top of page


RBB bw.jpg
Anchor 1

The Ragged Blade Band is a six-piece ensemble from St. Louis, MO, focusing on early jazz, blues, and ragtime from the late 1890s through the early 1930s, along with original songs by bandleader Jerry Rabushka. Bringing the music forward into today, we use modern instrumentation and arrangements to make the music of yesterday entertaining and relevant to audiences of all ages.


We can provide ensembles of various sizes and instrumentation to fit your needs, from a duo or trio up to the full six.


We perform at places such as corporate and private events, restaurants, pubs and wineries, markets and festivals, senior facilities and more.

The Ragged Blade Band:


Jerry Rabushka: Keyboards, Trumpet, Vocals

Isaac Cherry: Drums, Percussion

Shawn Telkamp: Lead Vocals

Ellen Saracini: Lead Vocals, Ukulele

John Woytus: Baritone/Tenor Sax

Josh Bohm: Guitars, Bass, Vocals


Josh uses DR Strings and Scott-Dixon Cases

Cherry plays RB Drums 

bottom of page