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.

​She holds a Ph.D in organizational communication and has had many years of formal voice training and coaching. Ruth recently retired as Executive Director of the Coeur d'Alene Public Library Foundation and has ​served on numerous nonprofit boards in the community.

Craig Catlett, Our Musical Director Extraordinaire

Craig Catlett not only directs the big band but is also a talented performer in his own right, laying down lyrical melodies on the clarinet and sax. He teaches private lessons and performs with many small groups in addition to the Craig Catlett Trio and the BoCatz.


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, cdaruth@gmail.com