The Ervay Theater, Dallas’s hottest new multi-use event center, in association with the Dallas Jazz Foundation, invites you to the Smooth Jazz Horns Event. Starring Billboard #1 Jazz Trumpeter Lin Rountree hosted by and in full performance international smooth jazz superstar Tom Braxton.
Enjoy an elegant evening of great music, food, and drinks in our newly remodeled Ervay Theater Event Center.
Lin Rountree aka The Soul-Trumpeter, is an accomplished recording artist, producer, and live performer. With seven solo projects, 17 Chart Topping Billboard singles (Including THREE Billboard #1 Hits), and numerous collaborations with some of the industry’s top R&B/Contemporary Jazz artists to his credit he is fast becoming one of the most renowned artists of his generation.
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, and Tom Browne as huge influences on both his playing and writing styles. After receiving his Bachelor 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.
In 2004 was signed to a major label, Trippin’ N Rhythm Records, where he subsequently wrote and co-produced four projects: SERENDIPITOUS, SOULFUNKY, STRONGER STILL, and his current CD, FLUID featuring two #1 Billboard Hit Singles “Fluid” and “Release.”
“His hip vibe and soulful sound find a perfect fit here and is sure to assist in bringing the cool factor back to this genre….the future looks bright for contemporary jazz as we continue to attract fresh young artists of this caliber and Lin’s star will surely help light the way.” – TRIPPIN N RHYTHM RECORDS
Lin has been sought after to both perform and record with top Artists in various genres including KEM, Dwele, Conya Doss, Tony Terry, Amp Fiddler, Deitrick Haddon, George Duke, Julian Vaughn, Mike Phillips, Tim Bowman, Nils, Darren Rahn, Nate Harasim, and U-Nam to name a few. In 2012 Lin appeared in the hit film ‘SPARKLE’ starring Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks, Mike Epps, Celo Green, and Derek Luke boosting his international profile.
All in all Soul-Jazz Trumpeter Lin Rountree and his music represent a new direction in instrumental soul. A polished songwriter, producer, and recording artist, an outstanding live performer, a consummate professional, and a thankful musician, Rountree is a leader amongst a new generation of Soul- Jazz artists. For more information visit www.linrountreemusic.com.
Dynamic…Energetic…Charismatic…Warm-hearted…These are just a few adjectives that have been used to describe saxophonist Tom Braxton, whose distinct, melodic sound has been thrilling audiences of all ages from coast to coast and abroad for nearly two decades. This versatile instrumentalist and gifted composer is a seasoned performer who has the amazing ability to “grab the heart-strings” of the audience within the first few minutes of his show; engage them with his exceptional skill, wit, and charm; and leave them astounded, clapping, and on their feet screaming for more! That is why Jazz Review calls Braxton “one of smooth jazz’s most prolific saxophonists!
Tom has garnered critical acclaim worldwide from Africa to Japan…from New York to L.A., Braxton leaves audiences astounded, clapping, and on their feet screaming for more!
His music can be heard on radio and television airwaves nationwide, and his albums have hit numerous jazz charts including Billboard, RadioWave, SmoothJazz.com, Groove Jazz Music, Capital Jazz Radio, and Amazon.
Braxton’s talents as a composer, producer, and arranger along with his versatility as a musician are unquestioned. A virtuoso, he can transition effortlessly between various saxes as well as handle the piano, keys, and flute. You do not want to miss Tom Braxton!
The Ervay creates a sophisticated nightclub environment with an extravagant multi-level space perfect for night on the town. The expansive ceilings and lavish Art Deco décor pair great with performances from some of the premier ward-winning jazz artists in the world. Sit in a cushy front-row club chair or booth. Select a table anywhere in the building. There is not a bad seat in the house, or grab some crafted cocktails, enjoy our dinner buffet, listen to some great music, and even dance if you desire.
We are focused on clean and safe adult fun. Dress to impress. No sagging jeans or athletic gear. Get your VIP experience tickets at www.ervayeventcenter.com/events. Get general admission tickets at eventbrite.com. Tickets start at $69. VIP Experience starts at $89.00 which includes special seating, and one premium specialty cocktail. Join us for a great night of music, craft cocktails, and great-tasting food.
The tickets sold on this site are for the VIP Experience only. VIP Experience Includes your choice of cozy VIP balcony seating or front-of-stage lounger seats, VIP Servers, and Bartenders along with (1) complimentary specialty drink. Click the link below to purchase General Admission Tickets.
If you have any issues getting your event ticket please call Ron or Jesse at 844-944-5111 ext.2.
Click this link to purchase Specials and General Admission Tickets at our Eventbrite site.