Lin Rountree is a jazz trumpeter from New York City. He started playing the instrument when he was 11 years old and was heavily influenced by Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Grover Washington Jr., Tom Browne & Quincy Jones. He performed for the famed Florida A & M marching band during his tenure. He credits the institution for his ability to practice, prepare and perform. Lin Rountree has recorded four solo albums including "Groove-Tree" and "Soul-Tree."