Jazz Ensemble II
The UNCG Jazz Ensemble II, under the direction of Brandon Lee, is among the premier jazz ensembles in North Carolina and the surrounding region. The ensemble is comprised of both undergraduate and graduate students who are including jazz as part of their musical training at UNCG. Most members of the ensemble are pursuing degrees in jazz studies, music performance, or music education. Jazz Ensemble II has featured a number of guest artists including Peter Bernstein, Stephen Riley, Dr. Will Campbell, Dr. Michael Cox, and Lee Konitz. The band's first album, "Metamorphosis", was released in December 2012.