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Jazzy's Mixtape

Jazzy's Mixtape

By Jazzy Thomas
Pop in every Sunday for a discussion on music, personal growth and development, and the every day struggles of being a creative human. Jazzy Thomas, singer/songwriter/actor/queer woman of color, and various guests discuss their favorite tunes while openly sharing their methods for creating the lives they've always wanted as artists.
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S1:E13 Hard Work and Queer Representation with Kacie Lukasik

Jazzy's Mixtape

S1:E13 Hard Work and Queer Representation with Kacie Lukasik

Jazzy's Mixtape

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S1:E17 Separating Art from the Artist with Matt Dillon
I had a chat with Matt Dillon this week. Matt is a local graphic designer but has admitted to being an artist of many mediums. We explored the grey areas of separating art from the artist and what it's like to be a young parent. Featuring music from Trevor Hall and Angelica Garcia.
56:50
August 2, 2020
S1:E16 Directing and Connecting Fellow Artists with Daryl Stewart
I had an amazing chat with the incredible Daryl Stewart! His Virgo energy is so warm and inspiring. We discussed the several different facets of being a theatre artist and the joy of connecting with new artists. Featuring tunes by Billy Porter and Frank Ocean.
41:03
July 26, 2020
The Soul Searching Series: Recap and Q&A
Over the past few months, I have been sharing my very personal soul journey. In the final episode, I talk about where I am today on my journey and also answer some questions from Instagram. This may be the end of the series, but it certainly isn't the end of my journey. And it isn't too late for you to start your own! Share your thoughts and experiences using the hashtag TheSoulSearchingSeries!
21:29
July 19, 2020
S1:E15 The Pressure to be Productive During a Pandemic with Alexa L Borden
This week, I got to chat and catch up with my old friend Alexa! Alexa and I were in the same undergraduate program at Moravian College. While we both studied music, my focus was performance and Alexa's was composition. Since undergrad, she's gone on to get her masters, have her dream wedding in Ireland, and work on over 30 different films! Alexa is one of my most talented friends and I'm honored to share our conversation.
57:01
July 12, 2020
S1:E14 Being a Queer Black Activist in a Straight White World with Brandon Hanks
This week, I was finally able to chat with my dear friend and inspiration Brandon Hanks. As the Artistic Director of a local theatre organization, Brandon has used his platform to amplify the voices of artists regardless of their race, gender, or sexual orientation. We got deep into the stereotypes of being a black actor and the heavy task of calling out non-poc organizations for their insensitivity. Featuring tunes by Luther Vandross, Lady Gaga, and BLACKPINK.
1:06:29
July 5, 2020
S1:E13 Hard Work and Queer Representation with Kacie Lukasik
Jazzy and Kacie discuss the need to work hard to get what you want, shaming people for not consuming popular media, and so much more! Featuring music by Hippo Campus and Julien Baker. This episode was recorded before the death of George Floyd. Please continue to do your part in ending systemic racism and police brutality! Go to blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ to learn more.
53:33
June 28, 2020
S1:E12 Tarot Reading and Explosions in the Sky with Catherine McCollian
Jazzy and Catherine chat about tarot, astrology, jukebox musicals, and so much more! Featuring music by Explosions in the Sky and dodie. *This episode was recorded before the death of George Floyd. Please do what you can to support the Black Lives Matter cause to end systemic racism and police brutality. Learn more at blacklivesmatters.carrd.com/
46:33
June 21, 2020
The Soul Searching Series: Journaling & Mood Tracking
Follow along Jazzy's personal soul journey as she takes the steps she needs to find balance again and reconnect with her soul. This episode is all about journaling and mood tracking! You can join in and start your own journey. Share your thoughts and experiences on Instagram using the hashtag TheSoulSearchingSeries!
33:25
June 14, 2020
The Soul Searching Series: Yoga & Meditation
Follow along Jazzy's personal soul journey as she takes the steps she needs to find balance again and reconnect with her soul. This episode is all about yoga and meditation! You can join in and start your own journey. Share your thoughts and experiences on Instagram using the hashtag TheSoulSearchingSeries!
32:39
June 7, 2020
The Soul Searching Series: Astrology
Follow along Jazzy's personal soul journey as she takes the steps she needs to find balance again and reconnect with her soul. This episode is all about astrology! You can join in and start your own journey. Share your thoughts and experiences on Instagram using the hashtag TheSoulSearchingSeries!
26:06
May 24, 2020
The Soul Searching Series: Introduction
Follow along Jazzy's personal soul journey as she takes the steps she needs to find balance again and reconnect with her soul. You can join in and start your own journey! Share your thoughts and experiences on Instagram using the hashtag TheSoulSearchingSeries!
27:56
May 17, 2020
S1:E11 Lesbian YouTubers and Representation with Dantes Nava
Jazzy and Dantes chat about how representation in the media sparked their courage to pursue their dreams of being actors. Featuring music by The 1975 and FAVELA.
40:42
May 10, 2020
S1:E10 The Dream Life of a Dancer with Miri Stransky
Jazzy and Miri chat about the dance world in Germany versus New York City and their dream lives. Featuring music by Seeed and Stevie Wonder.
25:06
May 3, 2020
S1:E9 Strength in Sexiness and Living Through a Pandemic with Nico Hernandez
Jazzy and Nico chat about how the sexual nature of belly dancing is viewed in the western world and how they'll explain the COVID-19 pandemic to their grandkids. Featuring our first Arabic song of the week and a 70s-inspired pop tune by Sister.
42:31
April 26, 2020
S1: E8 Accepting Compliments and Overcoming an Eating Disorder with Emily Formea
Jazzy chats with blogger and mindset coach, Emily Formea about feeling as though you don't deserve success and how to overcome it. Featuring music by Alessia Cara and Kevin McHale.
58:51
April 19, 2020
S1:E7 Figuring out Gen Z Slang with Phillip Wallens
Friends for over 10 years, Jazzy and Phillip really know how to make each other laugh. Can you get a hernia from laughing too hard? Find out as they discuss music from Alyona Alyona and Maggie Rogers.
1:11:40
April 12, 2020
S1:E6 The Quarantine Mixtape
In the first solo episode of the podcast, Jazzy opens up about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected her relationship and mental health. Featuring a collection of tunes created to provide good vibes during this difficult time.
27:24
April 5, 2020
S1:E5 Musical Theatre Dream Roles and Bull Fighting with Tamir Cousins-Ali
Jazzy and Tamir discuss their top 5 dream roles in musical theatre. Featuring music by alt-J and Death Cab for Cutie.
1:53:12
March 29, 2020
S1:E4 College Memories and a "Thank You" to NPR with Maggie Callahan
Longtime friends, Jazzy and Maggie reminisce about their college days and discuss their goals to perform more in the future. Featuring music by Lianne La Havas and Thao & The Get Down Stay Down.
1:24:30
March 22, 2020
S1:E3 Ranting about the Coronavirus and Customer Service with Bailey Mattison
This one's a doozy, y'all! Jazzy and Bailey rant about the mass hysteria over hand sanitizer and their pet peeves of working in customer service. Featuring music by Billie Eilish and VoicePlay.
1:39:08
March 15, 2020
S1:E2 Natural Hair and Alto Struggles with Nikki Cohen
Jazzy and Nikki discuss the struggles of finding the right products for their natural hair. Featuring music by Daniela Andrade, JoJo, and Anita Baker.
1:08:22
March 8, 2020
S1:E1 The Dangers of Diet Culture and How to Pronounce "6lack" with Jenna Eberhardt
Jazzy and Jenna discuss the troubles of eating disorders, ending relationships, and pronouncing rapper's names. Featuring songs by Emily King and Bea Miller.
1:12:40
March 1, 2020
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February 19, 2020