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.


The music was a really important part of our wedding day and we needed a DJ that understood the mood we wanted for each portion of the day—ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner and dancing. We couldn’t have been more pleased with Fig Media! Brent was amazing throughout the planning process and made us feel confident that he understood what would make the day truly special for us. His attention to detail was also much appreciated. Our DJ, Alvin, nailed every portion of the day perfectly. We were thrilled that he had our guests on the dance floor until the last song ended! Fig exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend them.
— Pam S. (2017)
We loved using FIG as our DJ and photographer for our St. Paddy’s Day wedding! They were easy to get in contact with during the planning and really understood what we were going for. We recieved SOOO many compliments on Alvin’s DJ skills and he kept the dance floor going all night (It was a bit crazy!) He even pulled through for the last minute requests. We will never forget the music and our guests both from the US and Ireland all enjoyed the night...we can’t thank FIG enough for making our day easy and stress free and helping us make memories we won’t forget with our family and friends!
— Annie M. (2017)
We used Fig Media for our April 2016 wedding and had Alvin as our DJ. Best decision we made hands-down. easy to work with - responsive communication - affordable prices - Alvin perfectly arranged our wedding music, cocktail hour music and then reception music. He created an amazing scene that melded “Southern Hip Hop” and “Top 40s” and we had an amazing dance party! Thank you!
— Antoinette N.
We used Alvin Black III from Fig Media for our downtown Chicago wedding. We had about 200 people attend and Alvin kept the party going until the very last song of the night. He helped set-up our outdoor ceremony and a singer we had for the reception. I wasn’t particular about songs for the ceremony, and Alvin made great recommendations and it was perfect. I would recommend Alvin and Fig Media to family and friends.
— Erin F.
Alvin Black III...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.
Thank you thank you for all your help on Saturday! The music was spot on!! We all woke up with sore legs… a good sign for a wedding ; ) 

From the dinner music to the party music it was perfect—very us! We received so many compliments about your DJ skills! Our friends kept saying they had never been to a wedding where the music was consistently awesome! 

Thank you so much for everything!!
— Lauren + Mark
The music was PERFECT! All the cues were spot on, and you 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, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! It was also awesome to have Jenna and Matt there, so now we’ve both been able to experience your DJ skills as guests and as married couples!
— Denise + Paul