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 60+ plus years and is still trying to
get it right!  
   Phil played with bands in: Champaign and Danville (IL), Chicago, Pittsburgh, Honolulu,
Penn State, London England, the San Francisco Bay area and NE Ohio for many years
before he moved to Napa, CA.
  Each of those bands had its own distinctive character.  Click on
Phil's Bands to get a
sense of the style and hear audio clips of some of these bands.  

About Phil is a brief music bio of Phil -- where he has played and with which bands
over the past 60+ years.  You can figure out the academic connections as well!

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.

Phil's YouTube Videos Here are a few videos of various bands.  I believe there are a
bunch more if you search
Hot Jazz Seven.

Phil's Discography A list of 399 different songs I have recorded with 17 different
bands with references to dates and places of recordings.
Phil Cartwright: Traditional Jazzer
Mojo Strut