Derek Lucas - Leader/Trumpet

Derek moved to Colorado in 1972 from New Zealand where he learned to play trumpet in high school. He played with the "Union Colony Dixieland Band "in Greeley until moving to the Denver area where he gigged with several local groups,notably Vern Baumer's "New Orleans Jazz Gathering" and "Your Father's Moustache". In 1981,he formed "The Prohibition Six" which performed that year at the Central City Jazz Festival and several local festivals over the years.His greatest influence has been Louis Armstrong (who he was fortunate to meet in 1964) and also cornetist Bobby Hackett.He credits the band members for constantly helping him to "push the envelope" on his trumpet playing, saying "with these guys,you have to play better - they insist!". A retired United Airlines Captain,Derek lives with his wife,Carol in the Boulder foothills.

John Sobott - Saxophone

John Learned to play the saxophone in middle school and participatedin various concert bands through high school. After a stint in the U.S. Army, he got interested in jazz music and started to play in big jazz bands. Later, John became involved with Dixieland combo music and he enjoys it to this day

Doug Howe - Trombone

A Texas Trombone Transplant, Doug Howe has been teaching music and playing professionally since he came to Colorado in 1974. His credits include Dixieland, big band swing, church brass, pit orchestras, and combos. Doug is a host 2 or 3 times a year for the Boulder Friends of Jazz monthly jam/gathering. Doug is a long-standing member of the Prohibition 6, and also plays in a 17 piece swing band. He is in demand as the go-to guy for several other established Dixieland and swing bands in the Denver area. He occasionally sings and plays acoustic guitar professionally. Doug's inspirations are God, his wife of 34 years, his children, anyone he's heard who plays better than he, and the up-and-coming musicians. He plans to play and teach "'til he can't play and teach no more." He likes hiking the high peaks, fishing, dogs, frisbee, gardening, swimming, skiing, biking, ping pong, and travel.

Cindy Chengery - Vocals

Cindy Chengery has been singing professionally since the age of 11. Born and raised in Frederick, Colorado she majored in music at UNC where she organized her own Pop band which performed throughout the state. In 1978, Cindy joined the entertainment troop aboard the Mississippi Queen steamboat. After marrying Gabe Chengery (Captain of the Mississippi Queen) she moved to Natchez, Mississippi where she was a featured entertainer at the famous Under the Hill Saloon, starred in Stephen Sondheim's musical "Side by Side" at the Natchez Little Theatre, and in 1984 entertained thousands at the World's Fair in New Orleans. Cindy returned to Colorado in 1989 and since then continues to perform with some of Colorado's most notable orchestras and Jazz Bands. From 1992 through 2008 Cindy was a special guest entertainer on the Mississippi River steamboats. She has been a featured singer with the Dean Bushnell Orchestra and also has performed with the Queen City Jazz Band. Her repertoire includes Top 40, Broadway, Musicals, Dixieland, Gospel, Big Band and Jazz. For more than a decade now, Cindy has been performing as the featured vocalist with Derek Lucas' Prohibition Six Jazz Band.

Klaus Brondum

Klaus began playing bass at age 14 in a garage band and still plays garage jazz. Started with the prohibition approach a couple of years ago and at the tender age of fifty something I am the proud Benjamin of the band. Our sound is different just from the fact that we do not use drums in standard set-up allowing us to do things with more subtlety and giving a unique sound sitting well in a more intimate ambience and still with variety and dynamics of six piece band for the dancing rowdy crowd. Our origin is Dixie but has gravitated towards the Great American Songbook and mainstream standards giving the band the diversity that makes it both interesting and challenging for a bass player that thought he had tried it all.

Bobby Greene - Piano

BOBBY GREENE: A Denver native, Bobby was born AUGUST 12, 1940. He began piano lessons at age seven and added trumpet study after elementary school. Throughout jr. high and high school, he played in the band, orchestra and school shows and in dance bands. He also performed in the All-City and All-State Bands. After graduation in 1958, Bobby enlisted in the US Navy and attended the US Naval School of Music, then in Washington, D.C. Upon completion of six months of intensive playing and instruction, he was stationed at Pearl Harbor, where, outside official duties, he gained extensive experience in dance bands working the numerous enlisted men's, NCO and officer's clubs on Oahu. In 1962 Bobby began his fist professional job at the Robin's Nest on Lookout Mountain with Ray Iverson. Next, in a move orchestrated by Iverson, Bobby began playing with guitarist Johnny Smith, appearing on Smith's "Relaxin'" [Roost Records - 1964]. 1967 - 1972 he was Music Director at the Denver Playboy Club; 1972 - 73 he headed the house band at the Warehouse Restaurant and Showroom in Glendale, CO. Then, 1975 - 76, there was local work and national touring with clarinetist Peanuts Hucko. The list of those he's played with includes; Donald Byrd, Pete & Conte Candoli, Doc Severinson, Carl Fontana, Frank Rosolino, Buddy Collette, Plas Johnson, Phil Urso, Bob Wilbur, Phil Woods, Red Norvo, Gus Johson, Shelly Manne, and Joe Morello. Singers include; Ernestine Anderson, Lola Falana, Jon Hendricks, Teddy King, Mavis Rivers, Mel Torme, Leslie Uggams, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, the Mills Brothers, the Modernairers, and the Lennon Sisters.