Robert Miller’s Project Grand Slam, the celebrated Jazz Rock Fusion band led by acclaimed bassist/composer Robert Miller, is up for Grammy nominations in several categories for their highly acclaimed 6th album, Trippin’. The album was released in June 2018 and achieved the #1 spot on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz chart in August, remaining in the Top 10 through September.
Reviewers have raved about the album, saying:
“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)
Trippin’ (the album) has been submitted for Grammys for Album Of The Year, Jazz Vocal Album, Pop Vocal Album, Recording Package and Producer Of The Year, while Trippin’ (the song) has been submitted for Instrumental Composition. The songs “Lament” and “You Started Something” have each been submitted for Grammys for Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year, and “Lament” as well for Pop Duo/Group Performance.
Trippin’ is on Cakewalk Records distributed by SONY/The Orchard.
“Lament” has also garnered stellar reviews, including:
“Lament is a brooding and reflective jazz ballad from the mind of Robert Miller and executed under the most precise, glowing production of 2018.” (MobAngeles)
“Lament is one of the most infectious love songs I’ve heard in a long time.” (NoDepression)
Project Grand Slam took the world by storm in 2018. In addition to releasing Trippin’ the band headlined at seven domestic and international music festivals this year including their first two in Europe. Their compilation video from the Nisville Jazz Festival in Serbia has already been viewed 100,000 times on YouTube in the short time since its release.
PGS also performed in 2018 at a number of the major performance venues in the U.S. including The Ridgefield Playhouse (CT), Mayo Performing Arts Center (NJ), Count Basie Theater (NJ), and the Paramount Hudson Valley (NY), and has shared the stage with such artists as Edgar Winter, Boney James, Blues Traveler, Mindi Abair, and YES.
John Popper of Blues Traveler has said of the band’s live performance: “PGS is freakin’ awesome!”
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!”
Project Grand Slam is known for their dynamic live shows and signature fusion of Jazz, Rock, Latin and re-imagined Classic Rock covers. As a huge fan of Classic Rock, Robert likes to do reimagined versions of some of the genre’s best-known songs but with the twist of using a female vocalist. This style has quickly become a fan favorite and a hallmark of the band, including Jimi Hendrix’s “Fire”, The Kinks’ “You Really Got Me”, and Cream’s “I’m So Glad”.
Trippin’ continued this trend by including PGS’s remarkable version of The Who’s iconic “I Can’t Explain”. This track is also up for Grammy consideration as Best Rock Performance.
Robert says:“I think that the band has blazed a totally unique path in today’s music, and I’m so pleased that our music has resonated with every audience that we’ve appeared before. A Grammy nomination would be the icing on the cake for PGS!”