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Emerging artists and composers Helena Hannibal and Eric Liu are proud to premiere the debut album for their jazz duo, Room Tone live from the Isabel Digital Concert Hall on October 1st, 2021 at 7:30pm. Recently recorded in the Isabel Concert Hall, the album features the group’s latest original compositions which blend traditional jazz and modern influences to create a fresh sound of its own.
Room Tone features Helena Hannibal on alto and tenor saxophone and Eric Liu on guitar. Eric and Helena are each multi-instrumentalists with a wealth of experience creating together and growing within the Kingston music scene over the past several years. When faced with restrictions during the lockdown era, Room Tone was born as a small busking project during the summer of 2020 and has since developed into a minimalist approach to jazz expression.
Through the support of the Ballytobin Foundation, the Isabel created its new IMAGINE Project Creation @ the Isabel program that supported Kingston artists and beyond in their creation-based artist and creator residencies, online arts education initiatives, film creation, audio recording creation, and high-fidelity streaming. Having been honourably selected for this program, Room Tone was able to record and produce this debut album with the excellent help of audio technician and producer Noah Sullivan. Graphic design for the album artwork thoughtfully created by Zakary-Georges Gagné and photography by Céline Klein of Jamstone Productions.
The album Room Tone Inside will be available on all major streaming platforms on October 1st. Find out more about upcoming shows and releases by following @roomtonejazz on Instagram and Facebook or visiting helenahannibal.com.