John Gros ’89 (piano), New Orleans, La., and his band, Papa Grows Funk, will go on indefinite hiatus in early summer. Over its 13 years, Papa Grows Funk has toured extensively (even as far as Japan) and recorded a total of five live and studio albums. The band’s most recent studio effort, Needle in the Groove, was released nationally in early 2012. Allen Toussaint produced several songs, and Better Than Ezra bassist Tom Drummond produced the remainder. In addition to future solo gigs, John will be playing with Dave Malone’s Raw Oyster Cult project.