If you love the nostalgic, powerful vocalist of days gone by, “The Diva” Julia Nixon is someone you’ll want to hear! Her voice and music embodies this!
Julia is a Washington DC treasure best known for replacing Jennifer Holiday in the original Broadway production of “Dream Girls”. She was discovered by Michael Bennett at Mr. Henry’s Adam’s Morgan in Washington D.C.
Julia’s 4 octave range and vocal versatility allows her to sing many genres of music. This is how she got signed to Polygram London Records as a dance recording artist. They put out several releases including “Breakin’ Down”, her break out worldwide dance hit. “Breakin’ Down” and her DC fame caught the attention of the late great Richard Pryor, who invited Julia to tour with him on what would become his last American tour.
This multi-talented lady is a songwriter (Julia and Ylvisaker co-wrote “Breakin’ Down”), poet, playwright and actress and she was rewarded a Helen Hayes Award for her efforts! Julia’s brilliant performance of Caroline in “Caroline or Change” at Studio Theatre won her, The Best Lead Actress in a Musical.
“Julia has a sound that transcends time” presently she has released 2 singles, one “Survive” a modern, Urban funk, dance hit moving across America and into the UK gaining popularity and high praise from critics and DJ’s alike and the other single “He’s Not You” a powerful ballad that’s got Julia squalling up a vocal storm, perfectly matched for her voice.