The John E. Lawrence Summer Jazz Concert Series (formerly the Frog Island Jazz Concert Series) is moving to a new location in Ypsilanti Township at Ford Lake Park for 2022.
In the new found sea of Trumpet Players in Contemporary Jazz, there are few who manage to stand out in the crowd with boldness and originality. Lin Rountree is one such player.
With seven solo CD's to his credit yielding 17 top 20 Billboard singles (Including TWO #1 hits), as well as over 60 guest features on other artist's recordings, Lin has an innate ability to connect his music to his listener's soul. The CD F L U I D // out now is Lin Rountree's fresh new post covid effort. The title suggests movement, without fixed shape and ability to yield easily to the outside pressure. That perfectly describes what can be found between the folds here.
Already yielding a #1 Billboard single with the title track FLUID, this new set features all of the things that set Rountree apart from his peers; his bright concise tone and his love affair with the funk. 2011 saw Lin Rountree on the top 30 Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart four times with singles from 'Soul-Tree, The Soul-Jazz Experience' and in 2012, Lin appeared in the hit film 'Sparkle' starring Whitney Houston which boosted his international profile.