Robin Bell-Stevens. Jazzmobile


I recently read Stanley Crouch’s column on your noble efforts to “save” the last home of jazz legend John Coltrane. We at Jazzmobile, the oldest not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to the presentation and promotion of jazz, are very interested in meeting with you to ascertain how we might be able to assist you in your efforts and to continue Coltrane’s legacy. Jazzmobile was founded in 1964 by jazz legend Dr. Billy Taylor and the late Daphne Arnstein.

As the daughter of a jazz musician, I applaud what you are doing and look forward to the possibility of working with you on this important endeavor. John Coltrane’s home represents an important part of America’s history!

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Robin Bell-Stevens
Executive Director & CEO
Jazzmobile, Inc.
154 West 127th Street
New York, NY 10027

5 comments on “Robin Bell-Stevens. Jazzmobile

  1. Hi Robin-
    Perhaps you remember me – my wife met you and Billy at his apartment in Riverdale this past March, where we discussed our new Jumpin’ Jazz ~ A Swinging Jungle Tale. We had discussed the possibility of doing some performances with the Jazzmobile during the summer in NY. We now have this arranged for quintet as well as for Chamber and Symphony orchestra. I remember Billy had expressed an interest in discussing the possibility of having the quintet do some performances. I wanted to write to see if this is something that might of interest during the upcoming summer schedule.
    I hope this finds you well.
    Steve Barta

    • Greetings, Robin. I misplaced the note paper that had your contact information written on it. As you can tell from this, I’ve searched high and low in an attempt to locate your email address or contact number. I wanted to let you know about Sylvia Mims, a phenomenal jazz vocalist, who’s performing at the Mount Vernon Public Library with pianist Bob Albanese and bassist Matt Dwonszyk. The Valentine’ Day concert is today, Thursday, February 11th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. I truly hope to see you. I will only be able to attend for about 20 minutes since tis my scheduled night to work. My contact information are as follows:
      Cell: 914-320-1545
      Work: 014-668-1840, Ext. 220, 239
      E-mail Personal: or
      Email Business:


      Thea R. Blessitt, Hamie’s Daughter

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  3. Hello Robin, we met again at Red Rooster last week , we had lunch at adjoining tables …I gave you my card . You were going to email me but I never did get
    an email from you? Please do contact me as I am about to do something that will certainly be of mutual interest..
    Richard Temtchine
    9273732676 or 2122313903

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