John “Papa” Gros

Band leader of Papa Grows Funk who played every Monday from 2001- 2013

Hammond B3 keyboardist and vocalist and french horn player, John “Papa” Gros, is best known as the band leader of Papa Grows Funk. Since the band disbanded in 2013, Gros has joined and led a variety of musical projects.

In January 2011, John was awarded OffBeat magazine’s 2011 Best of the Beat Award for Best in Piano / Keyboards. In April 2011, John helped organize Jammin’ for Japan, a Benefit Concert to help the victims of the Japanese earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters of 2011. His efforts helped raise $56,000 for the NOLA Japan Quake Fund.

Offbeat article about John post Papa Gros Funk

NOLA.com article about the disbanding of Papa Gros Funk

Upcoming Shows for John “Papa” Gros at the Maple Leaf Bar

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