Papa Grows Funk

Mon May 8 2023

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Tipitina's

501 Napoleon Ave New Orleans, LA 70115

$30.00

Ages 18+

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Papa Grows Funk

  • Papa Grows Funk

    Papa Grows Funk

    Free Funk

    New Orleans has its fair share of musical ambassadors; but few are more rooted in the cracked sidewalks and crackling speakers of the Crescent City than John “Papa” Gros. Born and raised in the city, Papa Gros melds funk, rock, jazz, and blues to deliver a sound that is both innovative and unmistakably New Orleans. An award-winning and treasured pianist, organist, singer/songwriter, and band leader; Papa helms Papa Grows Funk, Papa Plays the Nite Tripper, and performs as a solo artist. 

    "...one of THE best, one of THE hottest and most important funky bands in New Orleans, we couldn't be prouder." -Quint Davis, producer of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 

    From 2000-2013, John “Papa” Gros led the iconic power funk quintet, Papa Grows Funk. The 
    embodiment of the laissez faire spirit of the Big Easy, the group’s no rehearsal/ no playlist ethos and what became a twelve-year-long Monday night residency at the Maple Leaf Bar quickly made the band the stuff of legend. 

    Fun, funky, unpredictable, and energetic, the group made Mardi Gras magic, wowed every year at Jazz Fest, and carried an international following as far afoot as Brazil and Japan. Their penchant for improvisation was a beloved hallmark of the group and fostered a near-rabid response from their loyal fans. 

    “The pinnacle moments were every time the five of us got onstage, the way that we connected musically,” Papa Gros says. “We could raise the roof on any given night on any stage anywhere in the world.” 

    The ensemble—Papa Gros on Hammond B3 and vocals, June Yamagishi on guitar, Jason Mingledorff on saxophone, Marc Pero on bass and “Jellybean” Alexander on drums—released six albums before disbanding following a sold-out farewell show at the famed Tipitina’s. 

    They were also the subject of the acclaimed 2017 documentary, Do U Want It, chronicling the spectacular ascent of the band. Despite its “indefinite hiatus” status, the quintet remains in constant demand for reunion shows. “Everywhere I play, people want to know when Papa Grows Funk will perform again,” says Gros.

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· Ages 18 and Up

· Must have valid Government-Issued ID -OR- Passport to enter

· All patrons are encouraged to stay up to date on current public health recommendations and be respectful of other attendees around them

· Tipitina's reserves the right to enforce any health policy standard as required or recommended by local/state guidelines, including refusal of entry to-, or removal of-, offending audience member(s) from the venue at any time

· No professional cameras or rigs (cameras with removable lenses)

· Purchaser must be present (with valid photo ID -OR- Passport) to claim Will Call Tickets

· View and manage your order online by following the link provided within the confirmation email sent upon purchase

· Online ticket sales will cease when doors open

· All sales are final



**Tipitina's Box Office is open Monday-Friday 10:00am-4:00pm**

Tipitina's Presents

Papa Grows Funk

Mon May 8 2023 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Tipitina's New Orleans LA
Papa Grows Funk

$30.00 Ages 18+

Papa Grows Funk

Papa Grows Funk

Free Funk

New Orleans has its fair share of musical ambassadors; but few are more rooted in the cracked sidewalks and crackling speakers of the Crescent City than John “Papa” Gros. Born and raised in the city, Papa Gros melds funk, rock, jazz, and blues to deliver a sound that is both innovative and unmistakably New Orleans. An award-winning and treasured pianist, organist, singer/songwriter, and band leader; Papa helms Papa Grows Funk, Papa Plays the Nite Tripper, and performs as a solo artist. 

"...one of THE best, one of THE hottest and most important funky bands in New Orleans, we couldn't be prouder." -Quint Davis, producer of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 

From 2000-2013, John “Papa” Gros led the iconic power funk quintet, Papa Grows Funk. The 
embodiment of the laissez faire spirit of the Big Easy, the group’s no rehearsal/ no playlist ethos and what became a twelve-year-long Monday night residency at the Maple Leaf Bar quickly made the band the stuff of legend. 

Fun, funky, unpredictable, and energetic, the group made Mardi Gras magic, wowed every year at Jazz Fest, and carried an international following as far afoot as Brazil and Japan. Their penchant for improvisation was a beloved hallmark of the group and fostered a near-rabid response from their loyal fans. 

“The pinnacle moments were every time the five of us got onstage, the way that we connected musically,” Papa Gros says. “We could raise the roof on any given night on any stage anywhere in the world.” 

The ensemble—Papa Gros on Hammond B3 and vocals, June Yamagishi on guitar, Jason Mingledorff on saxophone, Marc Pero on bass and “Jellybean” Alexander on drums—released six albums before disbanding following a sold-out farewell show at the famed Tipitina’s. 

They were also the subject of the acclaimed 2017 documentary, Do U Want It, chronicling the spectacular ascent of the band. Despite its “indefinite hiatus” status, the quintet remains in constant demand for reunion shows. “Everywhere I play, people want to know when Papa Grows Funk will perform again,” says Gros.

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Ages 18+
limit 4 per person
General Admission
$30.00

Delivery Method

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Will Call

Terms & Conditions

This event is 18 and over. Any ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 18 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

****Tipitina's Ticket Disclaimer Below****

· Ages 18 and Up

· Must have valid Government-Issued ID -OR- Passport to enter

· All patrons are encouraged to stay up to date on current public health recommendations and be respectful of other attendees around them

· Tipitina's reserves the right to enforce any health policy standard as required or recommended by local/state guidelines, including refusal of entry to-, or removal of-, offending audience member(s) from the venue at any time

· No professional cameras or rigs (cameras with removable lenses)

· Purchaser must be present (with valid photo ID -OR- Passport) to claim Will Call Tickets

· View and manage your order online by following the link provided within the confirmation email sent upon purchase

· Online ticket sales will cease when doors open

· All sales are final



**Tipitina's Box Office is open Monday-Friday 10:00am-4:00pm**