We always love have The Cool Bruh feature on the Cool Soror Podcast. Today we re joined by Lin Rountree: a cool brother of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. The Soul-Trumpeter, is an accomplished recording artist, producer and live performer. With Six solo projects, Twelve Top 20 Billboard singles (including a certified #1), and numerous collaborations with some of the industry’s top R&B/Contemporary Jazz artists to his credit he is poised to become one of the most renowned artists of his generation.
Lin began playing the trumpet in Alexandria VA., when he was just 11-years-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.
After receiving his degree from FAMU he found his home in Detroit, Michigan where he formed a band and performed extensively throughout the region. In 2004, he released his 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 three more projects: SERENDIPITOUS, SOULFUNKY and his current CD, STRONGER STILL featuring the #1 Billboard Hit Single “Pass The Groove.”
This amazing musician recognized his gift early and he is continuing the journey making his trumpet sing.