modQUAD is groove-based, improv jazz/funk jams. Listen for yourself....its the only true way to know what its all about.


“With a funky-jazz loaded sound and the ability to take their complex improvisations into other-worldly territories, the four-man dynamo known as modQUAD...has all the makings of a top-notch jam band.”
-Kerry Hefferman,

"Getting a groove on is what modQUAD is all about. ....[modQUAD] goes beyond your garden-variety jam band, building on funk, jazz and Afro-beat influences."
-John Benson, The Cleveland Plain Dealer

"...The dance floor packed all that it could hold as attendees witnessed modQUAD open the show with a set of funky instrumental jazz and extended jams."
-Dave Cantor, Cleveland Free Times

Arriving on the Cleveland music scene in 2005 with a series of shows at popular Northeast Ohio clubs, Cleveland, Ohio's modQUAD is adding their sound to a new scene currently developing in the area. The music is sculpted from a variety of scattered influences that are blended together to form a unified and cohesive sound that is all their own. A mixture of solid grooves, vocals, and extended improv jams, modQUAD is developing their own unique sound that is for the listener’s appreciation.

modQUAD has shared the stage with an impressive host of national acts including Les Claypool, Groove Collective, Stanton Moore Trio, Karl Denson Trio, Dark Star Orchestra, Lotus, Brothers Past, Tea Leaf Green, and Mifune. They have played a number of Cleveland's top venues and have also had the opportunity to take their music to other parts of the US.


untitled studio release coming soon

Set List

modQUAD performs a variety of original music, each tune drawing on any number of genres including jazz, funk, jam-band, rock, dance, ambient and Afro-beat.