to New Orleans, artist and visionary Jesse Maclaine founded Aural Elixir. While the Crescent City remains an indelible influence, she has been based in Colorado for over a decade. She continues to dedicate her life to Aural Elixir - successfully composing, performing, recording, and producing music which defies categories and uniquely shines as a refreshing alternative to the derivative, repetitive, over-produced music that dominates the modern world. Classical training, jazz studies, pop sensibilities, and decades of experience as a professional entertainer inform Jesse Maclaine's compositions and performances, empowering her to work with the best local musicians and craft each concert into a spectacular special event. Critics, colleagues, and audiences of all ages rave about Aural Elixir's creativity, compelling songs, refined musicality, dynamic range, and stellar talent.
In addition to performing over 100 shows a year, , Jesse Maclaine has recently been commissioned to compose/arrange a musical score for a popular local production company. She can also be found performing solo and ensemble as Aural Elixir, producing "Instant Octopus" and "Throw Back the Covers" her next two CDs, blogging, creating content for the You Tube channel and social media, and promoting her current release: Better.
Aural Elixir is currently accepting concert bookings, commissions for custom songs, composition projects, soundtracks, vocal overdubs (lead, background, or layered harmonies), private parties, music lessons, freelance vocal/piano/keyboard performances and recording sessions. Feel free to contact Jesse with any questions or for a complimentary consultation and estimate.