"The algorithm divides us, but we are more powerful when we are united.”

Meet Ni Maxine and explore the photo gallery from her Museum Sessions performance. The online series returns this March, with an incredible line up of Liverpool talent playing across National Museums Liverpool's iconic spaces in the city.

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Opening our second series of Museum Sessions, is neo-jazz singer-songwriter, Ni Maxine. A ‘Black Woman at The Forefront of the UK Jazz Scene’, she's navigating the modern world, exploring themes of home, identity, self-esteem and belonging through her music. Sparking intergenerational conversations for change, she sings with a real sense of justice and responsibility, to reflect not only the times, but the experience that is unique to Black British women.

This London born, Bristol raised and Liverpool based artist had a childhood steeped in deep cultural reference points of Black history. She recalls her father’s love of jazz, her mother’s love of funk and rare groove, week-days in front of MTV Base and Sunday mornings in gospel church, where she first learned to sing.

“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.”

Ni Maxine is making waves in the UK Jazz scene. Appearing at Africa Oyé and with a string of sold-out shows last year, she's now looking forward to a headline tour, supported by Jazz North. Her debut single 'Strange Love’, which she performs in the sessions, has been supported by BBC Music Introducing and played across Radio 1, 1Xtra and Radio 2, with support from Jazz FM and Jamz Supernova on The British Council’s ‘Selector Radio’.