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Copenhagen, Denmark Sax Genius "Michael Lington" Contemporary face of Jazz

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Michael Lington is a contemporary jazz saxophonist and recording artist. Lington plays a distinctive contemporary saxophone leaning strongly towards the popside of jazz. He reaches a younger demographic than traditional jazz listeners, and he has emerged as the contemporary face of jazz. Born in Copenhagen Denmark, Michael relocated to Los Angeles at the ripe age of age 21. He is the grandson of Jazz Pioneer and Danish composer Otto Lington. Michael has achieved significant US and International success, releasing six albums and 11 U.S. radio hits. He has endorsement deals with Vandoren and Yamaha. And he's currently on World tour performing with popstar Michael Bolton, who has sold 53 million records in his 20 years in the music business. Michael performs his #1 radio hit "You and I" during the show and will also be featured on several of Bolton's hits, including "Soul Provider and Georgia". Lington's newest album (Heat) was released in September 2008 by NuGroove distributed by Red/Sony. It reached #4 on he Billboard Contemporary Jazz sales chart. He was nominated for International Instrumentalist of the Year 2009. Michael and pianist great Herbie Hancock headlined the Playboy Jazz festival event in LA June 1, 2008 and won over the crowd with his high energy show and serenade of audience members.

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