3131 Walnut St.
Denver, CO, 80205
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Singer-pianist-composer, Jesse Maclaine, has created a unique, soulful jazz-rock-folk-pop sound with Aural Elixir. Often compared to Tori Amos & Joni Mitchell, Jesse Maclaine performs both solo & ensemble as Aural Elixir. Classically trained & steeped in jazz traditions, Aural Elixir delivers an exciting new sound inspired by New Orleans, music history, & the diversity of modern life.
Liat’s voice has a haunting quality that is somehow comforting, and a musical style that has been described as “folk-edge.” Liat’s unforgettable songs range in attitude. She works with a variety of musicians in a spirit of mutual collaboration in which her style melds with others’.
Liat received some formal music training as a child in voice, piano, and guitar. She then wrote her first song at age fourteen, shortly after her father taught her some chords on the guitar. During high school she formed a band, which played all over Philadelphia, New Jersey, and New York City. It was at this time she developed her songwriting process. “It depends on the situation, but I usually improvise where music and lyrics are concurrent. I start with a chord progression, turn the recorder on, and start singing words.”
While studying speech pathology at Temple University, she took vocal therapy, where she was introduced to many different vocal techniques, including different ways of massaging the vocal chords and new breathing techniques to help support the diaphragm. By helping her understand the anatomy of the voice box, this science background gave her the knowledge to use her voice in the healthiest way.
Over the past 3 years, Liat’s musical vocation has become twofold: she performs her own compositions in concerts and in therapeutic contexts. She is a music specialist at a preschool, singing with children under the age of 5 years old. "There is no judgement with this beautifully pure audience. They are down for anything!" Children love to dance, clap and stomp to Liat's original songs, which also accompany books. By playing live music during yoga classes, Liat provides a calming centering milieu for the yogis as well as for herself. Many consider Liat to be a sound healer, restoring spirits from infants to elderly.
Liat has performed in venues across the globe from Colorado to New York to Israel. Her performances also include many festivals such as ARISE, Evergreen Music Festival, Uke Festival presented by Swallow Hill Music, and Sister Winds in Colorado; Beardfest, Cape May Music Festival, and NJ Folk Festival in New Jersey. She was featured on NBC-10 Morning News for Best Artist of South Jersey.
Liat aims to reconnect the mind, body, and spirit through music. Be it live, via download, on CD, or radio and television, you won’t want to miss this emerging artist.
$10.00 - $15.00