Since 1997, PHAZE II has been providing Smooth and Funky Jazz sounds on the local music scene in the Washington, DC area, by honing its craft of delivering quality music to their listeners. PHAZE II has embarked on a journey to show the world the many talents that this jazz band has to offer. Determined to broaden their vision, PHAZE II entered the 13th Annual Capital Jazz Festival 2005 Capital Jazz Challenge Competition. This competition was sponsored by Washington DC’s Smooth Jazz 105.9 and Baltimore, Maryland’s Smooth Jazz 104.3. The final competition consisted of 6 bands chosen from 600 competition entries. Phaze II was chosen the winners of the competition received a monetary contribution and had the opportunity to open the next day on the Capital Jazz Festival’s main stage. Phaze II also received a WAMA award for 2014 Fan Favorite. PHAZE II has since performed at the Capital Jazz Festival for the past seven years with other national acts at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. Phaze II has become a very sought after backup band and has worked for various national artists such as; Regina Belle, MeL’isa Morgan, El DeBarge, Frank McComb, Paul Taylor, Jackiem Joyner, Marcus Anderson, Ken Navarro, Althea Renee, Jeff Golub, BK Jackson, Cindy Bradley, Bob Baldwin, Shelby Brown, Tony Exum Jr, Frank McComb, Lynn Fiddmont, Kevin Whalum and Lin Roundtree just to name a few. Phaze II has recorded four CD's; Options, Backtalk, Live N Uncut and Live In Anaheim. Backtalk was liked so much that it was re-released in by Smoothjazz.com in 2016. Phaze II is set to release their fifth CD later on this year!