is a talented pianist who gained some attention in the 1970s but never broke through to gain much fame. He began playing music in Atlantic City in 1966. After working with Joe Lee Wilson
from 1967-70, Mixon
played regularly with Betty Carter
from 1971-72. He had his own trio, recorded with the Piano Choir
and worked with a variety of top names including Kenny Dorham
, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Frank Foster
, Grant Green
, Pharaoh Sanders
(1975), Joe Williams
, Eddie Jefferson
and Dee Dee Bridgewater
was in Charles Mingus'
band in 1976 and played with Dannie Richmond in the late 1970s. Unfortunately, Mixon
has had a rather low profile since that time period, just leading one album (in 1985) for the obscure Cinderella label.