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Ni Maxine is a Neo-Jazz Singer-Songwriter; a black woman navigating the modern world and exploring themes of home, identity, self-esteem and belonging.
Born in North London and raised in Bristol, Ni Maxine moved to Liverpool in 2019, but her connection to the city runs deep with both of her parents raised in the Merseyside area; “I belong here,” she says. “My family came here from Nigeria, and the Caribbean and now I’m here and everything is falling into place.”
Maxine’s childhood was steeped in the deep cultural reference points of black history. She recalls her father’s love of jazz, her mother’s love of funk and rare groove, as well weekdays in front of MTV Base and Sunday mornings in a gospel church, where she first learned to sing.
Her message is clear; “I want to inspire young people who are having (or had) a similar experience to what I had, growing up, and cultivate community. The algorithm divides us, but we are more powerful when we are united.”
Popping up at local festivals with a string of sold-out shows across the North this year and a debut single being supported by BBC Introducing and Jazz FM, Ni Maxine is one to watch!
Part of the Lunchtime Concert Series.