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Kenny Garrett and Takuya Kuroda to Perform Elden Ring Game Music

The saxophonist and trumpeter will present their jazz impressions of PlayStation (and Xbox) on Dec. 3 in Hollywood

Kenny Garrett Elden Ring
Kenny Garrett at the 2021 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Joseph Allen)

You’ve heard of jazz-rock, jazz-funk, jazz-hip-hop, and even jazz-world fusion. Jazz-gaming fusion is something new, and Kenny Garrett and Takuya Kuroda are pioneering it.

On December 3, alto saxophonist Garrett and trumpeter Kuroda will lead a band in a livestreamed performance from the Bourbon Room in Hollywood, California, featuring jazz arrangements (with improvisation) of music from the video role-playing game Elden Ring, directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki in collaboration with fantasy writer George R.R. Martin—best known for his A Song of Ice and Fire books, which have been adapted into two blockbuster HBO TV series, Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon. The event, titled “Elden Ring: A Night in the Lands Between,” will include two sets at 6 and 10 p.m. Pacific Time.

The event offers separate tiers for admission, ranging from post-show video on demand ($15) to basic livestream ($25) and all the way up to a VIP package that includes collectible items, the soundtrack to the original Elden Ring game, and VOD access ($200).

In-person tickets are also available. Visit for more information or to purchase tickets.

If you find the concept of jazz-gaming fusion appealing, you may also want to investigate the work of the 8-Bit Big Band, an ensemble exclusively devoted to video-game music. Read more about the group and its leader Charlie Rosen here.

Michael J. West

Michael J. West is a jazz journalist in Washington, D.C. In addition to his work on the national and international jazz scenes, he has been covering D.C.’s local jazz community since 2009. He is also a freelance writer, editor, and proofreader, and as such spends most days either hunkered down at a screen or inside his very big headphones. He lives in Washington with his wife and two children.