UPDATE: This event has been postponed until early 2022 due to COVID.
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Tucked in next to the Phoenix Bakery and New Horizons West in Pittsboro is a gem of a shop called ODDCO, where you can grab a beer, shop for beautiful artwork, and admire the uniqueness of the wares and space. The shop is set within a restored, historic 1951 mid-century modern Lustron home turned art gallery, bar, and music venue.
ODDCO has hosted its fair share of musicians. While they had to stop holding concerts indoors once the pandemic began, they set up an outdoor music space this past summer and held concerts in the evenings under the stars. In addition to music, ODDCO has also hosted Marcelle Harwell Pachnowski, a local artist with synesthesia—which allows her to see the colors and patterns of music—to paint in real time along with live music. At ODDCO in 2019, Marcelle painted while accompanied by Corbie Hill, Thomas Baucom of Land Is, and Stray Owls band members Matt French and Jerry Kee—and in 2020, ODDCO was the scene of Marcelle’s painting to Big Night In for the Arts regional artists.
This week, ODDCO will welcome back guitarist Charlie Hunter, who will be playing with George Sluppick on December 22. As owner/store manager Cristina Virsida notes, “Charlie Hunter was the first musician to play at ODDCO, before we were even open to the public. He’s an amazing musician to see live and up close, and he loves playing at ODDCO, so whenever he’s free we jump at the chance to have him and his friends return.”
2022 will bring more live jazz music to ODDCO. In addition to the concert with Charlie and Hunter, ODDCO will host jazz drummer Geoff Clapp and friends on January 29. Geoff Clapp has been performing, touring, and recording as a drummer since he was 12. He’s played with such jazz greats as Peter Martin, Wynton Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis Trio/Quartet, Jason Marsalis Quartet (Jason on Vibes), and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, to name a few.
“Watching great jazz musicians play live is an exciting experience for us and for local jazz lovers,” says Cristina. “As a business owner it’s a wonderful thing to see people have such an incredible experience in your shop.”
- What: Lustron Jazz Session featuring Charlie Hunter and George Sluppick
- Where: ODDCO, 684 West Street, Pittsboro
- When: Wednesday, December 22, 7-9pm
- Cost: $20 per person