About The Band

The Black Tuesday Jazz Band has entertained audiences throughout California and Nevada since the early 1990's. The NEW Black Tuesday Jazz Band was reformulated after the loss of a few of the original Band members and remains as a high energy Jazz Band holding to its original promise fun music is our thing.  The NEW Black Tuesday Jazz Band continues around California and Nevada carrying the jazz banner to concert audiences and in casual settings and club engagements.


Black Tuesday has a smooth and unique style of jazz and swing through the versatility of its musicians,. This talented group of eight musicians has worked on improving their style and sound and enlarged the variety of music played throughout 2014.  NEW  Black Tuesday performs renditions of your favorite good-time tunes, as well as some of the great music from Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Sidney Bechet, Jelly Roll Morton, Clyde McCoy, Hoagy Carmichael.  Suzanne Wiggins one of the top Divas of the Sacramento area, captures audiences singing favorites from Ethel Waters, Billie Holiday and Muriel Lane.  This entertaining band provides a variety of high energy jazz whenever good-time music is a must.

In 2014 a sister band entitled Bechet's Fantasy Band was organized when by a chance crossing of paths, it was realized that both Dominic Ruggieri (Soprano Sax) and Bill Sharp (Trumpet/Trombone) loved the songs written by Sidney Bechet. Thus they added the rhythm section of Black Tuesday creating the 6 man Bechet specialty  Band. Learn more about Bechet's Fantasy Band under the specialty heading on this web site.

The Black Tuesday Jazz Band, Bechet's Fantasy Band and The U4ICK Jazz Band are available for bookings at clubs, parties, concerts, festivals and other events where good-time, high energy jazz music is a must.