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.
We believe that by utilizing our own individual interpretations of the jazz language through improvisation we are able to forge closer bonds with the game music that we love, creating a unique personal experience for our listeners.
Check out our feature in the C-ville Weekly

 

Upcoming Shows:

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Live at MILLER’S
109 W Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902

SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2019
10:30 PM - 1:00 Am
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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Live at Kardinal Hall
722 Preston Ave.
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Thursday, AUGUST 22, 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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Pat Hayes
Drums

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Garrett Moore
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