Project Grand Slam (PGS) is the brainchild of acclaimed bassist/composer Robert Miller. PGS is a celebrated Jazz Rock Latin fusion band with a New York City groove.
The band’s forthcoming album, PGS 7, will be released on June 28, 2019. It’s the group’s 7th studio album and features 12 new songs written and arranged by Robert which continue the musical diversity that PGS is known for, and including Robert’s first three political protest/message songs – “Redemption Road”, “Get Out!” and “Tree Of Life”. Adding to his musical signature of taking Classic Rock songs from the 1960s and totally “reimagining” them in the PGS style, PGS 7 includes Robert’s stunning take on Dobie Gray’s 1965 hit, “The ‘In’ Crowd”.
Originally formed in 2007, the band’s most recent CD, Greetings From Serbia (2019), is their first live album and captures the band’s dazzling performance at the 2018 Nisville Jazz Festival before 10,000+ screaming fans. The group’s prior CD, Trippin’ (2018), hit #1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart and was named a “Best Of 2018”. PGS has earned over one million video views while defying genres, languages and geographic boundaries.
PGS has wowed audiences from Jazz to Rock, from Millennials to Baby Boomers, at festivals, performing arts centers and other major venues, headlining and performing alongside a number of major artists, including Blues Traveler, Edgar Winter, YES, Boney James and Mindi Abair, and has cultivated a fervent, worldwide fan base. In 2018 the band headlined at 7 major U.S. and International music festivals.
Robert writes and arranges all of the band’s material, including vocal and instrumental originals. As noted, one of his musical signatures is to take Classic Rock hits and “reimagine” them in PGS’s unique style. He’s done this with Jimi Hendrix’ “Fire”, The Kinks’ “You Really Got Me”, Cream’s “I’m So Glad”, The Who’s “I Can’t Explain”, and Phish’s “Free”.
PGS records on Cakewalk Records, distributed by The Orchard/Sony.