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Project Grand Slam's Robert Miller Details Passion for Jazz, Rock Fusion

'The PGS Experience' Will Be Fifth Studio Album

Robert Miller is exploring the intersection of jazz and rock on his latest album ‘The PGS Experience.’ (Photo: disCompany )

Project Grand Slam founder and leader Robert Miller says the group’s fifth recording, The PGS Experience, will mesh “a heavier sound of rock ‘n’ roll and jazz to drive things right down the line.”

JAZZ

Robert Miller Swings for the Fences With Project Grand Slam (video)

Blends Rock, Jazz, Fusion for Unique Sound

New York native Robert Miller is living out his dream in Project Grand Slam, a band that combines jazz, rock and fusion into a unique sound. (Photo: Robert Miller)

New York native Robert Miller is the driving force behind Project Grand Slam, a band that combines jazz, rock and fusion into a unique sound. (Photo: Robert Miller)

Robert Miller played piano and trumpet growing up, but his first love was the bass. He studied under Jimmy Garrison, who played for John Coltrane and now leads Project Grand Slam, a rock, jazz and fusion band.

JAZZ

Bilal Finally Steps Out of the Wings With New Album 'A Love Surreal'

Genre-Busting Artist Fuses Varied Sounds

Bilal has taken the long road to building his career, but release his fourth studio album last year.

Bilal has taken the long road to building his career, but release his fourth studio album last year.

Bilal’s list of collaborators reads like most people’s playlists: The Roots, Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Erykah Badu, Common, John Legend, J Dilla, and Robert Glasper. But to get to this point in his career, it took a lot of waiting.

JAZZ

Michael Feinstein Brings Gershwins to Life in New Book, Performances

Reveals New Details About Their Lives, Music Careers

MichaelFeinstein-GershwinlMichael Feinstein, often called “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook,” has just released a book of his own, The Gershwins and Me. It celebrates his history with brothers Ira and George Gershwin and their music.

JAZZ

Renee Olstead Channels Slinky '50s in Stunning Retro Style (photos)

End of Television Series Capped by New Album, Tour

reneeolstead-frontJazz singer and actress Renee Olstead recreates the look of an early ’50s chanteuse in a stunning new photo shoot for Regard magazine. She talks about the end of her long-running television series, her new tour and a new EP due this month.

JAZZ

Dave Brubeck, a Titan of Jazz For Seven Decades, Dies at 91

Popularized Genre, Embraced by '50s Beat Generation

Dave Brubeck, a seminal figure in jazz, who popularized the musical form over seven decades, died suddenly today from a heart attack at his home in Norwalk, Conn. He was one day shy of his 92nd birthday.

JAZZ

John Coltrane, Jazz Classics Released In High Definition Audio

Digitally Remastered Albums Bring Back '60s Jazz Scene

Six classic jazz albums, featuring John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Horace Silver and Larry Young are being re-released by Blue Note/EMI in high definition audio, digitally remastered from their original analog master tapes.

JAZZ

Jazzy Renee Olstead in Hottest Photos Ever for New EP

Singer Set to Appear in Two New Films; More Music Coming?

Renee Olstead, the acting and singing phenom, who cut her first jazz record at 15, sizzles in new photos, at least new to the Internet, supposedly in advance of a new EP.

JAZZ

Esperanza Spalding Jazzes Up the Daily Show (watch!)

Singer Beat Out Justin Bieber for Best New Artist Grammy Last Year

Esperanza Spalding turned Jon Stewart’s Daily Show into a jazz club last night and belted out two songs from her new album Radio Music Society. Stewart doesn’t often do music, but when he does, it’s usually awesome.

JAZZ

Christina Aguilera Etta James Tribute Rattles Rafters (watch)

Christina Aguilera stole the show–make that funeral–for jazz icon Etta James, with a powerful rendition of James’ trademark song “At Last.” Aguilera couldn’t contain herself in more ways than one.

JAZZ

Etta James, Iconic Jazz Singer, Succumbs to Lukemia (video)

Etta James, whose signature style vaulted her to the top of her profession as a jazz singer, died today from a series of health complications after battling leukemia for months, her manager said today (Jan. 20). She was 73.

BLUES

Etta James Retires With Final Album, The Dreamer

Etta James, the quintessential rhythm & blues vocalist, is set to release her final studio album, The Dreamer, before retiring from recording after an inconic 50-year career, the star announced today.

JAZZ

Renee Olstead Gets Freaky With Snakes (photos!)

Renee Olstead had some free time on her hands on break from “Secret Life Of An American Teenager” and decided to get freaky with some snakes and an apple in a photo shoot with Sammi Doll and stylist Emily Hunter. She gives new meaning to the Biblical Eve.

JAZZ

Jazz Great, Civil Rights Activist Abbey Lincoln Dies

Abbey Lincoln, a jazz singer and songwriter known for her phrasing, emotion and uncompromising style, died Saturday in New York at age 80.

JAZZ

Sade Tops Album Chart with Soldier of Love (video)

sade aduIt seems the world just couldn’t wait for another Sade album. Her latest, Soldier of Love, has been proclaimed No. 1 around the world with over a half-million albums sold since its release. Take that Lady Gaga.