Quentin was born and raised in Pasadena, CA and moved to Detroit at an early age. His interest in music began as a toddler playing drums at age 3. Quickly finding his strong suit he began producing at age 10, singing & songwriting at 18 and professionally engineering at age 20. Sitting down with Quentin was really enjoyable by welcome me into his home and candidly taking us on his magical journey as an artist and a musician who plays drums. His stories from back in the days in Detroit to LA. This interview was recorded in Azusa Ca. 10/26/2013
Bassist Stan Gilbert born in 1938 in New York City, New York, Growing up in a classical family, his older sister Iris a classical pianist, his brother concert Violinist, and his brother in-law also a concert Violinist. Stan has played with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Long Beach Symphony and the San Diego Symphony Orchestras.
Stan has performed and/or recorded with: Cal Tjader, Freddie Hubbard,Lou Rawls, Nancy Wilson, Less McCann, Blue Mitchell, Philly Joe Jones, Donald B,yrd, Thelonious Monk,Teddy Edwards just to name a few.
Stan works perform in Japan with his duo. He was general manager of a jazz club in Akasaka Tokyo. Stan also reintroduce west coast USA jazz to Japan by producing, recording and performing on several successful Japanese record releases. Stan live in Japan and is home about twice a year.
I was able to catch up with him in his home in Long Beach. Setting down talking to him was great, and I know this well be the beginning of a great friendship. I was honored having a wonderful conversation with him. This interview was recorded in Long Beach, Ca. Nov 14, 2014
All songs are From Stan Gilbert CD entitled, Cheek to Cheek With Harvey Mason on drums, Llew Matthews on piano, except Linus And Lucy by Vince Guaraldi on piano, Stan Gilbert on bass, Carl Burnett on drums
Songs in order 1, French Spice "Freeform" 2, Return of the King "Caricatures" 3,6 M's "Royal Flush" 4, Hush "Groovin for Nat" 5, Places & Spaces "Flight Time"
Project Grand Slam is an acclaimed jazz rock fusion band, led by bassist/leader/composer Robert Miller, combining the power and beat of rock with the complexity and improvisation of jazz, with a jam band sensibility.
In November 2015 PGS opened for Scott Weiland (formerly of Stone Temple Pilots) at the Gramercy Theater in NYC. In May 2016 the band opened for 4-time Grammy Award nominee Boney James at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in NJ. In July the band was the featured performer at the Kirby Center For The Performing Arts in PA. In August PGS performed at the Tin Angel in Philadelphia and at Garcia’s at The Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY (following YES). In October the band will again open for Boney James at the Ridgefield Playhouse (CT). In November PGS will perform at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY, and in December the band will be the featured performer at the Highland Lakes Concert Series (NJ). Robert originally formed the band in 2007. PGS’s first two celebrated CDs, “Play” (2008) and “Spring Dance” (2012), had three top radio singles – “The Captain Of Her Heart” (feat. Judie Tzuke on vocals) from Play, and “Catch You Later” and “Spring Dance” 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 band’s tunes featured in the soundtrack.
Songs in Order 1 You really Got Me 2 Slap Shot 3 Lucky Seven 5 Gorilla 6 Queen's Carnival
All from the CD "Queen's Carnival" For More Information go to www.projectgrandslam.com
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