We’re pleased to announce that our new “live” CD, “Greetings From Serbia”, has been released today and is available for listening and purchase on our Music page.
The CD features our performance last August at the Nisville Jazz Festival in Serbia where we performed before 10,000+ screaming fans. The atmosphere was electric and the band was hot! The critics agree!
“Greetings From Serbia is engaged listening on steroids… a postcard from beyond the realm of pop predictability…a massive achievement.” (IndieMusicReview)
“Greetings from Serbia is an exhibition in creative chemistry……Bold, beautiful and evocative… another huge win for Project Grand Slam and Robert Miller.” (TheMusic.Reviews)
“PGS’s brand of musical excellence translates across any border.” (Indiemusicreviews)
“This is music that celebrates life, creativity, and community…You can’t go wrong.” (IndieShark)
“Greetings from Serbia offers listeners an important aural reminder of where a band truly exists – on the stage.” (MusicExistence)
“An amazingly magnetizing piece of music.” (Skopemag)
“This record didn’t live up to any of my expectations – it exceeded them by a healthy mile or so.” (Mobangeles)
“So many high points…this record is exactly what 2019 needs to get off on the right foot.” (IndiePulseMusic)
“Stands out as a watershed record.” (TheIndieSource)
“Project Grand Slam is life affirming, celebratory, and Greetings from Serbia will begin the band’s 2019 on quite a high point.” (GashouseRadio)
“Stimulates your soul.” (NeuFutur)
“A magnificent profile of the Miller-fronted vehicle’s unique sound.” (Vents Magazine)
“Chronicles Project Grand Slam’s creativity in a manner befitting their stellar reputation.” (Too Much Love Magazine)
“Gets an inspired reaction with every listen it’s afforded.” (IndieBandGuru)
“Project Grand Slam’s greatest work yet…Solidifies PGS as perhaps the most endearing and evocative band in all of contemporary fusion.” (Independent Music and Arts)
Our final performance of 2018 was on Dec. 20th at The Loft at City Winery in NYC. Check out photos in our Photos page. Here is an excerpt of The MacWire’s review.
“MILLER TIME AT NYC’S LOFT — I’ve seen Robert Miller’s Project Grand Slam a number of times, but last week’s show at The Loft at City Winery was unquestionably the best. The ensemble has jelled to just a deliciously good degree and lead singer Ziarra Washington’s vocals were better than ever. The band covered material from all of their albums, including a riveting “Gorilla,” the beautiful “Lament” and the rollicking “The Queen’s Carnival.”
Also, Miller’s reimagined cover versions – always chosen with exquisite care - were sensational: ”I Can’t Explain” from The Who and “Free” from Phish; which was phenomenally stirring this night. There was also a great surprise: Dobie Gray’s 1964 song “The In Crowd,” which Washington nailed perfectly with her vocal. What a great choice; another winner from Miller.
Miller and company ruled the jazz charts this summer as their last release, Trippin’, ascended to the #1 spot on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart. Heady times indeed. This was just an astounding show against an SRO house. Bravo!”
Our team is busy lining up gigs for 2019. Check back shortly.
The Improper has named “Trippin’” a Best Of 2018 album!
“TRIPPIN’: Robert Miller’s Project Grand Slam, which hit the #1 Jazz contemporary charts over the summer per Billboard, has brilliantly fused an amalgam of jazz with rock. His cover of The Who’s 1965 hit, “I Can’t Explain” (following his covers of songs by Cream and The Kinks), is wonderfully conceived. He evens mimics Townshend’s windmill guitar salute in the accompanying video.”
Trippin’ was released on June 30, 2018 to rave reviews. Listen here and check out the reviews in our Music page.