Robin Bennett Stein

Robin Bennett Stein is a writer and musician based in Los Angeles. His picaresque career has included fronting bands at CBGBs while being personal assistant to actor William Hurt; running the Frank Zappa For President steering committee; serving as web master for the Jimi Hendrix Foundation; teaching blues-writing workshops to kids in a gang-torn San Fernando Valley high school; bartending private parties for Hollywood’s entertainment and political elite; directing theater and independent films, including the feature, The Divided, available on Amazon Prime;  and teaching rock ‘n’ roll guitar to frustrated professionals.

He has a script in pre-production called Kind Of Blue, about the making of the Miles Davis modal jazz classic and the fraught, creative relationship between Miles Davis and white pianist, Bill Evans, during the Civil Rights heroic decade.

His parents Sol Stein and Pat Day founded Manhattan-based Stein & Day Publishers. Robin grew up in a household where literature and world affairs converged. Stein and Day’s circle of author friends included James Baldwin, William F. Buckley, Elia Kazan, and no shortage of shadowy figures from the deep state.

The Dragon-Claw Ward-Off Kid is his first novel. He is now working on a second novel about a bartender who goes rogue, in order to save the world from a disastrous president.

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Robin Bennett Stein

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