We started our festival season on June 3 headlining at the Jazz In The Park festival in Birmingham, AL. This was our second year in a row performing at this wonderful festival. The crowd was large and enthusiastic. Thank you Birmingham!
Our new album, Trippin', will be released on June 29! 10 new songs written by Robert - vocals and instrumentals, diverse and full of energy - plus our signature "reimagining" of an all-time iconic hit by The Who, "I Can't Explain".
The advance reviews of the album have been stellar. Jonathan Widran called Trippin' a "truly amazing album" with a "massive, bold and adventurous rock-soul-jazz fusion vibe." Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck gave the album his highest 5 star rating, adding: "Trippin' has musicianship beyond reproach." And Skope Mag called the CD "timeless and tasteful...an epic journey".
A 3-song bundle from the album was released on June 1 to Spotify and other outlets. A video of our version of "I Can't Explain" will be released shortly on YouTube.
Many thanks to The MacWire for this terrific review of our May 11 performance at The Groove:
MILLER’S BREW — Robert Miller’s Project Grand Slam previewed a bit of their new album (out June 29) called Trippin’ this past Friday night during their monthly residency at the Greenwich Village club. Opening with their brilliant “Metro Shuffle,” the band quickly showed their expertise as they instantly settled into a spectacular rhythm. Their version of The Kink’s “You Really Got Me” is a stunner and “Lament” from the new album, featuring an alluring Ziarra Washington hit an immediate high point. “Lament” is a solid-gold winner in the smooth jazz-groove that this band hits so well, so often. Tristan Clark on guitar is sensational and Mario Castro on sax immediately envelopes you. Miller himself, no slouch on bass, is terrific as well. Their track “Gorilla” is definitely one of their standout hits as the crowd in the club immediately began rocking to it. On the new album, the company has re-imagined The Who’s “I Can’t Explain,” successfully continuing Miller’s delightful habit of taking a Brit-biscuit and giving it the PGS-treatment. Uncannily good and the crowd loved it.
A new track called “March of the Diplomats,” was received very well. It could be the track from the album. A terrific show. PGS-approved for sure.
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Our next performance is July 21 when we perform at the Rhythm & Rhymes Jazz Festival in Southfield, MI.
August is a big month for us, including our first two European festivals.
On Aug. 8/9 we will be headlining twice at the Silda Jazz Festival in Haugesund,Norway. We then travel to Serbia to perform at the Nisville Jazz Festival in Nis, Serbia on August 11. On Aug. 24 we will headline a concert at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, NJ followed on Aug. 26 by a performance at the Shoreline Jazz Festival in Muskegon, MI.
On Sept. 13 we will headline at the Jazz, Funk & Blues festival in Ridgefield, CT.