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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.

At just 21 years old, shortly after she moved to New Orleans, entrepreneuse and visionary Jesse Maclaine dreamed of an adventurous, refined yet light hearted multi-genre musical group balancing both complex arrangements and improvisation - a vehicle for her to express her panoply of musical interests, artistic fancies, social commentary, and tales of real or imagined experiences - so she founded Aural Elixir. While the Crescent City remains an indelible influence, Aural Elixir has been based in Colorado for over a decade.

Jesse Maclaine has dedicated her life to being a musical pioneer with Aural Elixir - successfully composing, performing, recording, and producing music which defies categories and uniquely shines as a refreshing alternative to the derivative, over-produced music that dominates our 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 was recently commissioned to compose and arrange a musical theatre score for Scattershot Entertainment, a popular NOCO production company. She is also producing new Aural Elixir music: some surprise original singles as well as "Instant Octopus" and "Throw Back the Covers" the next two CDs, blogging, creating content for the You Tube channel and social media, and promoting her current release: Better. Click the links above for your favorite social network and stay connected with Aural Elixir to hear new songs, enjoy new videos, get all the latest updates, share your thoughts, and interact with an open-minded community of music lovers! Peace, Love, & Music!



Aural Elixir is currently accepting concert bookings, commissions for custom songs, soundtracks, short term or ongoing composition projects, vocal overdubs (lead, background, or multiple parts), private parties, music lessons, workshops, songwriting coaching sessions, freelance vocal/piano/keyboard performances and recording sessions. Feel free to contact Jesse with any questions or for a complimentary consultation and estimate: or 720-442-0789.


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