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Ni Maxine, the Liverpool-based artist reclaiming ‘Jazz’ with an afrocentric & soulful take, is teaming up with Newcastle’s finest, the globally respected bass player & producer, Rudi Creswick to share their highly anticipated tour, ‘Dark Days Are Done’.
This groovy, Rudi Creswick bass-driven, synth scattered is woven seamlessly with Ni Maxine’s classic
jazz vocal, creating an iconic new 21st Century sound. Sharing an uplifting message of unity & hope, ‘Dark Days Are Done’ carves a path for better times.
Hailed a ‘Black Woman at The Forefront of the UK Jazz Scene’ (Black Ballad), the Neo-Jazz Singer-
Songwriter Ni Maxine is a Black British woman sparking intergenerational conversations for change,
exploring themes of home, identity, self-esteem & belonging. Described as Erykah Badu & Gil Scott-Heron’s lovechild, her conscious & political lyricism has taken her to the main stage at Liverpool’s Africa Oyé (sharing the stage with the legendary Seun Kuti) & the EFG London Jazz Festival.
Following a string of sold-out shows in Liverpool last year, including her debut headline show, ‘An
Ode to Billie Holiday’ in The Philharmonic’s Music Room, & a successful collaboration with
Tomorrow’s Warriors landing international coverage on Selector Radio (The British Council), Ni
Maxine is taking her music on the road with Rudi Creswick, a friend & ally to the Black community, to spread a message of hope & unity across the country with the ‘Dark Days Are Done’ tour.
With a BBC Introducing highlight session under her belt, a live performance broadcast on BBC Radio
3’s J to Z, & her debut self-released single ‘Strange Love’ played across Jazz FM, Radio 1, BBC Radio 2 (The Jazz Show), 1Xtra & Selector Radio (internationally), Ni Maxine is one to watch.
Having spent some time supplying low notes as bass player for a multitude of UK Soul & Jazz artists (including Tom Misch, Loyle Carner, Berwyn, Jordan Rakei, Poppy Ajudha, Puma Blue, Jorja Smith & Alfa Mist), Rudi Creswick has been stepping into the spotlight, after releasing his first full length solo
offering ‘Different Forms’ on Alfa Mist’s Sekito imprint, featured by Jamz Supernova as ‘The One’ on
1Xtra & in Clash Magazine.
In the years that followed, Rudi continued to hone his craft & production, melding the sub rattling
sounds of producers such as J Dilla, Mala & Kaytranada with the technical sensibilities of influential bass players such as Pino Palladino, Derrick Hodge & Thundercat.
Ni & Rudi share the inspiration: This emotive, new collaboration is symbolic; two people from
different corners of the UK ‘coming together, sharing common dreams’, bringing people from all
walks of life together to stand up for our collective rights & freedom. We don’t have to accept the
way that things are. We can change the world if we stand together.