Monica Dillon is a New Orleans native and based jazz, blues, funk, vocalist, pianist, composer, and producer. Her music merges various genres of music in her repertoire including jazz, gospel, R & B, and adult contemporary. Monica’s CD, “All I Have is a Moment” has gotten worldwide attention reaching those in the USA, Germany, London, Japan, Spain, Greece, France, Hungary, and Croatia.
Often compared to the soulful political influence of Nina Simone, the sultry balladry of Cassandra Wilson, the songwriting poise of Brenda Russell & Patrice Rushen, and the chops of Joe Sample, Monica’s sound blends jazz, blues, funk, and folk. Telling stories and painting pictures is Monica’s claim to fame through her heartfelt and powerful original compositions and performances.
With her music composition, Monica Dillon uses her cultural work to advocate for women's rights, freedom, justice, and equality, with a particular focus on Black women and girls. A survivor of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, like many Gulf Coast residents, she lost everything she owned. Monica was able to return to New Orleans to rebuild and start again post-Katrina.
Sparked by her experience returning to New Orleans as Hurricane Rita approached, Monica was moved to produced/directed/edited And The Living Is Easy, a two-hour documentary video, recounting her personal meditation on life in New Orleans, six months after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit the Gulf Coast.