Traditional jazz and Dixieland
There are many different definitions or styles of this music that made its way into
American pop music. Two beat, four beat, Dixieland, vintage, traditional, etc., and some
refer to this music as OKOM — Our Kind Of Music.        
Phil has been playing this music in many places for 45+ plus years and is still trying to
get it right!  Phil plays with several bands in NE Ohio; Each band has its own distinctive
character.  Click on
Phil's Bands to get a sense of the style and hear audio clips of the
About Phil  is a brief music bio of Phil -- where he has played and with which bands over
the past 50+ years.  You can figure out the academic connections as well!
Jazz Venues lists places where you might hear some traditional jazz.
Songs and Composers is a constantly changing list of tunes played by the various
bands.  Some lists include brief song histories, dates and composer information.
Contact Phil to say nice things.  Complaints should be directed to: White House, 1600
Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC.
Phil Cartwright: Traditional Jazzer

Barking Spider Tavern.  11310 Juniper St., Cleveland, OH  44106 (216) 421 2863
University Circle and Art Museum near the Glidden House, and behind the coffee
Night Owls: 2nd Sundays        3:00 - 5:00
Hot Jazz 7: 3rd Sundays        3:00 - 5:30

Overlook Restaurant.  1540 Overlook Rd., Kent, OH (330) 673 7887
River City Minstrels, 6 piece jazz band, 3rd Thursdays 6:30 - 9:00
  January 2016

Raintree Restaurant.  CLOSED  The restaurant changed hands a few months ago
and eliminated live music.  The New Orleans Jazz Ensemble played there regularly
for 16 years but no more.

Rusty Nail restaurant. CLOSED  The Rusty Nail supported live traditional jazz for
46 years!!  The restaurant is now closed.
Mojo Strut