Affectionately known as "Trane", John William Coltrane was originally from Hamlet and High Point, North Carolina. Coltrane is known for being an iconic figure in the genre of jazz music. A renowned saxophonist and composer, Coltrane is considered a pioneer for his work and impact on jazz music. After his time spent in the Navy, Coltrane began touring with musicians like Jimmy Heath and later with the Eddie Vinson Band. Coltrane was inspired by other musicians at the time, such as Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk, who he worked with in the fifties. In 1959, he released his first album called Giant Steps with Atlantic Records, and a year later, he released My Favorite Things. In 1964, Coltrane released A Love Supreme, which later became one of his best selling albums with the Classic Quartet. At the age of forty, John Coltrane died from liver cancer in Long Island, New York. Keep things subtle and sharp with one of our sleek jazz shirts. From hoodies and button ups to tank tops and classic tshirts, we have plenty of John Coltrane related apparel to choose from. Energize your wardrobe with some jazz-inspired shirts featuring John Coltrane from Nerd Kung Fu.