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Project Grand Slam

Project Grand Slam (PGS) was formed in 2007 by bassist/composer/leader Robert Miller. PGS's debut album, Play (Cakewalk Records 2008), was produced by the legendary Frank Filipetti (Grammy winner for Record of the Year for James Taylor's "Hourglass" CD) and featured the Top 20 radio hit “The Captain Of Her Heart” with internationally renowned guest vocalist Judie Tzuke. In addition, PGS and five of Robert's tunes from Play were featured in an episode of the hit NBC-TV series, “Lipstick Jungle”, starring Brooke Shields. Play received rave reviews and was nominated for seven Grammys. In Nov. 2011 PGS released our cover of the classic Hollies hit, “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother”. The song was dedicated by the band for the benefit of the victims of child abuse, relating to the Penn State University sexual abuse scandal. In July 2012 PGS released our second album, Spring Dance (Cakewalk Records 2012). The album featured five of Robert's new compositions, including the title track which was also was a Top 20 jazz radio hit, and the CD received rave reviews. In May 2014 Robert released "Twenty", a compilation CD containing 16 tunes that he wrote and recorded over the last twenty years mainly with PGS. At the same time Robert decided to re-form Project Grand Slam with a new lineup. The band now consists of the following young, talented musicians in addition to Robert on bass:

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The Queen's Carnival

Featuring the music of Project Grand Slam
Duration: 3:48

Robert Miller’s Project Grand Slam, the jazz rock fusion band led by the acclaimed bassist/composer, is excited to announce the release of their latest single and title track from their new album The Queen’s Carnival. An upbeat, fun tune, Miller describes the track as “a fiesta--a Latin celebration”. This music video for the track captures the sights of a Carnaval celebration, a perfect match for the scenes evoked by the song. “The Queen’s Carnival” is a song that will find its way into your soul and inspire you to get up, dance, and enjoy life.
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The Rescue

Featuring the music of Project Grand Slam
Duration: 4:33

"The Rescue” features Project Grand Slam exploring an infectious funk groove, but Miller says the song did not start off that way. “This was the final song that I wrote for the new album,” he notes. “I started off thinking about “Crossroads” by Cream, which is one of my all-time favorite live rock songs.” But as Miller and the band worked on the song it morphed into a kind of James Brown style funk meets jazz-rock fusion tune.
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Acclaimed Jazz-Rock Fusion Band Project Grand Slam To Release New Single "The Rescue” On July 1

Acclaimed Jazz-Rock Fusion Band Project Grand Slam To Release New Single "The Rescue” On July 1

Project Grand Slam, the acclaimed jazz-rock fusion band led by bassist/composer Robert Miller, will be releasing the first single from their upcoming full-length album, The Queen’s Carnival, on July 1. This single, “The Rescue”, draws from a variety of influences and highlights Miller’s unique approach to blending jazz and rock into a totally new sound. While ...

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Spring Dance

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2012

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Track of the Day

Flat Busted

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2012
Duration: 2:28

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It’s Another Contemporary Jazz Home Run For Project Grand Slam With The Joyfully Melodic And Grooving "Spring Dance"

It’s Another Contemporary Jazz Home Run For Project Grand Slam With The Joyfully Melodic And Grooving "Spring Dance"

Los Angeles, CA: When is the last time a jazz ensemble named after the nefarious scheme of a James Bond villain packed such a solidly melodic and grooving punch? Project Grand Slam, named by leader Robert Miller as a play on “Goldfinger”’s plan to steal all the gold from Fort Knox, is probably the first—and he ...

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Project Grand Slam Releases New Cover Of The Hollies Hit, “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” To Benefit Victims Of Child Abuse

Project Grand Slam Releases New Cover Of The Hollies Hit, “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” To Benefit Victims Of Child Abuse

New York, NY: Project Grand Slam (PGS), the contemporary electric jazz group, has today released their version of the classic Hollies hit, “He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother," with Special Guest Vocals by Joye Hennessey. The song is dedicated to the victims of child abuse, relating to the Penn State sexual abuse scandal. Like millions of ...

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Ode to Jerry

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Label: Cakewalk Records
Released: 0
Duration: 03:10

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Project Grand Slam Hits It out of the Park with "Play"

Project Grand Slam Hits It out of the Park with "Play"

Project Grand Slam promises to hit plenty of homeruns with the November 4 release of their debut album, Play. With five of its thirteen tracks and the band having already been prominently featured on the hit NBC Series “Lipstick Jungle,” the eclectic contemporary jazz band is savoring the fruits of early success. But there’s plenty more ...


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