Our new album, Trippin', was just released! 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 initial reviews of the album have been nothing short of stellar:
- "Trippin' promises to be one of the most talked about albums of 2018...I have no doubt that it's going to be the biggest jazz release of the latter half of the 2010s." (Skope Mag)
- "Trippin' is already garnering enough praise to make it a major contender in the race for album of the year...this is unquestionably the band to watch as we enter the 2020s" (TheIndieSource.com)
- "A truly amazing album" with a "massive, bold and adventurous rock-soul-jazz fusion vibe." (Jonathan Widran)
- "5/5 stars: 'Trippin' has musicianship beyond reproach." (Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck)
A video of our version of "I Can't Explain" was also just released. ("The best single that I've heard this year" - Skope Mag)
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! Oh by the way, the Promoter of the Festival told us afterwards "PGS were incredible!".
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. And we just added another gig on July 22 when we open again for the great Edgar Winter in Riverhead, L.I., NY.
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 free 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.