Dan Ouellette

Project Gram Slam’s Robert Miller Details Passion for Jazz, Rock Fusion

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.” “It’s all part of his desire to follow his “passion,” he says in a new interview. The way the electric bassist looks at it, jazz harking back to the ‘50s is stuck in a time capsule as far as the melodic compositional references being relevant to that time....

Dan Ouellette

Dan Ouellette is a leading voice in contemporary jazz journalism. He's a long-time music critic and journalist and author of The Volkswagen Bug Book: A Celebration of Beetle Culture; Ron Carter: Finding the Right Notes, and Bruce Lundvall: Playing by Ear. He has written for numerous publications including DownBeat, Billboard, Stereophile, The New Yorker, and Rolling Stone.