Low Country Jazz Festival 2024

Labor Day Weekend Aug30-Sep1

Charleston Gaillard Center
Charleston, SC

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Lin Rountree, also known as The Soul-Trumpeter, is a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. With a whopping eight solo projects and an impressive 21 chart-topping Billboard singles (including FOUR #1 hits), he has solidified his place as a leading innovator in the Instrumental Soul/R&B genre. Collaborating with some of the industry’s top R&B/Contemporary Jazz artists, Lin’s talent knows no bounds.

Starting his musical journey at the young age of 11, Lin’s passion for the trumpet led him to attend music development programs at The Duke Ellington School for Performing Arts in Washington DC. After graduating from high school, he joined the renowned Marching 100′ at Florida A&M University, performing under the direction of William P. Foster and Dr. Julian White. It was during this time that Lin’s love for jazz music blossomed, and he began studying the greats such as Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan, and Quincy Jones.

After earning his Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from FAMU, Lin found his musical home in Detroit, Michigan. Forming a band, he quickly gained recognition and performed extensively throughout the region. In 2004, Lin released his debut CD, “GROOVETREE,” which received international acclaim. This was followed by two more successful albums, “SUMTHIN’ GOOD” and “SOULTREE, The Soul-Jazz Experience.

Lin’s talent caught the attention of major label Trippin’ N Rhythm Records, leading to a fruitful collaboration where he wrote and co-produced five more projects: “SERENDIPITOUS,” “SOULFUNKY,” “STRONGER STILL,” “FLUID,” and his latest CD, “THE MESSAGE.” The label praised Lin’s hip vibe and soulful sound, predicting a bright future for contemporary jazz with artists like him leading the way.

Lin’s musical prowess extends beyond his solo career. He has been sought after by top artists in various genres, including KEM, Dwele, Conya Doss, Tony Terry, and George Duke, to name just a few. In 2012, he even made a memorable appearance in the hit film “SPARKLE,” alongside Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks, further boosting his international profile.

In summary, Lin Rountree is a trailblazer in the instrumental Soul and R&B scene. As a polished songwriter, producer, and recording artist, he continues to captivate audiences with his outstanding live performances. A consummate professional and a grateful musician, Lin represents a new generation of Soul-Jazz artists. If you’re looking for soulful, innovative music that pushes boundaries, look no further than the Soul-Trumpeter himself.  For more information, visit www.linrountreemusic.com

Meet the Artists

Brian Culbertson

Over the course of crafting a 25-album catalog and architecting nearly 40 Billboard No. 1 singles

The Braxton Brothers

The Braxton Brothers, Nelson and Wayne, bring over two decades of exceptional music to the smooth jazz scene


Incognito was founded by Jean-Paul ‘Bluey’ Maunick and Paul Williams in 1979 and soon after they hit the ground running with the hit single Parisienne Girl.

Marion Meadows

Marion Meadows was born in West Virginia and grew up in Stamford, Connecticut.

Samara Joy

With her Grammy Award-Winning Verve Records debut, Linger Awhile, 24-year-old Bronx native Samara Joy has positioned herself.

Ragan Whiteside

Flute-playing soul-jazz phenomenon Ragan Whiteside has become one of the genre’s most consistently dynamic and popular artists.

Alex Bugnon

Jazz pianist Alex Bugnon has been a prolific, energetic force on the contemporary music scene for more than two decades.

Lin Rountree

Lin Rountree, also known as The Soul-Trumpeter, is a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.

Art Sherrod

Art Sherrod Jr, national recording artist, Billboard charting saxophonist and entertainer.