June 1: Suite Jazz Series Presents Lin Rountree Live
Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by support from The Suite Food Lounge, home of The Suite Jazz Series. Thursday, June 1 they present Trumpeter Lin Rountree along with The Suite Jazz Series Band. Doors open at 6:30pm with dinner and Jazz with Lin Rountree at 7:30pm. More information, including reservations, can be found at 404-577-2500 or at JazzBeat Promotions or eventbrite.com.
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. Shortly thereafter Lin entered into the lifelong Brotherhood of the OMEGA PSI PHI Fraternity Inc.. (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, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan, Donyld Byrd, Quincy Jones as huge influences on both his performance and production styles. After receiving his Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration 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 four more projects: SERENDIPITOUS, SOULFUNKY, STRONGER STILL and his current CD, FLUID featuring two #1 Billboard Hit Singles "Fluid" and "Release."