The Junior Varsity Jazz Band (Jazz Band II) is a beginning auditioned group of instrumental musicians who study, rehearse, and perform contemporary and traditional jazz music. Students will be able to play in a variety of genres such as swing, Latin, fusion, funk. Students will learn to improvise in a variety of styles using basic harmony. Students will perform in the ensemble as a section player and as a soloist. Students will develop the fundamentals of jazz articulation and style. Students will gain a fundamental understanding of jazz.