Ni Maxine's 'Ode To Billie Holiday’

21st Century Reimaginings of Timeless Billie Holiday Hits

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Immerse yourself in an unforgettable evening with award-winning artist, Ni Maxine, as she pays homage to the timeless Lady Day. Commemorating the anniversary of Billie's birth, Ni Maxine and her band invite you to experience a sophisticated musical journey through Billie Holiday's cherished works, reimagined with an elegant 21st-century twist. This exclusive performance features iconic classics such as ‘God Bless The Child,’ ‘Good Morning Heartache,’ and ‘Strange Fruit,’ delivering a heartfelt and evocative performance that illuminates the pivotal moments of Billie Holiday’s extraordinary life and career. Ni Maxine, driven by a profound sense of duty to reflect the times, presents the compelling story of a Black British woman navigating today's world through her curation and interpretation of these classics, with a first-listen to a handful of Ni Maxine originals from her highly anticipated debut EP. Join us for an evening that transcends time, where Ni Maxine's soul-stirring performance, honouring Billie Holiday's legacy, will serve as a catalyst for change. Book your tickets now and be part of this extraordinary happening!



"The Liverpool-based Neo-Jazz singer on everybody’s lips…"

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‘Supremely talented. Certainly one to watch… She’s gonna be big.’ - Jazz FM

Ni Maxine, Hailed a ‘Black Woman at The Forefront of the UK Jazz Scene’ (Black Ballad), is sparking intergenerational conversations for change through song, exploring themes of home, identity, self-esteem & belonging. 

Compared, by audience members, to Billie Holiday, Sade and Erykah Badu, her conscious & political lyricism and timeless vocals have taken her to the main stage at Liverpool’s Africa Oyé (alongside the legendary Seun Kuti), Gilles Peterson’s ‘We Out Here’ & the EFG London Jazz Festival. 

‘What is unique about this vocalist is her pairing of a rich, full-bodied timbre with her calculated approach to rhythm.’ Jazzwise

With a BBC Introducing ‘highlight’ live session under her belt, her Manchester Jazz Festival performance broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s J to Z and a live appearance on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Front Row’, Ni Maxine has carved a path for her ‘afro-centric and soulful’ sound. 

Her award-winning debut single ‘Strange Love’, supported by tastemakers Jamie Cullum (The Jazz Show), YolanDa Brown, Jamz Supernova and China Moses, to name a few, was played across Jazz FM, Radio 1, 1Xtra & Selector Radio (internationally) and subsequent singles have created anticipation for her debut EP, cementing Ni Maxine as one to watch.