Often compared to Tori Amos or Regina Spektor, singer-songwriter-pianist Jesse Maclaine debuted as a professional musician at age 16 and became a recording artist by age 18. Five years later she collaborated with friends at RCA Studios Nashville to produce her premiere LP as Aural Elixir. Based in Denver since 2002 and seasoned by over two decades as a performer and composer, her dynamic blend of pop, rock, jazz and folk music is beloved by colleagues, critics, and fans across the globe.  

During the course of her music career, Jesse has written 200+ songs, performed over 4500 shows, toured extensively across the US, self produced 4 LPs & 1 EP, collaborated with theater productions as a composer/arranger, worked as a studio musician for numerous projects in multiple genres, recorded/produced dozens of live music videos and helped further the education of hundreds of blossoming musicians and singers.  

Her songs have been featured on Denver's 99.5 The Mountain, Fort Collins' KRFC 88.9 Colorado, 93.3 Denver KTCL, WVFS Tallahassee 89.7FM, KUAC 89.9 Alaska, WHIV 102.3 NOLA, Tulane University's WTUL 91.5 FM, WWOZ 90.7 New Orleans, Best Radio You've Never Heard Podcast, Women Of Substance Radio, and 14er Podcast to mention a few. 

Jesse Maclaine's concerts weave together innovative, eclectic mixtures of original music and songs from the 60's to the present including covers by popular artists like Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, Tori Amos, Joni Mitchell, Sara Bareilles, Otis Redding, Patsy Cline, Leonard Cohen, Fleetwood Mac, The Pixies, Frank Zappa, the White Stripes, Fiona Apple, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, The Beatles, Randy Newman, Bruce Springsteen, Christina Perri, Meghan Trainor, Duran Duran, Olivia Newton John, Thievery Corporation, and Gnarls Barkley, among others.  

Notable venues of past performances include: Denver's Botanic Gardens, Denver International Airport, VegFest Colorado at the 1st Bank Center, Venus de Miles Festival, Aurora Arts Festival, Crestone Summer Music Festival, Tipitina's, The Howlin' Wolf, House of Blues, The St. Regis Aspen Resort, Fort Collins' Lincoln Center, Disney World's Magic Kingdom Holiday Celebration, Macky Auditorium at CU Boulder, Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, Chautauqua Boulder, Wildflower Pavilion at Planet Bluegrass, and Santa Fe's Cowgirl Hall Of Fame. 

Visit Jesse on YouTube or Soundcloud or Bandcamp or on your favorite socials through the links above. The future holds all sorts of new sonic adventures including the new project Jesse Maclaine & the Scotch! Listen to a dynamic and irresistible playlist of select live cuts from their debut concert, look for #jmscotch on social media. New music coming soon! Super fans should go to Patreon and then Bandcamp for premiere access and to directly support Jesse's music.    

For booking or music lesson inquiries contact JessElixir@gmail.com or 720-442-0789. Thanks!


"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. ...like Joni, she swoops and dives and repeats rushed phrases,..Her voice is expressive, and her lyrics can be engaging..." Offbeat Magazine, New Orleans

"Listen if you like Sara Bareilles...sure to brighten your day with the upbeat piano, Maclaine’s infectious smile..." 303 Magazine, Denver, Colorado