Winner of OffBeat Magazine’s Best of the Beat Award for Best Piano/Keyboardist

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Like Dr. John, Art Neville and Allen Toussaint, John Papa Gros is a proud New Orleanian who carries on the tradition of New Orleans music, both honoring its past and helping to shape its future.

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Where The New Energy Is Found

The way I was taught from George Porter Jr. from the Meters when I was with his band is you start a song, and all of a sudden doors can always open and give you opportunities to go see what’s in another room, investigate what’s over here, investigate what’s over...

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Her Love Can’t Be Denied

On the song "Her Love Can't Be Denied,” Brian Stoltz layered four different guitar tracks to create a lush bed to support the lyrics. You can't really hear them all but they're there. It was a joy to watch the master work his craft. --- Download the...

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Mia Borders

"I was initially afraid to ask John to play with me because I was so intimidated. He's a legend and I've always admired him. I finally asked and he agreed so amiably that I was mad at myself for not asking sooner. He brings such professionalism to the shows and his...

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New Dates added

2018 has been quite the ride.  It started with a tour of Florida, then a week with Little Feat in Jamaica, next a tour of Texas, then immediately my 3rd Annual Carnival Kickoff Show at Tipitina's which I went straight to Japan to perform with June Yamagishi, KenKen...

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Post-JazzFest Eastcoast Tour

If JazzFest wasn't enough, I'm hitting the road immediately after JazzFest with some great shows lined up. We are doing three shows in support of The New Mastersounds as well as some great headline and festival shows! The band I have for this tour is something to see:...

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