Bandai Namco has announced that they will present an Elden Ring-themed Jazz music event at Hollywood, California’s famed Bourbon Room, on December 3, 2022. Titled “Elden Ring: A Night in the Lands Between,” U.S. fans will be able to view a livestream of the performance.
Select songs from Elden Ring, “including recognizable melodies from the game’s soundtrack,” will be improvisationally performed in a Jazz format with Kenny Garrett on Alto Sax and Takuya Kuroda on trumpet.
Two shows will occur on December 3, 2022. The first will occur at 6 PM PT and the other at 10 PM PT. Information on purchasing tickets for the physical event and the livestream is viewable via the official website.
Wataru Nakasuji, Senior Director of Esports & Live Entertainment, Bandai Namco Entertainment America, shared the following statement regarding the upcoming event:
“We want to celebrate the incredible success of ELDEN RING by presenting this truly unprecedented live and livestreamed Jazz concert, giving fans a different way to immerse in the rich engaging world that has dominated their gaming days and nights this past year.
While video game soundtracks have seen variations as symphonic music and even Rock n’ Roll, our ‘A Night in the Lands Between’ Jazz event is exploring a wonderfully different treatment of the ELDEN RING soundtrack. Jazz master Kenny Garrett and new generation player Takuya Kuroda are both truly world-class musicians, respected and renowned by lovers of Jazz around the world, and they are now lending their different talents to give birth to a new creative way to meld music and video games.”
Takuya Kuroda provided the following comment about the incoming show:
“If I can pick one word to describe this project, it’s epic. I think that’s really the important part, it’s just the experience of watching the performance by us, and [saying] just like ‘wow this is stunning’, and then ‘wow this is really the music for ELDEN RING.”
Lastly, Kenny Garrett shared the following comment:
“I’m always thinking about that we take the audience on a journey. It’s not going to be what you thought it was.”
You can view the announcement for Elden Ring: A Night in the Lands Between below, which features Kenny Garrett and Takuya Kuroda:
Elden Ring features the action systems that FromSoftware has proven effective through their Dark Souls series, but the team is also focused on building a narrative with this title. With the help of Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin, the game features a fantasy story where players control the fate of this world. Users will meet various characters with their own motivations that may end up helping or hindering progression. Throughout the game, one will choose the fate of this cursed land by unraveling its secrets and myths.
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