Tuxedo Junction Big Band

Tuxedo Junction Big Band DanceTuxedo Junction is a 19-piece "Big Band" centered in the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene area.

The band performs year-round for both public and private events. We play a wide range of music, including classic swing, latin styles, waltzes, and more modern rock charts arranged for big band.
Whether it’s an outdoor concert for thousands, an indoor dance for a birthday, or anything in between, we will tailor our program to fit your needs and help make your event outstanding!


Dr. Ruth Pratt, Our Delightful Vocalist

Ruth Pratt

Ruth has been entertaining in the Spokane/Coeur d’Alene area since her arrival here in 2002. She has an extensive performance background, which includes musical theatre, light opera, and jazz vocals. She specializes in music from the Big Band Era and the Great America Songbook. Ruth recently completed a series of concerts she refers to as her "Dead Diva" series presenting programs based on the lives of popular vocalists such as Jo Stafford, Peggy Lee, Rosemary Clooney and Judy Garland. Ruth is the Executive Director of the Coeur d'Alene Public Library Foundation and serves on numerous nonprofit boards in the community.

Craig Catlett, Our Musical Director Extraordinaire

Craig has performed with and directed various local music groups, including the SFCC Jazz Ensemble and Men of Rhythm Big Band. Craig currently teaches private music lessons and performs with several professional ensembles including The Basement Jazz Quartet, 5MOR, and Nobody Famous. We're thrilled to have Craig, with his depth of directing and performance talent, as part of the TJBB organization.


Let us help you celebrate!

The band is available for private and corporate parties, retirement parties, weddings, anniversaries, and civic events. Charitable fund raising events may qualify for reduced rates.

For booking information

Please contact
Craig Catlett, 509-891-7701, barijazz56@ieway.com or
Ruth Pratt, 208-771-1814, libfdn@gmail.com