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Saxophonist Michael Lington Returns with New Album “Second Nature” on April 22th, 2016.

Multi-talented saxophonist, producer and composer Michael Lington’s ninth solo project, SECOND NATURE, in tribute to the roots of Memphis soul is set for release April 22, 2016

Featuring Ray Parker Jr., Taylor Dane, Brian Culbertson, Booker T. Jones & The Dap Kings. Produced by Barry Eastmond

The album reunites Michael Lington with producer by Barry Eastmond and features all originals with the exception of one cover, the chart-topping soul anthem, “Soul Finger.” In preparing for this album, Lington immersed himself in the classic Memphis sessions and even journeyed to the STAX museum While most of the album was recorded at the famed Sunset Sound in Los Angeles, he also recorded at the legendary Royal Studios in Memphis, which has churned out sessions for everyone from Al Green, Chuck Berry and Buddy Guy to Ike and Tina Turner, Solomon Burke, Otis Rush and Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland.

SECOND NATURE unites a who’s who list in music that transcends genre and musical boundaries, including GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and venerable bluesman Booker T. Jones and The Dap Kings, the celebrated soul/funk outfit most notably known for their hit-making collaborations with Sharon Jones and Amy Winehouse. Lington also enlists Hollywood Walk of Fame recipient, multi-Platinum and GRAMMY-winning guitarist Ray Parker Jr. and chart-topping vocalist Taylor Dane. Brian Culbertson fans will be delighted to hear the pianist surprisingly featured on trombone. The Urban Music Scene

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Michael joins Barry Manilow as his special guest

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Saxophonist Michael Lington To Appear As Special Guest On Barry Manilow’s
ONE LAST TIME! Tour

New York, NY (January 11, 2016) – Barry Manilow announced today he has invited Saxophonist Michael Lington to be his special guest on his ONE LAST TIME! Tour. Lington will join Manilow starting February 10th in Memphis, TN through March 19th in Wichita, KS (see full itinerary following).

Lington is a Danish/American saxophonist with eight acclaimed albums, 16 hit radio singles and hundreds of awe inspiring live performances. He has performed with Bobby Caldwell, Randy Crawford, Michael Bolton and numerous times for the Danish royal family. One of the highlights in his career was performing with pop legend Barry Manilow. He is excited to once again open for the music icon.

“I am thrilled to be Barry’s Special Guest for his ONE LAST TIME! Tour,” said Michael Lington. “His songs and recordings have earned a very special place in popular music – he is music royalty! This will no doubt be an amazing tour,” he added.

Michael Lington/Barry Manilow Tour Dates

Date City Venue
Feb. 10 Memphis, TN Fed Ex Forum
Feb. 11 Highland Heights, KY BB&T Arena
Feb. 12 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Feb. 17 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Feb. 18 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Feb. 19 Wichita, KS InTrust Bank Arena

Tickets for all dates of Manilow’s ONE LAST TIME! Tour are available NOW at www.manilow.com.

Michael performs in Germany for New Years

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Germany’s greatest Soul, Funk & Jazz-Party ! “The best way to celebrate the end of 2015 & ring in the a new year” – this is the theme for the SMOOTH JAZZ FESTIVAL AUGSBURG 2015: It’s the first time that the organizer smooth entertainment presents the stars of the international Smooth-Jazz-Scene around the turn of the year. As in the previous years, the four-days-festival is going to take place at the famous Park Theatre in Augsburg – the perfect surrounding for the big names performing on stage. Get tickets here: Augsburg Jazz Festival