CD Release Party (Free!)

We’re having a CD Release Party next Tues, Aug, 16, at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2, 196 Allen St., NYC, to celebrate the upcoming release of our new album, “The Queen’s Carnival”.

We will perform a selection of songs from the album from 6:30pm-7:00pm, then mingle for drinks. Admission is free! Plus, all attendees will receive a free copy of the CD! Please RSVP to ali@creativeentertainmentnetwork.com.

ZEALnyc says the following about the event:

Bassist/composer/bandleader Robert Miller—and founder of the great label 32 Records—calls his scintillating jazz-meets-rock band Project Grand Slam a post-fusion ensemble in regards to the new album, The Queen’s Carnival, released on August 19th via CEN/RED Distribution, a division of Sony Music. Formed in 2007, Project Grand Slam has recorded three recordings previously, gaining traction on fusion radio, as openers for the likes of former Stone Temple Pilot front man Scott Weiland and smooth jazz star Boney James, and as quasi TV stars on the hit NBC series Lipstick Jungle starring Brooke Shields. The band is unique in that it features grooving originals as well as hip arrangements of standard pop tunes. Case in point on The Queen’s Carnival: the Kinks ’60s classic “You Really Got Me” that receives instrumental and vocals versions. (On the band’s last recording, they flamed into the Jimi Hendrix hit “Fire.”) The new album has nine Miller originals as well as the Kinks’ charged re-envisionings. “I think that people can relate to covers of popular songs,” Miller says. “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.” Good news is that if you miss the free Rockwood, Stage 2 show at 6:30, you’ll have more NYC opportunities to catch the Project Grand Slam in the near future. On October 6 Project Grand Slam will perform at the Manhattan Center, and in the meantime PGS continues its monthly residency at The Groove (Aug. 20, Sept. 23 and Oct. 6). Rock on with true fusion jam! —Dan Ouellette