Michael Lington

Michael Lington
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 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 composerOtto 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