Phaze II

Location: Washington, D.C., USA
Description: Phaze II is a six member contemporay jazz band. Our sound is a bit more funkier than your normal smooth jazz groove.
Biography: Since 1997, PHAZE II has been providing the Smooth Jazz sounds on the local
scene in Washington, DC by honing its craft of delivering quality music to its
fans. PHAZE II has embarked on a journey that shows the world the many
talents that the extraordinary members of the jazz band possess.
In 2001, PHAZE II released its first CD entitled, Options, which Smooth Jazz
105.9 radio personality, Al Santos, described as a very credible debut CD. The
Options CD embraced creativity, powerful producing, collaboration, and above
all, the musical gift that each band member provide to birth the original
sounds of PHAZE II. They followed up the “Options” CD in 2004 with their second project entitled “Backtalk”. Thought of by many as a very credible and better produced CD project!

Determined to broaden their vision, PHAZE II entered and won the 13th Annual Capital Jazz Festival 2005 Capital Jazz Challenge. This competition was sponsored by Washington DC’s Smooth Jazz 105.9 and Baltimore, Maryland’s Smooth Jazz 104.3. The final contest consisted of 6 bands chosen from 600 band entries across the country.

Phaze II was awarded a monetary prize and had the opportunity to open
the following day on the Capital Jazz Festival’s main stage.
PHAZE II gave a memorable performance at the 2006 Capital Jazz Festival
alongside other national acts at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia,
Maryland. This jazz ensemble has been fortunate to grace the stages of
Smooth Jazz artists such as Walter Beasely, Ken Navarro, Jimmy Sommers and
Jeff Golub just to name a few. This entire experience is an opportunity of a lifetime for all of the talented members of this band. Phaze II has just released their third project a live CD/DVD entitled “Live N Uncut”!


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