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

 Happy Holidays from Bill Doggett Productions






Bill Doggett is a multifaceted  Performing Arts strategic marketing/ niche specialist, Artist-Composer Relations publicist, archivist/ exhibitions curator, historian, scholarly lecturer and author. 

He is the nephew and namesake of the renown Philadelphia jazz pianist/organist and arranger, Bill Doggett associated with The Dawn of Rock n Roll instrumental hit Gold Record Honky Tonk Parts 1/2  and other 'sock hop/juke box' hits of the late 1950s.

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

The Arts- in performance and history- provide a critical agency of opportunity to create dialogue on a journey  to nourish.....to heal....to transform lives.

Doggett is distinguished  in presenting Performing Arts history in historical contextualization linked to current day topics which transforms his topic to create powerful opportunities  for inter generational dialogue within and across communities.

Doggett has 25 years experience  in consultative inside and outside sales, Arts organization Board of Director, Administration and Artists and Composer Relations interface skills allowing him to excel as a hybrid of marketing agent and publicist for composers and musicians of Color.
 
Beginning in 2012, Doggett worked with renown composer, Anthony Davis and gifted emerging Black/Scottish composer, Richard Thompson. He has also provided consultation to new generation composers profiled on his Contemporary Black Composers Resource blog resource http://www.billdoggettproductions.com/Black-Composers.html

As a consultant for Composers and musicians, Doggett offers these services

  • Retainer based artistic and professional consultation based on your niche specific market experience and trends in research and community feedback
  • Repertoire and programming consultation.  I have a deep expertise in programming repertoire that will assist your market appeal with an inter generational flavor
  • A short term business plan tailored to your market niche
  • Sales and promotion-real time, Social media and content rich marketing campaigns for project specific events and launches
  • SummaryI offer artistic consultation, repertoire packaging and management and direct sales branding campaigns to enlarge your audience and market share
 

Regarding the featured music: Anthony Davis X, The Life and Times of Malcolm X, An Opera in Three Acts premiered in 1986 at New York City Opera

Representing Mr Davis during 2013, I continue to be blown away by the critical brilliance and clairvoyance of X for 2014-15.

No other work of theatre and opera written in the past 50 years about the African American experience is as searingly relevant and poignant for TODAY  

With brilliant and provocative libretto by Thulani Davis, X calls out for a critical revival and a long overdue appreciation of its sheer  and total brilliance.   

Musically, both the vocal and orchestral writing are extraordinary in their innovative and blended use of  block scoring and rhythmic overlay that references iconic Ellington, Monk/Third Stream Jazz innovation.  Davis uses rhythmic overlaying as a leitmotif affect that is unique.  The duets and ensemble writing bespeak modern day iconic Mozart or Verdi ensemble writing for the voice.   

 X is a deeply impactful major work of the theatre, opera and concert stage.

X, The Life and Times of Malcolm X  is larger than the sum of its historic individual parts which reference 1929-65. 

X is The Story of Ferguson 2014

That Davis' X written in the middle 1980s and premiered in 1986  showcases not only the clairvoyance of Malcolm X for the late 1960s-mid 1970s but also for The Black Experience of 2014 vis a vis issues of 2014 Voting Rights and Social Justice... is stunning....

Listen to the words and the music.... and see if you agree


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