Jesse Royal Carmichael is best known as a multi-instrumentalist, background vocalist, and co-founding member of the GRAMMY Award-winning band, Maroon 5.
Born in Boulder, Colorado, Carmichael moved to Los Angeles at age 2 and began playing music at age 7. In 9th grade he and classmate Adam Levine formed a band called Kara’s Flowers. While attending college, the original members of Kara’s Flowers teamed up with guitarist, James Valentine, and formed the group Maroon 5.
Since then, Maroon 5 have achieved massive critical and commercial success. They were awarded their first of three Grammy Awards (as “Best New Artist”) in 2005 and they continue to be a top global touring act and have sold more than 26 million albums worldwide with over 15billion combined Spotify Streams and the distinction of becoming the first act to have multiple videos on Youtube exceed 3billion views.
Jesse lives with his family in Los Angeles. Outside of his roles in Maroon 5, he is the founder of the short film collective “2mm”, and he assists as a board member for ACE: The Alliance for Climate Education, helping to bring Climate Change awareness to high school students throughout the United States. He continues to study Orchestration, Composition, Music Technology (including Dolby Atmos mixing), and Film History as he embarks into the realm of Scoring for Media.