“Sharing New Orleans with the world is my calling,” says pianist and organist John “Papa” Gros. “That’s what I have been doing and that’s what I’ll do with the rest of my life.”
For over three decades, Gros has brought his city’s celebratory culture to listeners around the globe. Gros mixes all the sounds of New Orleans – funk, trad jazz, brass band, blues – and makes it his own signature gumbo.
“John “Papa” Gros is a bedrock New Orleans artist, a keyboardist, singer and songwriter who draws on funk, rhythm & blues and Americana songcraft; he also knows his way around the Mardi Gras music repertoire about as well as anyone.” – Keith Spera, The Advocate, July 2017