3-Day Jazz in January series culminates with a tribute to Aretha Franklin by Erica Falls

3-Day Jazz in January series features psychedelic soul, a tribute to Aretha and more

Jazz in January returns for its fifth year at Christ Episcopal Church Covington on January 24-26. This three-day music festival is a celebration of the burgeoning Americana music scene in Louisiana, culminating with a tribute to musical legend Aretha Franklin. The festival honors the role music plays in bringing people together, particularly through jazz music: “Jazz in particular, with its roots in spirituals and gospel music, is a complement to worship that transcends culture and style.” says founder Rev. Bill Miller.

There will be feature performances on Friday, January 24 by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Shannon McNally and The New Orleans Catahoulas. Performances on Saturday, January 25 are by psychedelic soul band Kalu and the Electric Joint and rock-and-roll Americana band Birds of Chicago. Soul Singer Erica Falls will commemorate Aretha Franklin at the Jazz Masses on Sunday, January 26.

Performance schedule is as follows: 


Shannon McNally, followed by the New Orleans Catahoulas

Friday, January 24

7:00 pm

Christ Episcopal Church


Kalu and the Electric Joint and Birds of Chicago

Saturday, January 25

7:00 pm

Christ Episcopal Church


Erica Falls tribute to Aretha Franklin

Sunday, January 26

9:00 am and 11:30 am

Christ Episcopal Church


Ticket price for the evening concerts is $40 in advance and $50 at the door. The Sunday masses are free. Tickets for the evening performances are on sale on Christ Episcopal Church’s website or at the church administration building, located at 120 S. New Hampshire St. near downtown Covington.