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. He is the grandson of jazz pioneer and Danish composerOtto Lington.
Lington has achieved significant U.S. and international success, releasing seven albums and 12 U.S. radio hits.
It was announced in March 2010 that Lington would perform with pop star Michael Bolton as a special guest on his upcoming world tour.Lington performed his #1 radio hit "You and I" during the show and also was featured on several of Bolton's hits, including "Soul Provider" and "Georgia On My Mind"
Lington's most recent album Pure was released February 14, 2012 by Trippin N' Rhythm distributed by Red/Sony to strong reviews. His previous CD "Heat" reached #4 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Sales Chart. 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.
You & I, the first single from Heat, went to #2 on the national R&R chart. He was nominated for International Instrumentalist of the Year 2009