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.

 

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