What does it mean to be a Southernite?
To be a Southernite, one must keep the sacrifices of our founders and predecessors engraved in our minds.
John Gray is a musician & educator born and raised in Baton Rouge. He is a graduate of McKinley Sr High School, and an Alumnus of Southern University where he attained his Associate of Arts Degree in Jazz Studies & Louisiana Ethnic Music (2001), as well as his Bachelors Degree in Music Performance (2005).
As a performing artist, Gray leads two of his own bands, The JGray Jazz Trio, and The Soul Jukeboxx. He is a long time member of The Michael Foster Project, and is also a member of Delfeayo Marsalis’ Uptown Jazz