Grooves at The Westin presents Michael Lington, Steve Oliver and the LA Collective

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Michael Lington, Steve Oliver with the LA Collective.

Having performed for the royal family in his home country of Denmark Michael Lington has released 10 solo albums since his debut in the US and has 23 singles that have charted on the Billborad and Radio and Records contemporary jazz radio charts.[Over the course of his career, Lington has collaborated with Michael Bolton, Bobby Caldwell, Barry Manilow , Taylor Dane, Brian Culbertson and many others. Joining Michael will be guitarist vocalist Steve Oliver . A dynamic and entertaining performer Steve has been mesmerizing audiences with his unique vocal stylings and synth acoustic guitar. Steve’s newest release “Illuminate” is the much-anticipated eleventh career album from multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer . Steve returns with a record deeply rooted in contemporary jazz guitar melodies and Steve’s trademark wordless vocalese. His first collection of new original instrumentals since 2012, Illuminate shines a light upon Steve’s highly successful career – one that has produced multiple #1 hits on the Billboard charts and countless radio staples over nearly two decades.

Backing them will be the hottest new ensemble in smooth jazz The LA Collective . LA Collective, a contemporary Jazz group, is their musical persona galvanizes the stage with high powered energy and they delight in each other’s company which creates a palpable synergy. This group is comprised of four accomplished musicians, guitarist ADAM HAWLEY, drummer TONY MOORE, keyboardist GREG MANNING and bassist DARRYL WILLIAMS.
The LA Collective originally came together as a backup band for different artists on the 2014 Dave Koz Cruise to Alaska. However, the band’s success catapulted them into deciding they would be a permanent fixture in the Southern California contemporary jazz music scene. There is a raw energy to their sound, which is a blend of jazz, funk, Latin and soul. The group draws directly from the diverse talents of its members and the “collective energy” they manifest on stage. Get energized for the holiday season with this unique Holiday concert!

The Making Of ‘Silver Lining’ – Watch the trailer

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Hi friends – Now that my new album Silver Lining is out and off to a fantastic start (we debuted #4 on the BILLBOARD jazz sales chart) I thought it would be interesting for you to see some behind the scenes and in-depth clips and stories about the making of it. The journey recording this album has been one of the most memorable experiences of my life and I’m so happy to share it with you.

Enjoy, ML

New album ‘Silver Lining’ out now

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Dear friends – Well, the time has come! Silver Lining is finally here. It’s been 2 years in the making and what a fun journey it has been. From L.A. to Memphis to N.Y. and everywhere in between. This has been the most fun and rewarding album I have recorded to date on so many levels. I couldn’t have done without my producer Barry Eastmond, my special guests Dave Stewart & William Bell and of course all the extremely talented musicians, engineers and my incredible team. I am so proud of this project and I hope you have enjoyed hearing samples of the new music but now you can hear the full album. I am currently in Washington DC where I will be opening for Barry Manilow tonight and tomorrow – What a way to kick off this release. I appreciate your friendship so much and can’t wait to see you on the road.


With gratitude,

New single “Jaywalking” ft. Paul Jackson Jr | Stream, pre-order and download now

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When I first started playing the sax, one of the first albums I listened to was David Sanborn’s Straight To The Heart. I loved the interplay between Sanborns’s sax and Hiram Bullock’s guitar so I wrote and recorded JAYWALKING based on that idea. I invited one of the greatest guitarists, Paul Jackson Jr. to join me, and I’m really thrilled with how it turned out.


– ML

New single “People Get Ready” ft. William Bell | Stream, pre-order and download now

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One of the highlights of making Silver Lining was working with one of the original Soul men, William Bell. I am so excited for you to get the behind the scenes look at the making of our song, the Curtis Mayfield classic PEOPLE GET READY. This was such a fun experience to record and film this at the very historic Royal Studios in Memphis, TN and I think you can get the sense from the video how authentic and organic the process was.


– ML

New Album ‘Silver Lining’ Out June 8th | Stream “City Life” ft. Dave Stewart Now

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I am so excited and proud to announce the release of my 10th album, Silver Lining, out June 8th. Pre-order and listen to the first single “City Life” ft. Dave Stewart by clicking here. (Read more below.)

We have been working on this project for 2 years, writing new songs and recording. It has taken us from Sunset Sound Studio in Los Angeles to Royal Studios in Memphis and many other locations including New York and the Bahamas. This one may be my favorite because of the songs and the pure joy of recording live in the studio with some of greatest musicians in the world including my special guests; Dave Stewart (of the Eurythmics), Ray Parker Jr, William Bell, Paul Jackson Jr, Lenny Castro, Teddy Campbell, Freddie Washington and even the original funk brother Jack Ashford and so many more amazing talented musicians. I also must mention my co-writer and producer Barry Eastmond who at the helm has created such a fun, uplifting feel-good record! I can’t wait for you to hear all the new music and see you at my live shows. I have some really fun things planned with my band and special guests, including the amazing Kenny Lattimore and also just announced – my band and I have been invited once again to open up for Barry Manilow. Thank you to every single one of you for being such a great friend and supporter through the years. Hope you enjoy the new music and can’t wait to see you again soon. – ML

Blue Note Hawaii – Sep. 12 & 13

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Michael and Band performs for the first time at The Blue Note Jazz Club in Honolulu, Hawaii – September 12 & 13, 2017 – 2 shows per night. For details and tickets go to tour section.