Lakewood, Ohio, USA

modQUAD can hardly be categorized as a funk, jazz, or rock band. Its ability to blend styles as diverse as funk, jazz, rock, latin, afro, yet always emphasizing the groove, makes its musical approach unique.


The eventual meeting of three fairly local musicians; Greg Wascak (Keyboards), Fred Cousin (electric and upright bass) and Brooke Kilpatrick (drums) has brought us Cleveland, Ohio's modQUAD. Arriving on the Cleveland music scene in 2005 with a series of shows at popular Northeast Ohio clubs, modQUAD is adding its sound to the jam/improvisational band scene currently thriving in the area. In the music, you can hear and feel as they openly draw on a variety of scattered influences. One minute will find them playing a funk inspired tune while the next will have them serving up a deep groove with hints of jazz and solid improvisation. With their blending of solid grooves and extended instrumental jams, modQUAD looks to develop an original sound that is for the listener’s appreciation.

modQUAD has been fortunate enough to share the stage with an impressive host of national and local acts including Tower of Power, Les Claypool, Stanton Moore Trio, Karl Denson Trio, Groove Collective, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Dark Star Orchestra, Tea Leaf Green, Moonshine Still, Drums and Tuba, The Waterband, Lotus, Mifune, Sugar Magnolia, and PHIX to name a few. They have played a number of Cleveland’s top venues and have also had the opportunity to take their music outside of Ohio. The places they have performed include the following: The Appalachian Brewing Company (Harrisburg, PA), House Of Blues (Cleveland, OH), The Beachland Ballroom (Cleveland, OH), The Agora (Cleveland, OH), The Grog Shop (Cleveland, OH), Brubaker's (Akron, OH), Nelson Ledges Quarry Park (Garrettsville, OH), The Rib Cook Off and Music Festival (Cleveland, OH), Wilbert's (Cleveland, OH), The Winchester (Lakewood, OH), Happy Dog (Cleveland, OH), and the wonderful Sachsenheim Ball (Cleveland, OH).


It's Not Your Mama's Jazz (or is it?) Release June 2010.