Since leaving The Motet last year, Jans Ingber has been touring with his Funk Fellowship project, recruiting a rotating cast of musicians for funky dance parties at clubs around the country. Over the weekend, the collective made its way to Colorado for a night at Cervantes and a night at The Fox Theatre. The jams were plenty with a sensational crew of musicians, including Isaiah Sharkey (guitar), Sharay Reed (bass), Jarrod Lawson (vocals, keys), Jonathan Lee Stewart (saxophone), Alvin Ford Jr (drums), Steve Swatkins (keys), Kimberly Dawson (vocals), Ladamion Massey (vocals), Shane Endsley (trumpet), Scott Messersmith (percussion), and Will Trask (drums).On Saturday, young guitarist Jaden Carlson also joined the fun for a cover of “Layaway” by The Isley Brothers, keeping with the groove, laying down her impressive chops, and blowing the roof off Boulder’s Fox Theatre. There’s no denying the kid’s got talent, as she effortlessly fits in with the stage of masters for a 17+ minute jam. Luckily, someone was there to document the sit-in.Watch the full video below:Jans Ingber’s Funk Fellowship will make its way to the Brooklyn Bowl on January 21 with Rachael Price (vocals-Lake Street Dive), Jennifer Hartswick (trumpet/vocals-Trey Anastasio Band), Steveland Swatkins (keys-Allen Stone), Alwyn Robinson (drums-Leftover Salmon), Chris Chew (bass-The Word), Cochemea “Cheme” Gastelum (sax-Dap Kings), Scott Metzger (guitar-Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), and vocalist Akie Bermiss. More information here.
Considering Mexico’s diverse manufacturing base, Marquez said the government was interested in attracting a range of companies from across the globe.She said the government also would seek to speak with Apple and other US firms about relocating their supply chain to Mexico.Retelling a recent conversation with Lopez Obrador, Marquez said she pointed to the cellphone she was holding in her hand and said, “These phones don’t have to be produced in China, … there is an enormous opportunity to produce them” in Mexico.The government is looking to attract North American and European firms producing in China, Singapore and Vietnam.Marquez said the new trade deal came into force at a “critical” juncture for both the Mexican and the global economy and that it could help Latin America’s second-largest country recover from the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.Topics : “In steel we see the biggest opportunity,” Marquez, a Harvard-trained economist, told Reuters in an interview. “We want to show these companies the opportunities that open up with this increase in regional content requirements.”Marquez said the government of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has held talks with foreign steelmakers, including South Korea’s POSCO, Japan’s Nippon Steel Corp and Mitsubishi Corp and Ternium, about investing in Mexico to produce steel for the auto sector.She said there is a possibility foreign steelmakers could partner with or take a stake in Mexico’s Altos Hornos de Mexico. A spokesman said the Mexican company is not currently in talks.None of the other steelmakers immediately responded to requests for comment. Mexico has spoken to a host of foreign companies, particularly steelmakers, in an effort to lure business from Asia to capitalize on a new North American trade deal, Economy Minister Graciela Marquez said on Monday.The United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) took effect at the beginning of this month, replacing its quarter-century-old predecessor, as the coronavirus pandemic wallops the global economy and international trade.The new deal includes tougher content rules both for autos and steel and aluminum than when the North American Free Trade Agreement was launched in 1994.