Navarro, Theodore

Navarro, (Theodore) “Fats”

(1923–50) jazz musician; born in Key West, Fla. He was a brilliant and influential trumpeter and a sideman with Andy Kirk, Billy Eckstine, and Tadd Dameron before his death from tuberculosis.
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