Willingboro Township’s 39th Jazz Festival returns in-person for the first time since 2019.
The 39th Annual Willingboro Jazz Festival will be the first music festival hosted in Millcreek Park after two consecutive years of the event being held virtually. The festival will feature two-time Grammy Award-winning composer and music director Derrick Hodge, Grammy Award-winning artist Chrisette Michele, singer and songwriter Cory Henry, and a host of other performing artists.
“We’re incredibly thrilled for this year’s in-person return of the Willingboro Jazz Festival,” said Acting Recreation & Parks Director Dionne Bolden. “Hosting a virtual festival, the past two years was a little different for us; the atmosphere is incomparable when we’re enjoying music and fun in person, and that’s why we’re most excited to get back to the park this year.”
The Jazz Festival has a rich history in Willingboro Township, founded in the early 1980s by Saxophonist Billy Keil and Trumpeter Bill O’Donnell, who shared a vision of bringing their love of jazz music to the community stage in a style that had not yet been done before. Past headliners for the festival include singer and songwriter Al B. Sure, singer CeCe Peniston, and rapper Big Daddy Kane.