Bill Doggett Productions -  Strategic Marketing,Diversity Inclusion,Lectures,Exhibitions



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History Interactions by Bill Doggett: 2016 Photo Essay

Bill Doggett is multifaceted.....

.......Some have called him a Renaissance man

His core specialization is  
marketing, community engagement and new audiences with focus on diversity inclusion and Arts advocacy in the Performing Arts.  

He also has a demonstrated history of leadership as an awarded Community health and wellness/ diversity inclusion project manager from a decade of work in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

To discover this aspect of Doggett's work, view 

With a Cum Laude degree from UCLA and early college years at Georgetown University, he has since presented scholarly lectures in Conferences and universities across the country. 

Bill  Doggett is the nephew and namesake of  1950s' legendary Rock n Roll  jazz organist, Bill Doggett.

The younger Bill Doggett was born into a music family with deep roots to Philadelphia performing arts history with connections to Marian Anderson, Roland Hayes and Mastbaum Conservatory 1936-40.

Bill Doggett is also 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.   This diversity includes communities of Color and those impacted by Incarceration. 

               #Roseanne Reboot                 #ArchieBunker   
                                Contemporary Media and Race collide......
Are  there roots in 
historical media and popular culture?

Roseanne Reboot Archie Bunker iconic 1970s Sitcom dealing with controversies in Race Relations








#BaltimoreFreddieGray: The Problem of Black Maleness &Race in Early Recorded Sound May 12th, 2018 was the conference closing presentation of the 52nd annual Conference of The Association For Recorded Sound Collections, Baltimore.
  
Three important unedited phone video clips

















































Brand new Podcast 
 Bill Doggett as Special Guest
Black Think Tank Blogtalk Radio with Dr. William Rogers
August 29 2018 
Listen beginning at 15:40 of 2 hour program 




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, http://www.loc.gov/jukebox/, the project launch is on hold due to fears associated with the rise of the Alt Right and Supremacy movements.


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

For 2018,  I have a new performance lecture  that addresses the legacies of The Civil War on Race and Technology in popular entertainment at the dawn of the 20th century.

The General Robert E Lee Performnace Art piece

This presentation opens at 3:44 with an 
original extended performance art 
which 
brings Robert E Lee back to life in
The Age of Black Lives Matter*

* this performance art sequence has been expanded


View the UC Davis Valente Lecture
 performance art sample below that has been
expanded....  since this filming
*Listen with Earpods*
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In the performance art showcases, January 24-February 24th 2018
 for San Francisco Public Library's
"More Than A Month Series", 
I created extended monologues of
General Robert E Lee, returned to life in The Age of
#Black Lives Matter talking about #Charlottesville
 and the response of a Black athlete talking
about #AnthemProtest


#Charlottesville Curriculum 2018



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. 

 He is also an award winning Exhibitions Curator-Archivist with a series of well received Exhibitions over the past 10 years in San Francisco.

Doggett's new business development, community and public affairs expertise is sourced from his first career 1985-2005 as a corporate business and entertainment photographer based in Los Angeles 

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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: Scenes from the 2013 World Premiere of  Lear on The 2nd Floor,
 A Chamber Opera starring Susan Narucki which I marketed across the country as rep for the composer



Strategic Marketing/Publicity
A World Premiere for The 2018 Bicentennial of Frederick Douglass 
June 3 2018

Targeted strategic marketing, social media publicity and post publicity 
in Performing Arts, Singer and History niches with the support of
Kenneth Morris, Great Great Great Grandson of 
Frederick Douglass

Social media marketing/publicity
Versions 1-3
"History arrives on Sunday....with Frederick Douglass'
"Frederick Douglass, a legacy brought to resounding life in Music"
"History undying.....A Legacy for Our Times....The Life of America's signature defender of Equity and Inclusion, Frederick Douglass"






















Kenneth Morris, the Great Great Great Grandson
of Frederick Douglass

Visit and learn about The 2018 One Million Abolitionists Project
A Project of The Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives
































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





























SAMPLES FROM DOGGETT'S SPECIALIZED HISTORICAL MEDIA ARCHIVE OF 
EARLY SOUND AND MEDIA FOCUSED ON THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN DEFINING RACE














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
















The World of Bill Doggett, Entertainment Industry and Corporate Photographer
1987-2000

The Black Oscars-Emmy Dinners

In Tribute to The 90th Oscars Ceremony March 4, 2018

I am honored to have been the hired specials photographer
1987-1999 
for these exclusive Black Hollywood private B.E.T co sponsored annual events.

This showcase is a sample of an upcoming book project 
of my iconic photography from my first career

View the dedicated Link


Eddie Murphy and Sidney Poitier
Iconic Images: Generations:ACTORS: Sidney Poitier, Denzel Washington  and DIRECTORS: Spike Lee with John Singleton

















Denzel Washington

















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 view more images from " History Interactions" visit

 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 2018
March 3-4th

A Tribute To Martin Luther King Jr 
On The Occasion of The 50th Anniversary of 
His Death April 4th 2018











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


















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














































MINSTRELSY, EARLY SOUND RECORDINGS,
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















 The World of Contemporary African American 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

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
This Resource showcasing three dynamic pages with over 75 music samples in  multiple music players titled Black Composers , Black Composers 2 and Commissioning Black Composers was conceived with expertly designed  programming and layout of genres of music, world premiere performances lent by composers.

To book Bill Doggett as Consultant for programming the extraordinary music, composer and curatorial recommendations, please use the Contact Us link 

VISIT THE RESOURCE

Breaking News=> Anthony Davis' 
The Central Park Five- A World Premiere
Long Beach Opera June 2019

Anthony Davis'
Darkest Light in The Heart- A World Premiere
2020 Spoleto Festival

Listen to highlights of Davis' iconic first opera: X, The Life and Times
of Malcolm X 

 

Breaking News: Announcing
  Jonathan Bailey Holland - 2018-19  Composer in Residence 
with The Cincinnati Symphony 


=>Breaking News: April 2018
First Place Winner: The American Prize in Choral Music
Joel Thompson's
The Seven Last Words of The Unarmed



















The American Civil War, Slavery and The 13th Amendment
 A Tribute &Meditation @150 Years 1865-2015



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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