Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. will present a very special jazz music streaming event – broadcast live from Hollywood and featuring Grammy-winning musician Kenny Garrett in collaboration with up-and-coming talent Takuya Kuroda – on December 3, 2022. L he music event Ring: A Night in the Lands Between will be held at the famed Bourbon Room in Hollywood, California and will be available live to viewers in the United States. Select songs from ELDEN RINGfeaturing recognizable melodies from the game’s soundtrack, will be performed live in jazz format – complete with improvisation – by a live band led by jazz legend Kenny Garrett on alto sax and next-gen player Takuya Kuroda on trumpet.
Two shows will be presented on December 3rd at 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Pacific Time, with performances that will translate the ELDEN RING soundtrack in jazz for the very first time. Tickets to the physical event and live stream are available at various tiers, with VIP packages including collectibles, the ELDEN RING digital soundtrack and post-show VOD access. For more information and to purchase tickets starting today, please visit www.EldenRingLive.com.
To view this promotional trailer for the event on the YouTube trailer for this event, featuring artists Kenny Garrett and Takuya Kuroda, click here.
With over 16.6 million copies sold worldwide, ELDEN RING immerses players in a sprawling RPG blending FromSoftware’s carefully crafted gaming experience with a dark new story imagined by the influential creator Hidetaka Miyazaki DARK SOUL® video game series, and George RR Martin, author of the New York Times best-selling fantasy series, “A Song of Ice and Fire.”
“We want to celebrate the incredible success of ELDEN RING presenting this truly unprecedented live, live jazz concert, offering fans a different way to immerse themselves in the rich and engaging world that dominated their playing days and nights last year,” said Wataru Nakasuji, Senior Director Esports & Live Entertainment, Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. “While video game soundtracks have gone through such variations as symphonic music and even rock n’ roll, our jazz event ‘A Night in the Lands Between “explores a wonderfully different treatment of ELDEN RING soundtrack. Jazz master Kenny Garrett and next-generation player Takuya Kuroda are both truly world-class musicians, respected and recognized by jazz enthusiasts around the world, and they are now lending their various talents to birth a new way creative way to merge music and video. Games.”
“If I can choose one word to describe this project, it’s epic,” said Takuya Kuroda. “I think that’s really the important part, it’s just the experience of watching the performance by us, and [saying] like “wow this is beautiful”, then “wow this is really the music for ELDEN RING.”
“I always think about the fact that we’re taking the audience on a journey,” Kenny Garrett said. “It won’t be what you thought it was.”
About ELDEN RING
Developed by FromSoftware Inc. and produced by Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., ELDEN RING is a fantasy action-RPG set in a world full of mystery and peril. Journey through the Lands Between, a new fantasy world created by the influential creator Hidetaka Miyazaki DARK SOULS video game series, and George RR Martin, author of the New York Times bestselling fantasy series, “A Song of Ice and Fire.” Unravel the mysteries of the power of the Elden Ring. Encounter opponents with deep backgrounds, characters with their own unique motivations to help or hinder your progress, and fearsome creatures. ELDEN RING features vast fantasy landscapes and shadowy, intricate dungeons that are seamlessly connected. Travel the breathtaking world on foot or on horseback, alone or online with other players, and completely immerse yourself in grassy plains, sweltering swamps, spiraling mountains, eerie castles, and other sights grandiose on a scale never before seen in a FromSoftware title. For more information visit www.bandainamcoent.com/games/elden-ring.
About Kenny Garrett
With his illustrious career that includes notable stints with Miles Davis, Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, Donald Byrd, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw and the Duke Ellington Orchestra, as well as a heralded career as a solo artist which began there over 30 years ago A few years ago, Kenny Garrett is easily recognized as one of the most brilliant and influential living masters of modern jazz. And with the wondrous Sounds From The Ancestors, GRAMMY® Award-winning Garrett shows no signs of resting on his laurels. Please look:
About TAKUYA KURODA
Takuya Kuroda is a highly respected trumpeter and arranger born in Kobe, Japan, and based in New York. Midnight Crisp is Takuya’s seventh studio album, entirely self-produced and following on from 2020’s highly acclaimed Fly Moon Die Soon. Takuya established himself on the New York jazz scene performing with Jose James and DJ Premier. The new project Midnight Crisp will be released on October 21, 2022. Please see:
About Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc.
Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc., part of the Bandai Namco Group, is one of the world’s leading publishers and developers of interactive entertainment for major video game consoles, PC, online and mobile platforms. The company is known for creating many beloved classic industry franchises such as PAC-MAN®, GALAGA®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR® and ACE COMBAT®, and releasing the critically acclaimed DARK SOULS™ series and the hit track ELDEN RING™. Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. is also the Western Hemisphere’s leading publisher of anime-based video games, including GUNDAM™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, DRAGON BALL™ and ONE PIECE®. Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California. More information about the company and its products can be found at http://www.bandainamcoent.com.
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