Saturday, May 24, 2008

James Reese Europe's Descendant Sings James Reese Europe: Jazz Lieutenant's Praises

May 14, 2008

Hello r2c2h2,
I really loved your book about James Reese Europe. The artwork was a tribute and very beautiful too. Your web site is exciting and your artful messages are profound.
I did find a bit of information in your book that was factually incorrect and I just wanted to bring that to your attention. Lieutenant James Reese Europe had one son James Reese and five grandchildren, Patricia, Lynn, James R. Jr., Virginia and Theresa. There are nine great-grandchildren, Jared Cotter (American Idol contestant), James Reese IV, Robert Foster (guitarist and cellist), Jason, Jeremy, Jamie, Casey, Jessy and Reese. There are no great great grand children.

My name is Ellen Europe-Gomez and my children are James Reese Europe IV and Robert Foster Europe.
Thank you for your interest in a true American hero. We are so proud of this brave and innovative man.
Bless you and I wish you continued success in your endeavors.
Ellen Europe-Gomez

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