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Jesse Maclaine is a versatile and accomplished singer, pianist, bandleader, recording artist, songwriter, composer and producer whose music career spans over three decades. Her mezzosoprano and piano/organ centered sound is evocative, authentic, fun, heartfelt, unpredictable, elegant and beautiful. Aptly nicknamed Dynamo Hummingbird, Jesse Maclaine masterfully romps across the genres of pop, rock, jazz, funk, soul, blues and folk with a vibrancy and passion that inspires and delights audiences of all ages.

Highlights of Jesse's music career include: composing/recording/producing 7 full length albums and 2 EPs, completing 12 national tours, over 3600 concerts and 12,000+ performance hours, composing/arranging the music for two locally produced musicals, being chosen as the opening act for Melissa Etheridge, having her music featured on radio stations like WWOZ, WTUL, 99.5 The Mountain, KRFC, KTCL and popular podcasts like Best Radio You Have Never Heard, Women of Substance Radio Podcast, 14er Holistics and more, collaborating with elite music professionals like Grammy winning engineers David Glasser and Anna Frick, Grammy nominated engineer Chris Munson and Platinum accredited engineer Jeff Kanan, collaborating with iconic musicians like Johnny Vidavocich, Carlo Nuccio, Alex McMurray, Margie Perez, and Wendy Woo, performing for government officials like Mayor Marc Morial of New Orleans, the Ambassador of Turkey, and Colorado Senator John Hickenlooper, and sharing stages with band members of Tori Amos, Dr. John, Emmylou Harris, Irma Thomas, Bobby McFerrin, Mose Allison, Nat Adderly, Susan Cowsill, Harry Connick, Astral Project, Nolatet and more. 

Notable past performances include: Stream TV Award Show, Mishawaka Amphitheatre, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Zoo, Colorado Convention Center, Ritz Carlton, DIA, Taste of Colorado, CO VegFest, AHA Go Red For Women Gala at DMNS, Santa Fe’s Cowgirl Hall of Fame, NOLA House of Blues, Tipitina’s, The Howling Wolf, Senator Hickenlooper’s Holiday Party, The St. Regis Aspen Resort, St. Julien Boulder, Fort Collins Lincoln Center, Macky Auditorium, Disney World, Boulder’s Chautauqua, Aurora Arts Festival, Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, NTEN Conference and more. Specializing in original music and covers of top 40 pop, rock, oldies, jazz and ambient music, Jesse's 300+ song repertoire includes timeless classics from the 20th-21st century.


Often compared to Tori Amos and Regina Spektor, Jesse Maclaine performs a variety of original songs and classics from the last 100 years of popular music. Her piano and mezzo soprano centered pop-rock, cool jazz, edgy folk, and soulful New Orleans influences are a powerful combination of familiar yet unique sounds. Solo or ensemble, she curates the ideal soundtrack for listening rooms, festivals, art galleries, corporate events, weddings, private parties, cozy cafes or the rowdy local brewery. Listeners are delighted by her radiant presence, earthy authenticity, innovative approach and passionate concerts.

In addition to original music, Jesse's concerts feature covers by popular artists like Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, Tori Amos, Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, Sara Bareilles, Otis Redding, Leonard Cohen, Fleetwood Mac, The Pixies, Fiona Apple, Allen Toussaint, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Cole Porter, Paul Simon, Elton John, George Michael, Nirvana, Amy Winehouse, The Beatles, Nirvana, Randy Newman, Bruce Springsteen, Meghan Trainor, Duran Duran, Olivia Newton John, Pearl Jam, Carly Simon, and Gnarls Barkley, among others. 

Follow the links below to stream new music from Jesse Maclaine & the Scotch or her avant garde solo piano project Jesse Maclaine’s Instant Octopus or her past work as Aural Elixir. Be in the know about upcoming gigs and all kinds of fascinating updates by signing up for the email list or let’s get connected on social media. Feel free to use the contact form or message via social media to inquire about booking, recording or composition requests, and questions about online voice/piano/songwriting lessons. 

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