Biography of jazz trumpeter Fats Navarro (@Encyclopaedia Britannica)

Fats Navarro, byname of Theodore Navarro, (born September 24, 1923, Key West, Florida, U.S.—died July 7, 1950, New York, New York), African-American jazz trumpet virtuoso, one of the founders of bebop, who was distinguished by the beauty and fertility of his melodic creations. Navarro first performed as a tenor saxophonist in Miami, Florida, and went on to play trumpet in

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