Jessica Mixon (she/her) is a Creole belle born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. J.Mix was saturated in the art and culture of the city at a very young age. Throughout her elementary years, she looked forward to participating in schools plays and recitals. J.Mix also grew up with multiple pianos in her household and took that to her advantage to learn how to play by ear. Although Hurricane Katrina destroyed those pianos, the skills and musical attributes she acquired from the instruments have not been forgotten.
J.Mix caught the musical theater bug when she was cast as a replacement for a small role in Crescent City Lights Youth Theater’s production of The Dream on Royal Street in 2006. Her life was forever changed when she met the original Grammy-award winning composer of the musical, Alan Menken, who took a special trip to see the show during the run. From that moment on, her love for the stage was affirmed. J.Mix went on to attend St. Mary’s Dominican High School and quickly became an active thespian in the school's drama club and musicals. In addition, she performed in productions throughout the NOLA area whilst attending school.
In 2010, J.Mix began attending Loyola University New Orleans for Music - Vocal Performance. In the Fall of her Sophomore year, she landed the role of “Judas” in Loyola Theater's Big Easy Award winning production of "Godspell." J.Mix also performed with Loyola Opera and was featured as “Paquette” in Candide and “Papagena” in The Magic Flute. By graduation, J.Mix had over thirty productions under her belt and a solid foundation to further her performance career.
After graduation, J.Mix continued to star in staged productions around the city. Her most notable roles being The Leading Player in Le Petit Theatre's "Pippin" and The Narrator in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" with Summer Lyric Theatre. J.Mix went on to perform across the U.S. with the Andrew Sisters-inspired singing group, The Victory Belles until 2020.
Today, J.Mix continues to share her talent from a multitude of avenues.She is the founder and host of The Self-Aware Millennial podcast, where listeners are encouraged to engage in uncomfortable dialogue. J.Mix is also an active revolutionary working daily to dismantle inequality through the New Orleans People's Assembly and DismantleNWWIIM organizations. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, J.Mix has happily engulfed herself in exploring music production as a means of expressing her multifaceted musicianship in intimate ways. When she's not making music, you can always find her re-centering on roller skates.