The Hard Modes is a sextet based in Charlottesville, VA, that plays original jazz arrangements of video game music.
The arrangements focus on utilizing modern jazz harmonies, rhythms, and improvisation--"Uematsu meets Mingus."
Our goal is to unearth the natural pairing of jazz and game music, bringing gamers closer to the great original American art form known as jazz and introducing jazz lovers to the imaginative melodies of game composers.
All of the group's works are composed/arranged by Gregory Weaver and enhanced by his fellow members.

 

Upcoming Shows:


Live at Kardinal Hall
Thursday, April 4, 2019
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Free

Greg Weaver - Saxophones
Brandon Walsh - Trumpet/Flugel
Trevor Williams - Vibes
Nick Berkin - Keys
Andre La Velle - Bass
Pat Hayes - Drums

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The Hard Modes are...

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GREG WEAVER
ArrangING / saxophones

BRANDON WALSH
TRUMPET

Trevor Williams
Vibes

Nick Berkin
Keys

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Andre LaVelle
Bass

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Dhara Goradia
Bass

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Garrett Moore
Drums

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Pat Hayes
Drums

Select Previous Shows:

1st show at miller’s downtown | nov. 24, 2018

1st show at miller’s downtown | nov. 24, 2018

radio debut on lambeth live | aug. 10, 2018

radio debut on lambeth live | aug. 10, 2018

Debut at c’ville coffee | Sept. 30, 2017

Debut at c’ville coffee | Sept. 30, 2017

Level 2 at c’ville coffee | feb. 23, 2017

Level 2 at c’ville coffee | feb. 23, 2017