Meet the Jazz Forever Musicians

Ten elite jazz musicians from the Houston, Texas area.

Ben Pokluda

General Manager

Mr. Pokluda wondered what it would be like to take his passion for the Dixieland era and combine it with his love of the big band. With encouragement from his instructor Professor George Chase, family and friends, Mr. Pokluda began his dream of starting Jazz Forever. Uniting traditional New Orleans Dixieland jazz with the Big Band era is what Jazz Forever represents to him.

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Welcome! This is our dedicated team of professional musicians. Did we say that we would love to play for you? So don’t be shy, get in touch!

Bobby Adams

drums | bio >>

George Chase

trumpet  |  bio >>

Thomas Helton

bass and tuba  |  bio >>

Thomas Hultén

trombone  |  bio >>

Martin Langford

clarinet and tenor sax  |  bio >>

Eddie Lewis

trumpet and arranger  |  bio >>

Mike Owen

guitar and banjo  |  bio >>

Gilbert Sedeño

piano  |  bio >>

Douglas Wright

clarinet and also sax  |  bio >>

Gary Zugar

clarinet and baritone sax  |  bio >>