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Electric bassist and founder/leader of Project Grand Slam
Robert Miller plays the electric bass and composes. Robert has two CDs as a leader to his credit: Child's Play, released in 1994 on Wildcat Records, and Prisoners of Love”, released in 1996 on 32 Records. He is also the founder/leader of Project Grand Slam, a contemporary jazz group which released its debut CD Play in 2008 and is currently working on its second release.
Robert has played with the likes of Anton Fig, Randy Brecker, Jaki Byard, Sonny Stitt, Al Foster, Tim Ries and Jon Lucien, and gained an impressive reputation from appearing at all the major jazz clubs in the New York City area, including the Blue Note, Metronome and Birdland, as well as the jazz festival circuit, including The Telluride Jazz Festival, The San Bernadino Jazz Festival and the South Street Seaport Festival with his band, The Robert Miller Group. The Robert Miller Group appeared on programs with such artists as Bruce Hornsby, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Kenny Barron, War and Regina Carter.
Robert is also known for being the co-founder of 32 Records and its sister label 32 Jazz, an innovative record label that released Jazz For A Rainy Afternoon and the other Jazz For... recordings, in addition to recordings by The Jazz Passengers (featuring Debbie Harry and Elvis Costello), Pat Martino, Houston Person, David Fathead Newman, Mose Allison, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Eddie Harris, Kronos Quartet and compilations such as Hit Jazz and Party Jazz. In 1999, 32 Jazz simultaneously held the number 1-5 spots on the Billboard Jazz chart with its Jazz For... series, a first time feat in the music industry.
In 2007 Robert formed Project Grand Slam, whose debut album Play (Cakewalk Records) featured a cover of The Captain of Her Heart with guest vocalist Judie Tzuke, plus 11 other original tunes. Captain peaked at #20 on the Contemporary Jazz Radio chart. The group and five of its tracks was featured in a 2008 episode of NBC's Lipstick Jungle starring Brooke Shields, Kim Raver and Lindsey Price.
Project Grand Slam is currently recording its next CD, which should be released in early 2012. Stay tuned...