BROTHER JOSCEPHUS AND THE LOVE REVOLUTION
Brooklyn-based Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution bring their foot-stomping gumbo of roots rock, old school soul, New Orleans funk and feel-good secular gospel to the Jersey shore in a return visit to the Exit Zero Jazz Festival. Led by acoustic guitarist-singer and animated frontman Brother Joscephus (aka David Mendelsohn) and his eccentric cohort, keyboardist-conductor The Right Reverend Dean Dawg (aka Dean Fransen), the Love Revolution delivers with revival meeting zeal and a love-infused concept in their one-of-a-kind high-energy show. Come join the BroJo Nation!
This eclectic bunch might second-line to the stage with a brass band version of Herbie Hancock’s “Chameleon,” and once they hit the bandstand the party begins. From funky throwdowns like “Shine On” to a cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s hoodoo classic “Born on the Bayou” to the N’awlins anthem “Bon Temps Roulez,” the sanctified “A Child Shall Lead” and a truly wonderful rendition of “When the Saints Go Marching In,” this theatrical ensemble never fails to put the ‘fun’ in funk and keep bodies moving on the dance floor.