A 1970 graduate of
Rice University with a doctorate from the University of Texas, Ken Cluck
covers all the basses -electric, acoustic and brass.
He has mastered a variety of musical styles over the years, beginning in
1969 at Astroworld with the fabulous "Do Dah Daze" Dixieland band. Ken
honed his skills playing with Dick Shannon's "Astronuts", Kit Reid's
"Texas Dixie Kings", Tiny Skaggs and the "Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
Band", and Greg Harbar's "Gypsies".
Ken was a vocal student of the late Michael Lawrence and studied acting
with Marietta Marich. He has appeared on stage at the Alley Theater and
the Theater Under The Starsí Shamrock Cabaret Theater.
In 1983, Ken joined with Joe Wheeler and Paul Buskirk to form Pizazz
DixieJazz, Houstonís premier Dixieland band. By 1990, The Ken Cluck
Jazz Combo emerged with a more sophisticated 30's jazz swing
sound, entertaining at private parties and receptions in Houstonís upscale
neighborhoods, country clubs, and restaurants.
Ken Cluck also leads the Holiday Brass Ensemble and the Polka
Dots, two specialty groups that entertain at a variety of venues
during Christmas and Oktoberfest.