Celebrate Toledo's Jazz History with Rusty's and Murphy's Shirts

by John Amato

Toledo has a lot to love about its history. We talk about it a lot 

From the Sports Arena to Moses Fleetwood Walker to Tiedtke's to Holy Toledo to Joe Murphy's Ice House Quartette to Southwyck Mall

When we start to list out historical Toledo icons so quickly, it's easy to love Toledo. 

Toledo's Jazz history is as good as it gets. If you're old enough to remember sitting in the back at Rusty's during high school or Murphy's moving downtown, you're one of the lucky ones. 

murphys place and rustys jazz cafe vintage toledo t-shirts

"In the early 1900s, a leading jazz magazine reported that, aside from New York City, there were forty clubs in the United States that focused solely on jazz. And Toledo had two of them: Rusty's Jazz Café and Murphy's Place. "It was an embarrassment of riches' forToledo Jazz fans, said Joe Richardson, attorney and former president of the Toledo Jazz Society."
- David Yonke, Lost Toledo

Our Rusty's Jazz Café and Murphy's Place t-shirts are a couple of our favorite t-shirts as they hold a special place in Toledo history. We created these for you to remember the great people that built these institutions, the musicians that played, and the memories that you made there. 

You can get your t-shirts in store or online at jupmode.com today!


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