Jessica Mixon (she/her) is a Creole belle born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. Growing up in the Big Easy, J.Mix was enriched in the art and culture of the city at a very young age. During her elementary days, she looked forward to participating in plays and recitals during the school year. When she was not participating arts-related extra-curricular activities, she played sports. J.Mix grew up with two pianos in her family home and took advantage to learn how to play piano by ear. Unfortunately, Hurricane Katrina destroyed both pianos, but the skills and musical attributes she acquired have not been forgotten.
J.Mix caught the musical theatre bug when she was cast as a replacement for the 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 highly acclaimed composer of the musical, Alan Menken, who came to New Orleans to attend the show during the run. From that point on, her love for the stage was set in stone. J.Mix went on to attend St. Mary’s Dominican High School and became an active thespian in the school musicals. She found time to perform in shows throughout the New Orleans area outside of class, which jumpstarted her career after graduation.
In 2010, J.Mix began her Music program at Loyola University New Orleans for Vocal Performance. She soon herself involved in the theatrical productions. In her Sophomore year, she landed the role of “Judas” in Big Easy award-winning production of Godspell with Loyola Theater. J.Mix was also featured as “Paquette” in Candide and “Papagena” in The Magic Flute with Loyola Opera. By graduation, J.Mix had over thirty productions under her belt and a solid foundation to further her performance career.
J.Mix continued on to star in several staged shows after graduation. 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 globally 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 musicianship in intimate ways. When she's not making music, you can always find her re-centering on roller skates.