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 45)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Genres Contemporary jazz, pop
Occupation(s) Musician, entrepreneur
Instruments Saxophone
Labels Copenhagen Music
Website www.michaellington.com

Michael Lington (born June 11, 1969) is a Danish-American contemporary saxophonist, songwriter, producer and recording artist. He is the grandson of Danish composer and band leader Otto Lington[1] and has released 8 solo albums and 15 Radio and Records/Billboard radio singles. He has collaborated with Michael Bolton, Aaron Neville, Randy Crawford, Bobby Caldwell, Kenny Lattimore, Ryan Shaw, Joan Sebastian, Christian Castro and many others.

He is signed to the Agency for the Performing Arts (APA) for worldwide representation and has a publishing administration deal with Kobalt Music Publishing. Lington is an ASCAP songwriter/publisher and is a 17-year voting member of the Recording Academy (NARAS) He is a Yamaha Saxophone, Vandoren reeds and Sennheiser performing artist.

Lington's most recent album Soul Appeal was released April 8, 2014 by Copenhagen Music. His 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.[2] 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.[3]

Michael and Herbie Hancock

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.[4][non-primary source needed]

He manages his own wine company LINGTON WINE and cigar company MICHAEL LINGTON CIGARS.

International Musician Magazine featured Lington on the cover of the November 2008 issue.[5]

Michael Lington performing at 2007 Guantanamo Bay JazzFest


Year Title
2014 Soul Appeal
2012 Pure
2008 Heat
2006 A Song For You
2004 Stay With Me
2002 Everything Must Change
2000 Vivid
1997 Michael Lington

Radio Singles[edit]

Year Title
2014 Uptown Groove
2014 Soul Appeal
2012 The Serenade
2012 Roadtrip
2009 Ocean Drive
2009 You and I
2006 It's Too Late
2006 Pacifica
2005 Two of a Kind
2004 Show Me
2003 Off The Hook
2003 Still Thinking of You
2001 Sunset (Por do Sol)
2000 Twice in a Lifetime
1997 Harlem Nocturne
1997 Tell It Like It Is


  1. ^ Hughey, Cheryl (October 3, 2003). "Michael Lington: Everything Must Change". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2010-04-10. 
  2. ^ "THE JAZZTRAX BEST OF 2008". JazzTrax. December 17, 2008. Retrieved 2010-05-18.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  3. ^ "Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards Voting". SmoothJazzNow.com. 
  4. ^ "Michael Lington – About The Performer". HollywoodBowl.com. 
  5. ^ International Musician Magazine (November 10, 2008). "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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