Bill Doggett Productions -  Lectures,Exhibitions,Strategic Marketing,Arts Advocacy

Civil Rights Song:Up Above My Head
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Bill Doggett is a multifaceted  strategic marketing and sales consultant with specialization in Performing Arts Diversity, an award winning Exhibitions Curator-Archivist  and a passionate lecturer-teacher specialized in multi media lectures which connect and integrate themes in  American history, music,  historic media and pop culture to current events. 

Doggett uses this blended paradigm that contextualizes history, music, historic media and current events as an inter generational bridge to create dialogue and engage individuals within and across diverse communities.    

Doggett was commissioned in 2015 by The Recorded Sound and Motion Picture division of The Library of Congress to produce a Pilot Series focused on Race, Music, Film and Message at the dawn of The 20th Century.   Doggett's Archive of  Early Sound recordings{1899-1935}, rare Performing Arts ephemera and background in Silent Film from UCLA formed the source material for this engaging Pilot Series.
Previously scheduled to launch  during Fall 2017 on The National Jukebox, the web portal for The Library of Congress' Recorded Sound and Motion Picture Division,, the project has been put on indefinite hold due to fears surrounding  the current heated racialized political climate.   

The contextualized topic of race, historical media and popular culture is a hot topic of great interest as it relates to #AnthemProtest and #Charlottesville 

I am happy to share I am offering a  new and dynamic presentation on race, early sound recordings and Technology.

 To inquire about booking Doggett for workshops and lecture presentations on race and technology, click on the contact us link

We are stronger together in our Diversity..... Diversity matters

With great expertise in  Diversity in The Performing Arts strategic marketing, new business development  and community engagement, Bill Doggett has a long history of Artist-Composer-Community Relations. 
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Ghost writer,strategist,marketing consultant for launch of LA Opera Fall 2014 premiere casting of 3 African American Countertenors in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. *The 3 Countertenors of Dido &Aeneas were voted as one of 2014 Top Musical Moments by LA Times Music Critic, Mark Swed.

Marketing Rep for Composer, Richard Thompson. Secured coveted Interview Feature on leading West Coast Classical Music Station,KUSC-FM with renowned host, Jim Svejda Evening Program

A Bill Doggett conceived & produced Symposium of Interfaith Clergy,Youth Leaders,Civil Rights Mvt Veterans& Organizations at Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley,CA

San Francisco History Expo:2014-16 Featured Exhibitor in SF Historical Society annual event

San Francisco History Expo:2014-16 Featured Exhibitor in SF Historical Society annual event

2013 March on Washington@Pacific School of Religion: Stanford's Clayborne Carson Keynote Speaker

San Francisco History Expo:2014-16 Featured Exhibitor in SF Historical Society annual event

Youth Leadership Panel:2013 March on Washington Symposium,Pacific School of Religion,Berkeley,CA

Intergenerational Interfaith.Bay Area Political Activism Afternoon Panel:2013 March on Washington Symposium,Pacific School of Religion,Berkeley,CA

AfroSolo Arts Festival Founder, Thomas R Simpson at Jazz in The Gardens event.  I was Community Affairs-Legislative Liaison 2011&2012 for Afro Solo Arts Festival, San FranciscoPhoto:Thomas R Simpson,Afro Solo Arts Founder receives proclamation from San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee's Office. I was Community Affairs-Legislative Liaison 2011&2012  Afro Solo Arts Festival, San Francisco,Photo by Bill Doggett

Community Affairs Liaison for:Afro Solo Arts Festival 2012 September Gala kick off for Feb 2013 Carnegie Hall event with Jacqueline Hairston Chorale, San FranciscoCommunity Affairs Liaison for:Afro Solo Arts Festival 2012 September Gala for Feb 2013 Carnegie Hall event Jacqueline Hairston Chorale, San Francisco

Artist Relations/ youngest Founding Board Member 1994-99 of LA Opera African Americans Division in Photo Spring 1997 at San Francisco Opera AIDA with Soprano Marquita Lister in dressing room with Conductor Donald Runnicles.. As Board member, I coordinated AALAO SF Opera event and produced weekend visit Tribute Luncheon for Ms. Lister

June 1995 LA Opera: New LA Opera GM, Placido Domingo and I-youngest founding board member of new AALAO Division-Served on board 1994-99=>at Opening Night  Gershwin Porgy and Bess party

Marketing Rep for renowned Composer Anthony Davis-Photo: 2013 Premiere of chamber opera, Lear on The 2nd Floor
Anthony Davis, Chamber Opera:Lear on The 2nd Floor with Soprano,Susan Narucki:Photo, Courtesy of The Composer

Anthony Davis, Chamber Opera:Lear on The 2nd Floor with Soprano,Susan Narucki:Photo, Courtesy of The Composer
Anthony Davis, Chamber Opera:Lear on The 2nd Floor with Soprano,Susan Narucki:Photo, Courtesy of The Composer

Anthony Davis, Chamber Opera:Lear on The 2nd Floor with Soprano,Susan Narucki and Baritone, Jorell Williams :Photo, Courtesy of The Composer
Anthony Davis, Chamber Opera:Lear on The 2nd Floor with Soprano,Susan Narucki:Photo, Courtesy of The Composer

Fall 2017 Residency
November 14-15,2017
University of California, Davis

The 2017 Valente Lecture:UC DAVIS:#Charlottesville, The Legacy of  The Civil War on Race and Early Recorded Sound, November 15th, 2017  Part 1

The 2017 Valente Lecture:UC DAVIS:#Charlottesville, The Legacy of  The Civil War on Race and Early Recorded Sound, November 15th, 2017  Part 2


The Billy Strayhorn Centennial 2015

      University of Pittsburgh 45th annual Jazz Week, November 2015

Association for Recorded Sound Collections Conference, May 2015
The late Geri Allen, host, {far right}.Pittsburgh Jazz Historian, Nelson Harrison and  Billy Srrayhorn niece, Cheryll Chakrabarti

Strayhorn's iconic TAKE THE A TRAIN composed 1939-From Doggett Sound Archive1935 Something To Live For FIRST Strayhorn-Ellington recording collaboration from 19382 important Centennial multi media presentations in Billy Strayhorn's home of Pittsburgh,Pa.

First edition printing:From The Bill Doggett Sound Archive45 JAZZ Presenters,Musicians and Friends Group Photo Nov 13 2015

Saving A Civil Rights Legacy
The Pioneering 1950-1965 Leadership of
Rev. Dr. John N Doggett Jr

You can make a major difference in helping me raise funds
to move 3 palettes of the life work and legacy of my father
from Northern to Southern California by December 30th 2017.
Please click on the Go Fund Me link

Thank you for your generosity

In Tribute to 
The 2018 Centennial
 of Reverend Dr. John N Doggett Jr

1994 Dr. Martin Luther King Life&Legacy Award: St Louis Urban League Gala
Made in L.A
L.A as Subject
University of Southern California Libraries Present

The 12th annual  Archives Bazaar
 October 21, 2017, Doheny Library, USC main campus

Showcasing notable Archives from major and community Archives 
city wide,  I am representing The Archive of 
Los Angeles Pioneering Civil Rights leader 1950-1964, 
Reverend John N Doggett Jr.

#CharlottesvilleCurriculum 2017

I lecture in this contemporary important topic with multi media presentations focused on the 21st Century impact of The Civil War of 1861-1865 through the lense of historical Media and Journalism. 

 Doggett's "News-eum" of 1830-1875 newspapers, journals, political lithographs of Thomas Nast and rare Harpers pre and post Civil War offer an insightful historical window into the topic.

You are cordially invited
March 31st, 2017
The Closing Reception
Bill Doggett's  Photo Essay Series
"History Interactions"
San Francisco Bayview Opera House

"History Interactions" is an extended visceral Photo Essay of 40 images  of  the interaction of  individuals experiencing history created during the opening weekend of the new Washington DC Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

To learn more about my history as a photographer/painter view

Celebrating my uncle, the iconic 1950s Jazz Organ Pioneer,
 Bill Doggett

Feature articles  I have written recently published in February-March 2017

March 2017 issue London's BLUES&RHYTHM Magazine Feature I wroteMarch 2017 issue London's BLUES&RHYTHM Magazine Feature I wrote

Feb-March 2017 RECORD COLLECTOR NEWS Feature I wrote

Feb-March 2017 RECORD COLLECTOR NEWS Feature I wrote
#1 R&B Hit Fall 1956 Bill Doggett's HONKY TONK Parts 1/2 King Records 78rpm

Iconic 1950s Bill Doggett King Records Album CoversIconic 1950s Bill Doggett King Records Album Covers
Iconic 1950s Bill Doggett King Records Album Covers
Iconic 1950s Bill Doggett King Records Album Covers

San Francisco History Days 2017
March 4-5th
The Old Mint, one of the few pre 1906 SF Earthquake buildings to survive the earthquake and fire

Bill Doggett, "News-eum" Archive Exhibition 
World War 2 San Francisco Newsprint Yellow Journalism and Fake News- A Commemoration Exhibit for  the 75th Anniversary of   Executive Order 9066 re: Japanese Internment after Pearl Harbor
(Videos 1/2)

Sunday, March 5th, 2017 Panel presented by 
The National Japanese Historical Society on
Executive Order 9066,
Race, War Hysteria and Newsprint Yellow Journalism
(3rd Video)


For two years 2017 and 2016, Doggett was honored by The Friends of The San Francisco Public Library as a Talk Series Lecturer for the annual San Francisco Public Library city wide Black History Month Events .

With very competitive speaking/lecture fee rates,you can  book Bill Doggett and inquiry directly by using  the  link  here

Samples of his strategic marketing work in different markets can be viewed in the links below.

 Bill Doggett's powerful independently owned Performing Arts Archive does not receive large institutional or foundation underwriting like museums that you have been reading about 



May 12, 2016 Indiana University,Bloomington  Opening Day ARSC Conference

An Imitation of Life
An Introduction to The Bill Doggett Performing Arts Archive

Coon Song in Doggett Sound Archive: MOONLIGHT in Jungle Lans1900 Black Composer Bob COLE: Sambo and Dinah Musical Song1870s-80s Black composer, JAMES BLAND's slavery nostalgic song

Bill  Doggett is a business and social entrepreneur passionate about Arts advocacy for communities of color.

Beginning in 2012, Doggett worked with renowned composer, Anthony Davis, gifted emerging Black/Scottish composer, Richard Thompson through 2014 and Harlem's Abbyssinian Baptist Church former Music Director, composer, Roy Jennings during 2015.

Doggett has also provided consultation to new generation composers profiled on his Contemporary Black Composers Resource 

Doggett's Black Composers Resource is unique on the web: it is the only web based destination showcasing  50+ music samples contextualized by genres, by historical contextualization and also providing composer biographical resources.  The three portals of The Black Composers Resource are supported widely by the Composers represented as a critical destination for their individual and collective voices.

  The Composers:  Anthony Davis, Alvin Singleton, Olly Wilson, Adolphus Hailstork, Roy Jennings, Tania Leon, Valerie Capers, Joel Thompson,
 T.J. Anderson,Trevor Weston, Dominque Le Gendre, Jonathan Bailey Holland,  Shawn Okpebholo, Jeffrey Mumford, TonyTixier, Renee Baker, Bill Banfield, John Wineglass, Kerwin Young, Billy Childs, Kevin Scott, James Newton,Alicia Hall Moran, Julius Williams,Richard Thompson

  Read and Listen 


ICAMus, The International Center for American Music presents

Bill Doggett Productions' short documentary educational film that honored  the 150th anniversary Dec 6th 2015 of Congress' ratification of The 13th Amendment that outlawed SLAVERY. 

Emancipation Proclamation:The Journey To Freedom: The Civil War@150 Years

The soundtrack is a showcase of the power of  Negro spirituals 
 in classic settings by Moses Hogan and dynamic new settings by
Shawn E Okpebholo. 

The visual filmography is stunning and engaging. 
The Director of Photography is multi media filmographer, 

Part 1 (0:01-8:32) of the film is a great showcase of the many rare premiere recordings of Negro Spirituals in my archive and classic settings of Negro Spirituals by Moses Hogan with soprano Barbara Hendricks. 

Part 2  (8:33-15:25) showcases a sample of the rare Abolitionist and Civil War newspapers in my Archive accompanied by dynamic new settings of two Spirituals by the contemporary American composer, Shawn Okpebholo performed by baritone, Will Liverman.     

 Emancipation Proclamation: San Francisco and African American Concert Singers: In Paradisum 1880-2000  

Published in The Argonaut , the Journal of The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society

This excellent 16 page  Feature work  filled with rare archival material is available in its digital and hard copy formats     
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Rave Review of  Journal Feature by former San Francisco Opera Chorus member, Ken Malucelli

    " I am continually impressed by the excellent feature articles in The Argonaut, the quarterly published by the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society, but Bill Doggett’s outstanding piece on African American concert and opera artists struck so close to home, I had to comment.

     Being a native San Franciscan growing up in the Excelsior district during the ‘40s-‘50s, I also had the privilege of being one of the first members of the San Francisco Boys Chorus, right off the bat an ethnically diverse group.  In addition, my Italian father and his brothers owned and operated a grocery store in the heart of the then-predominately-black Fillmore district.  And last, I was a Professional Chorister with San Francisco Opera from 1972-1989, and became friendlly with several singers mentioned in Mr. Doggett’s article. 
     The photos of Leontyne Price reminded me of being on stage with her during one of her last performances of Aïda; the photo of Leona Mitchell brought to mind her lovely Micaela (Carmen) and Liù (Turandot), and the mention of Reri Grist reminded me of the photo I have of her and me posing in costume (Manon, 1981) for a magazine article.

     Bill Doggett’s piece should be reprinted in SF Opera’s season programs as well as in other arts magazines and publications.  It is a vital link to the histories, both political and cultural, of African American artists."

Celebrating History
Bill Doggett Productions,As Exhibitions Curator/Archivist was featured for the second year in a row in The 5th Annual San Francisco History Expo- February 28-March 1st 2015 at the historic 1906 Earthquake surviving Old Mint.    
The 2015 Expo celebrated The Centennial of the 1915 San Francisco Pan Pacific International Exposition that announced the rebirth of the city after The Great 1906 Earthquake      View the Slide Show


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