A special jazz photo exhibit will be on display at WBGO 88.3 FM’s studio in Newark as a prelude to the weeklong James Moody Jazz Festival, running from Oct. 15-21 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark.

The opening reception of the exhibit will be held Thursday, Oct. 11, at 6 p.m. at the WBGO, which is located at 54 Park Place in Newark, across the street from NJPAC. New Yorkers can easily travel to Newark by New Jersey Transit from New York Penn Station or by taking the PATH train to Newark Penn Station. WBGO is only a five- to seven-minute walk from Newark Penn Station. A shuttle bus is also available to take folks from Newark Penn Station to NJPAC.

Photographers featured in the exhibit include Bill May, Tony Graves, George Wirt and Risasi Dais, a frequent contributor to the AmNews.

Photos on display will include images of Amiri Baraka, Max Roach, James Moody, Wynton Marsalis, Roy Haynes, Jimmy and Tootie Heath, Sonny Rollins, Sarah Vaughn, Dizzy, Dianne Reeves, Cassandra Wilson, David Murray, Carrie Smith, Christian McBride, George Benson, T.S. Monk, Betty Carter, Count Basie, Woody Shaw, Roy Hargrove, Esperanza Spalding, Lou Donaldson and many others.

There will also be a live jazz performance at the reception along with a discussion with the photographers about their work. This exhibit will be on display at WBGO until Dec. 31.