Mission Rebel No. 1 is a multi-part musical work that will premiere in 2023. The subject is the life of my father, Rev. Jesse James.
Part Two is currently in development, and work-in progress performances will be presented throughout 2022 and 2023.
These presentations are sponsored by a grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission, which has also supported the development of the work.
Additional support–material, logistic, and recollective–has come from:
Alex Cherian/Bay Area TV Archive
Paul Dresher/Independent Jazz Alliance/A Safe Place to Play
David Miller/ Clay Geerdes Archives
The Lost Church
Archival footage provided by:
In memory of my mother, Dolores Lorraine Dulaney, and my father’s mother, Anna Mae Anderson, the two of whom never met on Earth.
Jesse Joseph James
October 6, 1928 - May 31, 2005