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PHAZE II- JAZZIN' UP FOR US ON A FRIDAY

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Over the years, Washingtonians have been fortunate to witness with pride the extraordinary number of outstanding jazz groups that have sprung forth from our area. We have another bright star to get excited about, PHAZE II, “ Bob Jenkins, Smooth Jazz 105.9Since 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.Backtalk, the sophomore CD released in 2004, has unique style and versatile sounds that range from Latin Jazz to R&B. The rendition of the artist, Musiq Soul Child’s, Half Crazy, will surely put you in a melodious mood.Determined to broaden their vision, PHAZE II entered 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. The winner was awarded a monetary prize and had the opportunity to open the following day on the Capital Jazz Festival’s main stage. Thousands of Capital Jazz Fest fans endured the heat as they cheered for their favorite band. Anxiety fell upon the bands and the fans during this announcement:

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