Mission Rebel No. 1 (a suite) is a work-in-progress. The subject is the life of my father, Rev. Jesse James.
A performance of the first section – of what is to ultimately be an evening-length piece – will be presented as a livestream on Friday, June 11th, at 8:00PM PDT on Facebook Live, and also be available to view on this page.
This presentation is being sponsored by a grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission, which has 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