John Papa Gros

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

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An instrument of New Orleans music at it’s best. - Allen Toussaint

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Music that is distinctly New Orleans -

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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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    River’s on Fire release date is set.

    It's been a long time planning and I'm thrilled to announce that River's on Fire will finally be released on Friday, August 26th. We will celebrate the release at Tipitina's that night. River's on Fire consists of 11 original songs covering everything from a good time...

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    French Quarter Fest & JazzFest Dates and more ….

    3/19 LaRose, LA T-Bois Festival Anders Osborne 3/26 New Orleans, LA Tipitina's Raw Oyster Cult 4/3 Pompano Beach, FL CrawdeBauchery Festival John Papa Gros (1pm) & Raw Oyster Cult (6:30pm) 4/7 New Orleans, LA French Quarter Festival John Papa Gros (Main Stage 5:15pm)...

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    Going into the Studio …..

    I am excited to announce that I have begun recording the new John Papa Gros record at Dockside Studios in Maurice, LA. It will be released in the 1st quarter of 2016. For the last year I have been writing songs with my longtime friend, Mark Carson, have dug up some...

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    Where y’at!

    Where y'at? and welcome to the new website. This is ground zero for all the exciting news involving John Papa Gros, his new Band, show dates, concert videos, upcoming recording projects, and much more. Enjoy the sights & sounds and come back often because there are a...

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