Lin Rountree aka The Soul-Trumpeter, is an accomplished recording artist, producer and live performer. With Five solo projects, Twelve Top 20 Billboard singles, and numerous collaborations with some of the industry’s top R&B/Contemporary Jazz artists to his credit he is poised to be one of the most renowned artists of his generation.
Lin began playing the trumpet in Alexandria VA., when he was just 11 yrs. old and frequently attended music development programs at The Duke Ellington School for performing arts in Washington DC. Upon his graduation from High School, Lin was recruited into the Music program at Florida A&M University where he performed with the famed Marching 100’ under the direction of William P. Foster and Dr. Julian White. (Lin credits his abilities to practice, prepare and perform to the training that he received at FAMU) Likewise the school is also where he started to develop a deep appreciation for Jazz music and began studying some of its masters and cites trumpeters: Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan, and Tom Browne as huge influences on both his playing and writing styles. After receiving his degree from FAMU he found his home in Detroit, Michigan where he formed a band and performed extensively throughout the region. 2004 saw the release of Lin’s debut CD, GROOVETREE on independent label BDK Records, which was met with international acclaim. After releasing one more CD under BDK: SUMTHIN’ GOOD and another SOUL-TREE, The Soul-Jazz Experience (self released) also to rave reviews, he was sought after and signed to major label, Trippin’ N Rhythm Records, where he subsequently wrote and co-produced two more projects: SERENDIPITOUS and his current hit CD, SOULFUNKY.
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