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.
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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.