born on 11/6/1969 in Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Links michaellington.com (English)
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 and have released seven solo albums and 14 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 Group for worldwide representation and has a publishing administration deal with Kobalt Music Publishing. Lington is an ASCAP songwriter/publisher and is a 15 year voting member of the Recording Academy(NARAS) He is a Yamaha Saxophone, Vandoren reeds and Sennheiser performing artist.
Lington's most recent album Pure was released February 14, 2012 by Trippin N' Rhythm distributed by Red/Sony. 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.
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.
International Musician Magazine featured Lington on the cover of the November 2008 issue.
2006 A Song For You
2004 Stay With Me
2002 Everything Must Change
1997 Michael Lington
2012 The Serenade
2009 Ocean Drive
2009 You and I
2006 It's Too Late
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
- Hughey, Cheryl (2003-10-03). Michael Lington: Everything Must Change. All About Jazz. Retrieved on 2010-04-10.
- THE JAZZTRAX BEST OF 2008. JazzTrax (2008-12-17). Retrieved on 2010-05-18.
- Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards Voting. SmoothJazzNow.com.
- Michael Lington - About The Performer. HollywoodBowl.com.
- International Musician Magazine (2008-11-10). His American Dream: Recent US Citizen Heats Up the Jazz Scene With His Sax. International Musician Magazine. Retrieved on 2010-05-18.