other corner jug band

other corner jug band

 Stamford, Connecticut, USA

OCJB is a ''feel good'' blend of folk-americana. Shinning Harmonies, eclectic banjo, exciting Violin, and groovy stand-up bass. Tap your foot, or shut your eyes and take off with OCJB.


The band comes from the Land of Good Vibrations.

If you want the dirty details, read on:

Violinist/Composer Kurt Coble grew up in rural Northwest Pennsylvania, in a tiny town called Weedville. Born with big ideas and a solid work ethic, he managed to create a new vocabulary of musical expression that is getting international attention. Professor Coble is the Artistic Director of the University of Bridgeport Robotic Laboratory, home of his unique invention, the P.A.M. Band, a collection of robotic musicians that feature several innovative uses of new technology to compose and perform cutting-edge music, dedicated to the spirit of interdisciplinary art.

Mr. Coble has established himself with Broadway credits like solo violinist for "Sunset Blvd.", solo violist for "Lion King", Titanic, Beauty and the Beast, and Once Upon a Mattress. Concerts in Carnegie Hall with Tchaikovsky Chamber Orchestra, Philip Glass, Ray Davies, Long Island Original Music Ensemble, St. Cecelia Orchestra, Johnny Mathis, Musica Sacre, commercial recordings with Barbara Streisand, Buster Rhymes, Stevie Wonder, Enya, and Cantori di New York. He has shared the stage with David Brubeck, Bjork, Luciano Pavarotti, Itzak Pearlman, Grand Funk Railroad, Donna Summers, Moody Blues, Josh Grobin, Michael Crawford, Incognito, Frank Sinatra Jr., Steve Lawarence & Eydie Gorme, Alejandro Sanz, film recordings with Touchstone Pictures, HBO Films, ESPN Special Presentations, Lion Gate Films, PBS (soloist "They Made America" and "History of New York" Series), ABC, Disney, Naxos, and appeared in television and radio programs all over the world. In 2005 he was the soloist for the National Anthem at Joe Robbie Stadium on ABC Monday Night Football. Currently, he is heard frequently on Broadway as the solo violinist for "Phantom of the Opera".

Previous ensemble experience includes Concertmaster of Palm Beach Opera, Broadway Pops International, Hal Wilners "Stay Awake", "Bonnie and Clyde" for the New York New Musical Festival, two National Tours of "Phantom of the Opera", New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra, Harrisburgh Symphony, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Heidelberg Schloss-spiele, and has performed in violin sections with the Chautauqua Symphony, Bach Aria Festival, Florida Symphony, Charleston Symphony, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Stamford Symphony, Modnadnock Festival, Discovery Orchestra of New Jersey, Carmel Bach Festival. He has toured with the Ethel String Quartet to the Saalfalden Jazz festival in Austria, the Minskoff String Quartet in Japan, the Soviet Emigre Chamber Orchestra, and currently performs with the Philadelphia Virtuosi, Miami Symphonic Ensemble, and presents recitals with Boston Symphony pianist, Vytas Baksys. Mr. Coble was awarded a 2010 Artist Development Grant from the Westchester Arts Council in White Plains, NY. Currently, Mr. Coble is Co-Producer of the award winning "Don Solomon Robot Show" which aired on Yonkers Public Access every Thursday night at 9 pm.

Mr. Coble, in collaboration with Daniel Spalding, was awarded a 2009 Arts Alive Grant from PNC Bank to present "Seven Variations of Madness" commissioned by the Philadelphia Virtuosi, combining the chamber orchestra with robotic musicians, receiving performances at the Arden Theater and Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. Daniel Webster wrote two articles about his experience of the work. Coble's film score to the silent era classic "Metropolis", created for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, is currently being presented at various venues, including "Monsterpaloosa" in Burbank, CA in April 2010. He is a recipient of a Live Music for Dance Award from the American Music Center, resulting in a commission from LKB Dance company and the presentation of "Blue" at Lincoln Center. Other awards include grants from the National Endowment on the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Meet the Composers, Rutgers University, Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research Award, Dodge Foundation, and his paper "Experimental Robot Musician" was published in the "Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems" (Amsterdam) .

Mr. Coble has been a guest lecturer at Yale University, New York University, Drexel University, and currently is presenting the assembly programs in primary and secondary schools: "Math + Science = Music". His recording of solo violin pieces, featuring Arnold Steinhardt and Frank Babbit, will be released in 2010. His favorite "Soliloquy (1985)" was performed at the Carnegie Hall American Music Competition by finalist, Daryl Stark. The P.A.M. Band, performing it's unique repertoire, has been presented by Philip Glass at the MATA Festival, the Ethel String Quartet at Symphony Space in NYC, Vans Warp Tour, "Friends of Lime Rock", and has been exhibited at Islip Museum of Art, SICA, Silvermines Art Gallery, Mark Smith Art Center in NYC, and the Westchester Biennial. His arrangement of the "Spellbound Concerto" was recorded live and broadcast by NPR featuring Gabriela Imreh and Mr. Coble as


Raised Well

Written By: K. Coulson

If I could see around the bend
What would my heart ask for then
Plant seed and watch it grow
On a path from me to you
Babies grown Woman n’ Men
Teach them respect Love and Defend
When we’ve gone to meet our End
Problems go out with the Tide

Knowledge passed from me to you Choose a path and follow thru
And we all End up together
Actions lost but thoughts ring true Repeat ourselves we often do
And we all End up together

I’m a man up in the clouds
Rest up here you gather round
Sing your praises And Pretend
That I’m back with you instead
Can I know I’ve raised you well
It’s impossible to tell for sure
But one day we’ll meet again
Ours the measure of our soul
Knowledge passed from me to you Choose a path and follow thru
And we all End up together
Actions lost but thoughts ring true Repeat ourselves we often do
And we all End up together

I must say goodbye my friend
you must keep it all in check
Cliimb your tree Limb by limb
Just make sure you balance time
You won’t be your only friend
But it easy to lose sight of things
Listen closely to the wind
Rhythm answers to those who call on it
Knowledge passed from me to you Choose a path and follow thru
And we all End up together
Actions lost but thoughts ring true Repeat ourselves we often do
And we all End up together


Other Corner Jug Band (2010)