Every year some of the best musicians in Key West gather to pay tribute to a hometown Jazz phenomena - Fats Navarro. Its held at the Green Parrot Bar usually on a Sunday from noon until 5pm. They start by serving waffles and chicken and singing old Gospel songs and gradually play the blues and jazz the Fats would appreciate.
This year was the second debut of the Bahama Village Jazz Ensemble. A great group of future musicians.
Theodore "Fats" Navarro. His life was short but his accomplishments in jazz were great and far reaching in their influence on later trumpeters.
The Soul of Key West Vol. I & Vol. II are available in most gift shops, The Island Book Store, and online at: http://www.rwdepalma.com/shop
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