Electric bass player and bandleader, Gros Ngolle Pokossi, is a Cameroonian musician who has been playing music professionally and touring globally for over forty years. His group, Gros Pokossi & Band fuse Jazz, original and standards, with African grooves such as Mangabeu, Soukous, and Makossa creating a sumptuously rhythmic and virtuosic sound.
Gros specializes in jazz, funk and African music. His diverse abilities have allowed him to work with classic musicians such as Claude Chalhoub, Hip Hop and Pop musicians Nneka, Ayo, and Y’akoto, and Al Anderson from the original Bob Marley and the Wailers. He has played and toured with Roland Shannon Jackson, James Carter, Jef Lee Johnson, and Trilok Gurtu. He has lived in France and Germany and is a graduate from Los Angeles College of Music in 1999. He now resides in Chicago, IL. USA with his wife and new born son.