WBGO Gallery Exhibition

WBGO 35th Anniversary Celebration Photography Exhibition by Bill May

On display April 15 - June 30, 2014

54 Park Place
Newark, NJ 07102

WBGO celebrates its 35th Anniversary with the photography of Bill May. Join WBGO for the gallery reception on Thursday, May 22, 6pm-8pm. Meet the artist, enjoy refreshments and hear live music by the Brandon McCune Duo.

Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald

This collection of May's work celebrates WBGO's history by featuring photographs from the station's early years. Subjects include WBGO hosts, Dorthaan Kirk (Newark's First Lady of Jazz who has worked at WBGO from the beginning) as well as many great artists such as James Moody, Nancy Wilson, Dave Brubeck, Dizzy Gillespie, Mulgrew Miller, Sarah Vaughn, Marian McPartland, Carmen McRae and more. The photos above are, clockwise from left: Bob Porter, Michael Bourne, Bill Cosby, Gary Walker & Rhonda Hamilton at A Tribute To George Wein, Carnegie Hall, 1991; Sarah Vaughan; B.B. King.

This exhibition showcases WBGO's role as a contributor to the jazz legacy of Newark, and highlights many of the artists integral to that legacy.

A portion of the proceeds from the purchase of exhibition photographs will benefit WBGO.


The WBGO Gallery is located at 54 Park Place in Newark, NJ. The WBGO Gallery is free and open to the public. WBGO is a wheelchair accessible facility.

You can also visit the gallery during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5PM.