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’s musical signatures is to take Classic Rock songs such as Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Fire’, The Kinks’ ‘You Really Got Me’, and Cream's "I'm So Glad", and to completely reimagine them.
The band has shared the stage with such artists as Mindi Adair (2x), Boney James (3x), YES, Blues Traveler and Scott Weiland (formerly of Stone Temple Pilots).
In 2017 PGS has performed at the four Music Festivals: Jamaica Ocho Rios International Jazz Festival, Jazz On The River Festival (MI), Summer Stage In Harlem Festival (NY), and Magic City Smooth Jazz's "Jazz In The Park" Festival (AL).
The band’s 5th and newest album, “The PGS Experience”, was released on June 30, 2017 and features 2x GRAMMY nominee saxophonist Mindi Abair on two tracks including "Fishin" and "Metro Shuffle", two of Robert's original compositions. The CD consists of five new studio cuts (three new tunes written by Robert and 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. Says Robert: “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.”
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"Hold on to your seats...this album exudes excitement!" (Smooth Jazz Magazine)
"Another gem full of electric energy from one of New York's jazz fusion jam-band treasures!"
(Geoff Wilbur's Music Blog)