New Jazz Legend Tribute: John Coltrane

    New item in the shops this week, we decided to pay tribute to one of the greatest jazz legends ever, John Coltrane.  We had several requests from customers that bought some of the other shirts from our jazz legends series for a Coltrane Tribute, so we decided to put one out.  This is already listed in our eBay and Etsy stores.

The design is screen printed on a gray or “gravel’ colored T-shirt.  We have also made it available to buy right here on the blog.

Sizes
Small $17.00 USD Medium $17.00 USD Large $17.00 USD X-Large $17.00 USD XXL $18.00 USD

Bill Evans Trio Shirt

    I got some good response to the Miles Davis and Thelonious Jazz tribute shirts that we put out a few months back.  I wanted to create a shirt for perhaps my favorite jazz pianist, Bill Evans.  I love the way that this turned out.  This is a great gift for any fan of jazz music.

Special thanks to Christina Jonas for recreating the text for me!

Sizes
Small $16.00 USD Medium $16.00 USD Large $16.00 USD X-Large $16.00 USD XXL $17.00 USD

It’s been a few days..

    Things have been crazy busy here between new designs and the sales, which is good but I haven’t been able to blog.  I have some cool ideas on the way, one being a “Warriors” onesie with a similar look to my “Predator” onesie where I incorporate little versions of the characters that look like those annoying “Precious Moments” characters.  I have a rough sketch done up and that should be up in a day or two.

New Warriors onesie coming!

    One more item added to our Etsy and eBay stores, our Miles Davis Tribute shirt.  This shirt came out pretty cool.  It should be available on the main website by the end of the week but is currently listed in the other two shops.

New products in this week!

    Two new shirts and onesies make their way into the shops this week.  They are currently in our Etsy and eBay shops and will be at supersweetshirts.com in a few days.  I received good feedback from the Thelonious Monk shirt/onesie so I wanted to pay tribute to a few other of my favorite artists, Duke Ellington and Miles Davis.
    The Duke shirt ended up being my favorite.  I wanted to find an old concert flyer to replicate.  I ended up finding an old foreign flyer from the 50’s.  The flyer was in rough shape so I had to recreate it, as close to the original as possible.

I created an Ellington onesie also that I will have pics of later in the week.

We have been busy!

   A couple new items this week hit our shops and will soon be up on the website.  The first is the new Thelonious Monk T-shirt.  This shirt pays tribute to one of the greatest jazz artists ever and we decided to make it a onesie and a T-shirt.  I love jazz so I wanted to do something for other jazz lovers out there.

Local Restaurant Review: "Canvas@1206"

     One thing I always wanted living in this city was a little Jazz bar.  A place to go and get a cocktail while listening to live Jazz.  Its not a common thing here in Buffalo like it is in other cities.  I remember visiting Chicago one year and spending an evening at “Andy’s Jazz Club and Restaurant” eating dinner, listening to the finest local Jazz musicians, and wishing we had a place like this in Buffalo.  Although “Canvas@1206” is far from the famous “Andy’s”, it is still a breath of fresh air and another nice option for nightlife here in this city.
    We had gone on a Friday night, about two weeks back (I’m late posting this) around 7pm and it was pretty easy to get a table.  The bar and restaurant atmosphere is retro/old-school, but not in a way that gives off any impression that it’s trying too hard.  Everything is just right.  From the gold speckled bar, to the capiz chandelier lights, and jazz artist wall of fame, its an atmosphere I found myself comfortable in.

    After a Manhattan, we sat down for some dinner with our friends, Molly and Patrick.  The menu was interesting but I immediately noticed more of a “Lunch” menu than dinner.  There were not many standard entrees but more a plethora of sandwiches.  One thing that looked awesome though, was the giant crab cake.  Molly and Patrick ordered that for an appetizer, and Nicole and I ordered the Bacon Swiss dip with chips.

The Bacon Swiss dip was one of the more delicious things I’ve eaten in a while.  The chips were not standard tortilla chips, but a type of chip that I’ve never had before,  more of an air-crisp.

The giant crab cake was pretty tasty as well, but I was glad we got the dip.

    For the main course, Pat and I ordered the Fish fry.  I rarely get out to a place on Friday nights to take advantage of any fish fry options so now I had the importunity to.  We had the option to add goat cheese mashed potatoes as a side, so i jumped on that also.  Nicole ordered the pork chop with the goat mash and a vegetable.  Molly had ordered the broiled fish with Cajun seasoning.  My fish fry was pretty good.  I couldn’t find anything wrong with it.  It was cooked perfectly, the breading looked as if it were fried in clean/fresh oil, and it was decent sized.  It could have used some more seasonings though.  That was the opinion of everyone at the table.  Nicole’s pork chop and vegetables tasted like a “pork chop and vegetables”.  There wasn’t much flavor.  The goat cheese mash just tasted like plain mash potatoes.  Everything was cooked to perfection, it was just bland.

    Would I go back to Canvas@1206? Most definitely.  The quality of the food was very good and everything was cooked nicely.  The bar was fun to sit at and a great place to stop in and grab a drink.  The crowd consisted of people from all age groups. I’d love to go back when there is music playing on the stage.  This is a great addition to the city.

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