A musical tribute to legendary Key West Jazz Trumpeter, Theodore “Fats” Navarro has been held annually at the famous Green Parrot Bar, in Key West since 2006. The tribute began April 23, 2006 after local jazz guitarist, Larry Baeder petitioned John Vagnoni, Managing General Partner of the Green Parrot to celebrate Fats Navarro. They chose the third Sunday of April starting with a Gospel/Soul Brunch, followed by a local Jazz All Star band, ending with a local Blues or R&B group. The event is a fundraiser for a local children’s music education organization, the Bahama Village Music Program.

Every year some of the best musicians in Key West gather to pay tribute to a hometown Jazz phenomena - Fats Navarro.

The story begins in Key West, Florida where Theodore "Fats" Navarro was born on September 24, 1923. His life was short but his accomplishments in jazz were great and far reaching in their influence on later trumpeters.


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Tribute to Fats Navarro 2011

Tribute to Fats Navarro 2011

Tribute to Fats Navarro 2012

Tribute to Fats Navarro 2012

Tribute to Fats Navarro 2013

Tribute to Fats Navarro 2013

Tribute to Fats Navarro 2014

Tribute to Fats Navarro 2014

Tribute to Fats Navarro 2015

Tribute to Fats Navarro 2015

Tribute to Fats Navarro 2016

Tribute to Fats Navarro 2016

Tribute to Fats Navarro 2018

Tribute to Fats Navarro 2018

Tribute to Fats Navarro 2019

Tribute to Fats Navarro 2019