Michael Lington

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Michael Lington
Michael Lington at 2007 Guantanamo Bay JazzFest.jpg
Lington during the 2007 Guantanamo Bay JazzFest
Background information
Born(1969-06-11) June 11, 1969 (age 44)
Copenhagen, Denmark
GenresContemporary jazz, pop
OccupationsMusician, Entrepreneur,
InstrumentsSaxophone
LabelsRed/Sony
Websitewww.michaellington.com
 
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Michael Lington
Michael Lington at 2007 Guantanamo Bay JazzFest.jpg
Lington during the 2007 Guantanamo Bay JazzFest
Background information
Born(1969-06-11) June 11, 1969 (age 44)
Copenhagen, Denmark
GenresContemporary jazz, pop
OccupationsMusician, Entrepreneur,
InstrumentsSaxophone
LabelsRed/Sony
Websitewww.michaellington.com

Michael Lington (born June 11, 1969) is a contemporary jazz saxophonist and recording artist.

Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Lington relocated to Los Angeles at age 21.[1] He is the grandson of jazz pioneer[citation needed] and Danish composer Otto Lington.[2]

Lington has achieved significant U.S. and international success,[citation needed] releasing seven albums and 12 U.S. radio hits.[citation needed]

It was announced in March 2010 that Lington would perform with pop star Michael Bolton as a special guest on his upcoming world tour.[citation needed] Lington performed his #1 radio hit[citation needed] "You and I" during the show and also was featured on several of Bolton's hits, including "Soul Provider" and "Georgia On My Mind"[3]

Lington's most recent album Pure was released February 14, 2012 by Trippin N' Rhythm distributed by Red/Sony to strong reviews.[citation needed] His previous CD "Heat" reached #4 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Sales Chart.[citation needed] It entered the Billboard Heat Seeker chart at #39 and was named Jazztrax Album of the Year in 2008. Lington's duet with Aaron Neville, "That's When You Save Me", tied as Jazztrax Best Vocal Song of the Year.[4]

You & I, the first single from Heat, went to #2 on the national R&R chart[citation needed]. He was nominated for International Instrumentalist of the Year 2009.[5]

Michael and Herbie Hancock

He headlined the Playboy Jazz Festival community event in Los Angeles June 1, 2008 and won over the crowd[citation needed] with his high energy show and serenade of audience members.[6][non-primary source needed]

Lington performed at the Royal Wedding of Denmark's future King Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary Donaldson at Fredensborg Castle and numerous other times for the Danish royal family.[7][non-primary source needed]

International Musician Magazine featured Lington on the cover of the November 2008 issue.[8]

Michael Lington performing at 2007 Guantanamo Bay JazzFest

Discography[edit]

Year Title
2012 Pure
2008 Heat
2006 A Song For You
2004 Stay With Me
2002 Everything Must Change
2000 Vivid
1997 Michael Lington

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michael Lington
  2. ^ Hughey, Cheryl (2003-10-03). "Michael Lington: Everything Must Change". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2010-04-10. 
  3. ^ One, Janine (2010-05-17). "Bolted by Bolton". The Urban Wire. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  4. ^ "THE JAZZTRAX BEST OF 2008". JazzTrax. 2008-12-17. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  5. ^ "Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards Voting". SmoothJazzNow.com. 
  6. ^ "2.27.08". MichaelLington.com. 
  7. ^ "Michael Lington - About The Performer". HollywoodBowl.com. 
  8. ^ International Musician Magazine (2008-11-10). "His American Dream: Recent US Citizen Heats Up the Jazz Scene With His Sax". International Musician Magazine. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 

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