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:

ThE HARD MODES: LEvel 2

The Hard Modes - Charlottesville's own video game jazz ensemble - debuted at C'ville Coffee in September 2017. Now, after a year and a half of honing their initial repertoire, they are returning to the place they started to unleash two sets of all-new music. 

Their sets will feature tracks from both classics and modern hits such as:
- The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
- Secret of Mana
- Undertale
... and many more!

Be the first to hear all of their new works in one place at one time.

There is a $7 cover at the door for this event.

RSVP on the official Facebook event page.

Greg Weaver - Saxophones / Arranging
Brandon Walsh - Horns / Arranging
Trevor Williams - Vibes
Nick Berkin - Keys
Andre La Velle - Bass
Garrett Moore & Pat Hayes - Drums

Poster and cover art by Bobby Weaver



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