The VCU Jazz Orchestra II is a big band whose auditioned membership frequently includes students from across the Music Department and beyond. The band has performed outreach concerts throughout the greater Richmond area and has appeared with a number of acclaimed jazz musicians, including VCU alumni. Consistent with VCU Jazz’s mission statement, the ensemble performs a body of work that spans from past jazz masters to current student compositions and arrangements, covering a wide range of styles that will prepare students for their future careers. The JO II occasionally features guest artists, most recently percussionist John Santos, vocalist Rei Alvarez, and VCU Jazz Drum Set Prof. Tony Martucci. The ensemble rehearses T/TH 4:40-6:30p plus a TBA sectional one hour a week.