MEET OUR TEAM!

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JEFF KOTELES

House Engineer (FOH/Mon)

Fill up a board with all of your favorite musical acts, and throw a dart at it. You’ll likely hit a band or artist that Jeff has worked with throughout his (decade +) career in live sound! He started out by working his way up through dingy rock clubs here in Cleveland, to eventually starting Banzai Sound LLC, his small live sound business. Jeff has built solid relationships in the music industry through his experience both as a touring engineer, and house tech in pretty much every club and major venue in town. This has allowed him to improve the quality of his live mixes to a point where he has become a common name often requested by artists, and referred to by venue owners & other techs around town. His experience in audio includes live sound mixing (FOH/Mon), studio work, installations, and AV systems integration. It doesn’t matter whether you’re an international celebrity, or a local cover band playing your first gig, Jeff is known for consistently treating everyone like superstars. Ask anyone who has played at the Odeon since he started here in 2015, and they’ll tell you the same thing! He gives the Odeon the big, studio-quality signature sound & professional work ethic that everyone should expect at the show!

DAN MORENO

House Lighting Engineer & Stage/Equipment Manager

Dan had made quite a prominent respect for himself among artists and professionals alike in Cleveland’s local music scene. Just like many others, he started off playing at the historic Peabody’s with local bands until he picked up a tech position with a larger Cleveland-native touring band. He learned all the rules of the road and how to properly set any stage up from instruments to lighting, even in the highest stressed situations. After taking a bit of a break from music, Dan has decided to jump head in again as our stage manager to give every act from big to small the smoothest and exciting atmosphere guaranteed for every show!

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TAYLOR COMPTON

Booking Team, In-House Photographer, Graphic Designer, & Social Media/Website Manager, 

Some people know her by the crazy red hair or the camera in hand, but Taylor is no stranger to Cleveland! Ms. Compton's photography and design work has stretched across the local music scene for 8 years now from photos, flyers, album artwork, merchandising, logos, even hand drawn illustrations! She started studying her craft in technical school and acquired her Bachelor’s degree for Graphic Design & Applied Business, while jumping from venue to venue shooting live and promotional photography and picking up as many design opportunities as she could.

Her bubbly personality, passion for music, and excitement for her work shows in everything she does here at The Odeon! Not only has she taken on these roles but she's gone above and beyond to take over our flyers, social media, website, and official staff merchandise all within her few years of being apart of our team. Her favorite part is being able to work and interact with every artist, professional, and concert-goer while capturing every moment along the way!