Friday, December 19, 2014

R.I.P. China "Maharajah, Purveyor of Swirls" Valles - Services Announced

 “Music is my love; it's my life.”

Charles (China) Lomba Valles died Dec. 17, 2014 at age 89. Dubbed "Maharajah, Purveyor of Swirls" by Duke Ellington, China was a main-stay of the South Florida jazz scene for decades.

Read The Miami Herald article here:

A viewing will be at 4 p.m. Dec. 26 at Church of the Open Door, 6001 NW 8th St., Miami. Services at 1 p.m. Dec. 27 at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 740 NW 58th St., Miami. Reception will follow at a Sunshine Jazz Organization tribute concert in Valles’ honor at 6 p.m. Dec. 28 at Miami Shores Country Club, 10000 Biscayne Blvd. Call 305-795-2360. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The Sunshine Jazz Organization, P.O. Box 381038, Miami, FL., 33238.

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