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Jazz 28/07/2016

Acclaimed Jazz-Fusion Group Project Grand Slam To Release Highly Anticipated New Album "The Queen's Carnival" On August 19, 2016

Acclaimed Jazz-Fusion Group Project Grand Slam To Release Highly Anticipated New Album "The Queen's Carnival" On August 19, 2016

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Project Grand Slam, the acclaimed jazz-rock fusion band led by bassist/composer Robert Miller, is excited to announce the second single from their upcoming full-length album, The Queen's Carnival. This single, "You Really Got Me", is a fresh take on The Kinks' classic, and features vocals by noted singer Lucy Woodward. The Queen's Carnival will be available for pre-order starting July 29, and as the featured track, "You Really Got Me" will be available instantly for all who pre-order the full album. This brand new album, which also features recent 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. The Queen's Carnival will be released on August 19 via CEN/RED Distribution, a division of Sony Music.

Following the successful 2015 release of their third album, "Made in New York", which featured the hit songs "New York City Groove" and "Fire", Robert's highly acclaimed reimagined cover of Jimi Hendrix's classic, Project Grand Slam returns with "The Queen's Carnival". This exciting and fresh take on jazz-rock fusion (Miller calls "The Queen's Carnival" a post-fusion record) features eleven tracks, including nine original songs by Robert and both vocal and instrumental versions of the Kinks' classic, "You Really Got Me." This continues Project Grand Slam's tradition of reinventing popular classic rock songs as jazz-rock fusion and featuring vocal and instrumental versions of the cover track. "I think that people can relate to covers of popular songs, and it's very cool to try and reimagine them in a way that is both true to the original but which takes the song to a whole other level", says Robert. Project Grand Slam will appear with Lucy Woodward at Tin Angel in Philadelphia on August 11, a performance that will no doubt be highlighted by "You Really Got Me".

About Robert Miller and Project Grand Slam:
"I became a bass player when I was 16. I was playing in a "band" with friends. We all had acoustic guitars that we were learning to play and that we made into electric guitars by taping the microphone from a small reel-to-reel tape recorder onto the guitar so it would be amplified. We bought Beatles sheet music and noticed that there was a line on the bottom for the bass clef. I already played the trumpet so I knew the treble clef while my buddies were struggling to learn it. So I volunteered to learn the bass clef. My entire musical career evolved from that!"

From that moment on ROBERT MILLER became immersed in the music and began the steps that would evolve into his current endeavor Project Grand Slam.

Robert originally formed the band in 2007. Project Grand Slamʼs first two celebrated CDs, Play (2008) and Spring Dance (2012), had two top radio singles - "The Captain Of Her Heart" (feat. Judie Tzuke on vocals) from Play, and "Catch You Later" from Spring Dance. The band also had a featured role in the hit NBC-TV series Lipstick Jungle starring Brooke Shields and Kim Raver, with five of the bandʼs tunes featured in the soundtrack.

In May 2016 the band opened for 4-time Grammy Award nominee Boney James at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in NJ. The band was also recently a featured performer at the Kirby Center For The Performing Arts in PA. Project Grand Slam continues to play at clubs in NYC including a monthly residency at The Groove.

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