Robert Miller’s Project Grand Slam: Brand New Album ‘The PGS Experience’ Out Now!
‘The PGS Experience’, the Brand New Album By Project Grand Slam – Jazz Rock Fusion with a twist of Classic Rock & Latin! The brainchild of acclaimed bassist/composer Robert Miller, Project Grand Slam is a Jazz Rock Fusion band with a twist of Classic Rock and Latin, which has earned over one million video views while defying genres, languages and geographic boundaries.
Gashouse Radio says: “Robert Miller's Project Grand Slam deserves mentioning as among the best musical acts produced by American culture in the last quarter century!”
PGS has cultivated a fervent, worldwide fan base fueled in large part by the Latin/Caribbean-infused title track from the band’s 4th studio album, ‘The Queen's Carnival’ (2016). No Depression praised the album as “a uniquely affecting work…impossibly memorable!”
With influences as diverse as Jimi Hendrix, The Kinks, Afro-Cuban rhythms and Celtic folk, Robert has delivered a sound like no other.
In fact, one of Robert Miller's musical signatures is to take Classic Rock songs such as Jimi Hendrix's ‘Fire’ and The Kinks’ ‘You Really Got Me’, and to completely re-imagine them.
Project Grand Slam has shared the stage with such artists as Mindi Abair, Boney James, YES and Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots), and performed at numerous major venues. In the coming months PGS will be opening for Blues Traveler and again for Boney James.
The band’s brand new fifth album, ‘The PGS Experience’ – available now – features 2x GRAMMY® Nominated saxophonist Mindi Abair on two tracks.
The CD consists of five new studio cuts (three new tunes written by Robert, plus two new PGS-style covers arranged by Robert of songs by Cream and Phish), plus four dynamic and powerful live concert tracks of some of the band's best known songs.
Robert says: “The new album represents the best of PGS between the studio and the live tracks. We continue to drive the line between Jazz and Rock like no other band.”
Robert Miller originally formed PGS in 2007. In 2009 the band and Robert also had a featured role in an episode of the hit NBC-TV series Lipstick Jungle starring Brooke Shields and Kim Raver, with five of the band’s tunes featured in the soundtrack and Robert having a speaking part.
PGS has had several top radio singles – ‘The Captain Of Her Heart’ (feat. Judie Tzuke on vocals) from ‘Play’ (2008), ‘Catch You Later’ and the title song from ‘Spring Dance’ (2012), ‘Fire’ and ‘New York City Groove’ (both feat. Kat Robichaud on vocals) from ‘Made In New York’ (2015), and ‘You Really Got Me’ (feat. Lucy Woodward on vocals) and the title track from ‘The Queen’s Carnival’ (2016).
Project Grand Slam will be performing at the following music festivals in 2017: Jamaica Ocho Rios International Jazz Festival, Jazz On The River Festival (MI), Highland Lakes Concert Series (NJ), and Magic City Smooth Jazz's Jazz In The Park Festival (AL).
Plus, Project Grand Slam have already secured invitations to perform at major European Summer Jazz Festivals for 2018.
Their unique blend of improvisation of Jazz, Rock & Latin is very exciting and the bands popularity among global music fans is testament to the groups massive appeal.
Robert says, “What I'm trying to achieve now with PGS is to combine the power and beat of rock with the improvisation of jazz in a new and exciting way that takes the music to a whole other level.”
Treat yourself to something very special… grab your copy of Project Grand Slam’s new album, ‘The PGS Experience’ – you’ll just love it as much as we do!
Watch the video: ‘You Really Got Me’
Watch the video: ‘New York City Groove’