The CD Release Party!!

The Resistance WILL NOT be Televised...”

Tony! Toni! Toné! Featuring The NOLA Resistance

Matt Dillon

Band Leader

Matt Dillon is the Founder of the Washington Square Park Foundation for the Arts, LLC.   He is the CEO of the MMD Music Group, LLC and Partner of Dat’s Funny Productions, LLC.  These companies are involved with exposing emerging artists in music, film and the arts to the world.

His current and former clients include:
  • Wynton Marsalis - Jazz at Lincoln Center
  • The City of New Orleans
  • The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
  • The Barbados Classical Pops Festival
  • The Danny Barker Festival
  • The Treme Festival
  • Former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu


Before devoting his work full-time to the these endeavors, Matt toured extensively to over 60 countries with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and many prominent New Orleans musicians.  Over the past 25 years he has also worked on many films and TV shows including Malcolm X, A lesson before Dying, Skeleton Key, Cirque du Freak, Runaway Jury, Treme and Kville, to name a few.

Matt is currently producing the Washington Square Park Music Festival in the historic Faubourg Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans.  This is a festival which over the years have paid homage to Ray Charles and Al Jarreau.  Next year he is planning tributes to Nina Simone, Allen Toussaint, Tina Marie, James Brown and Bob Marley.

Dat’s Funny Productions, LLC has Matt teamed up with Academy Award winning Director Fisher Stevens and Clarence Otis to co-write the dramady “Johnny Blue” about an manager of entertainers in New Orleans who is lovable but always seems to get in trouble. Attached as lead actor to this project is New Orleans native Anthony Mackie.


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