Maxwell, the sexy ambassador of Soul makes his New Zealand debut at Soulfest. The prolific artist who bought us absolute timeless classics like “Sumthin’ Sumthin’”, “Ascension”, “Pretty Wings” and “Lifetime”, will be visiting New Zealand for the very first time and performing hits off his phenomenal albums, including his latest work “BLACKsummers’night”. In 1996, the Brooklyn born legend took the music world by storm with his debut “Urban Hang Suite”. The critically acclaimed CD received a Grammy nomination and went onto achieve double platinum status. Heralded as the future of Soul music, Maxwell proved his staying power by following up with albums “MTV: Unplugged”, “Embrya”, 1999’s biggest selling single “Fortunate” (Off the LIFE soundtrack) and 2001’s “Now”. After a hiatus, the Soul Legend returned in 2008 with a live rendition of Al Green’s classic song, “Simply Beautiful” at the BET Awards. The unforgettable performance was one of the most talked about performances of the year. His latest album “BLACKsummers’night” was recorded with an extraordinary live ten-piece band. No synthesizers, no duets. Just Maxwell bare and in the flesh, ready to give old fans and new ones a sensory experience that he never fails to bring.