Alvin Black III
Mixing the familiar and lesser known to creating unique experiences for his clients, Alvin has worked events ranging from house parties to events with over a thousand people and everything in between. A Dartmouth alumni, Alvin trained in finance and Fine Arts and currently shows his own artwork at exclusive gallery showings and he also traveled to Thailand where he taught art study and technique to local students. He has held residencies at the W hotel, Angels & Kings, and has done multiple guest spots at the long-running first Fridays at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Loving to play with live musicians has led him to team up with drummers and electric violinists on multiple occasions. In addition to keeping up with the latest pop music, Alvin specializes in hip hop, world music, jazz, and soul. Multicultural events are another specialty of his, combining different influences into a distinctive night. Being an avid salsa dancer, Alvin loves any opportunity to play salsa, cha cha, bachata, or cumbia at an event.
Starwood Hotels. IBM. Akira. Vera Wang. Chicago Social/Modern Luxury. HGTV. Event openings for Jennifer Hudson and Bon Jovi. Trading Technologies. Sheraton Hotel. Westin Hotels. The Omni. Lacoste x Hebru Brantley. Saks Fifth Avenue. Macy's.
"Alvin was AMAZING—he played great music and was so accommodating to my client's needs. Would love to work with him again!" - Morgan T., CTC Destination Management
"Working with Fig Media was a wonderful experience from start to finish. Brent was responsive, professional and helpful while coordinating the details; our DJ, Alvin, was great onsite! Thank you for helping to make our event a success!"
- Stephanie L., Sidley Austin LLP
"I didn't get to talk to you at the end of the night Friday - but really want to thank you and tell you how great the evening was. The dance music was all spot on and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The ceremony set-up was perfection as far as music and the speaker/mic. I just really want to relive it over and over again! Our friends thought that was awesome that everyone got up and danced before dinner was over :)...it all just makes me smile when I think about it! It starts with the DJ....so thank you, thank you, thank you!!!"
- Erin and John F.
"I wanted to take a moment to let your company know how important Alvin was to our wedding reception. He was so very easy to work with and anticipated our every need. I gave him some suggestions for our play list and he never disappointed. I don't know what etiquette says about brides spending hours on the dance floor but I think that I was guilty of dancing every dance. I finally had to tell Alvin he could leave as it was I who closed the floor. I simply did not want it to end. Please let your future clients know that they are in outstanding hands with Alvin. I will spread the word to all my friends!"
- Nancy Y. & Jack Z.
"Overall, the music was PERFECT! All the cues were spot on, and Alvin did a fabulous job of keeping the night moving. So many people commented on how fun and relaxing the night was, how great the music selection was, and that everyone really had a fantastic time dancing. THANK YOU FIG! THANK YOU ALVIN!!!"
- Denise B.
" Hands down, best DJ we have ever experienced. Alvin, our wedding DJ, was so incredibly professional and intuitive. For our half Mexican, half middle-American guest list, he read the crowd perfectly and got literally everyone up and dancing. Fig Media absolutely listened to us when we said we needed someone who could cater to two very different cultures in a way that made everyone happy - taking their recommendation of Alvin was one of the best decisions we made for our big day. I cannot even count how many times throughout the night someone came up to us asking for his info and his playlist! Alvin... Thank you for making our night so memorable. Your music took two very different cultures and brought them together as one very happy family. Gracias por todo papi! Love, Mr. & Mrs. Bravo. xx"