Phaze II is a six piece Contemporary Jazz/Funk band from Washington, DC. Since 1997, PHAZE II has been providing the Smooth Jazz sounds on the local scene in Washington, DC by honing it's craft of delivering quality music to it's fans. PHAZE II has embarked on a journey that will show the world the many talents that this jazz band has. In 2001, PHAZE II released it's 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. In 2004, Phaze II released their second CD Backtalk. Backtalk shows the musical growth of this remarkable band. In 2005 Phaze II were chosen the winner's of the Capital Jazz Challenge Competition. This competition had over 600 entries from across the country and took place at the 13th Annual Capital Jazz Festival at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. Phaze II is committed to making good quality music for all it's listeners!