Alvin has been a DJ with fig since the summer of ’07,having worked events ranging from house parties, to corporate holiday parties, to 400+person weddings. In addition to the standard fig training, his personal favorites to spin are hip hop, soul, top 40/dance, and world music. An avid salsa dancer, Alvin loves any oppportunity to play salsa, cha cha, bachata, and cumbia.
Favorite Venues: Drake Hotel, W Hotel rooftop, the University Club, the House of Blues, and the Sheraton (downtown Chicago)
Favorite Artists: Ray Barretto, A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, Hector Lavoe, Esperanza Spalding, Les Nubians
“Alvin Black III was the DJ for our wedding and he surpassed all of our expectations. We had a pretty eclectic group of guests, and he totally pleased the whole crowd. He’s extremely professional and tons of fun.” – Megan D., via Yelp!
MCA first friday
Fundraiser for Rahm Emmanuel, opened for Jennifer Hudson
Residencies: W Hotel, Angels & Kings
Bars/Clubs: Tavern on Rush, Debonair, Lumen, Vertigo Sky Lounge, Rockit Ranch
Hotel Parties: Sheraton, Westin River North, Westin Michigan Avenue, Four Seasons
DJ + Musician: Drummer (Western & Indian styles), Electric violin, Flute
Fashion shows: Akira, Vera Wang, i4design, Factio
Events for: CS magazine, Michigan Avenue magazine, Lexus, Trump Hotel, St Jude