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Franklin, TN benefit concert

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Team Innis Productions is proud to announce the 3rd Annual “Jammin For One Gen Away” Concert, September 26, 2017, at the historic Franklin Theatre.

Contemporary saxophonist Michael Lington returns to headline for the third time, along with the debut of country duo, The Okies, with Oklahoma Hall of Fame Members Dave Innis and Paul Gregg of Restless Heart fame.

The star-studded event, hosted by Newschannel 5 anchor Steve Hayslip, will feature a celebration of One Generation Away and their work to eliminate hunger in America. All artists are donating their time and talent and 100% of the proceeds will benefit OneGen. For every dollar raised, OneGenAway can purchase $16 of nutritious food to distribute to families in need in Middle Tennessee.

The event will include legendary musicians and artists from LA to Nashville, including guest stars Heath Wright of Ricochet fame, and Country Soul singer/songwriter James Otto. Bruce Gaitsch, Tim Denbo, Scott Sheriff, Dan Needham, and Keith & Janna Landry comprise the world class house band, among other surprise guests!

Says Innis, “We are so grateful to continue to bring awareness to an exceptional charity three years in a row, fighting hunger & poverty in our community and beyond. To be able to amass such a talented group of entertainers each year who all generously give of themselves is humbling. You don’t want to miss this show!”

To inquire about VIP seating packages which include an invitation to our premiere VIP Cocktail Pre-show Party with the Stars, or to inquire about block seating for 4, please email tickets4onegen@gmail.com .

To learn more about One Generation Away and “Jammin for One Gen Away”, visit www.onegenaway.com and #JoinTheMovement!

The Foreign Affair Tour 2017

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Michael Lington, Marc Antoine and Alex Bugnon join forces to create The Foreign Affair Tour 2017.
Combining the talents of three chart-topping jazz artists all hailing from Europe – the FOREIGN AFFAIR TOUR – promises a show of high energy music with an international flair. MICHAEL LINGTON – SAX: Michael Lington is a Danish-American contemporary saxophonist, songwriter, producer, recording artist and a purveyor of soul and contemporary jazz. Lington has released 9 solo albums and has 20 singles that have charted on the Billboard and Radio & Records contemporary jazz radio charts. ALEX BUGNON – KEYBOARDS: Jazz pianist Alex Bugnon has been a prolific, energetic force on the contemporary music scene for more than two decades. A renowned musician/composer/bandleader, Bugnon hales from the picturesque town of Montreux, Switzerland. MARC ANTOINE – GUITAR: Guitarist, composer and producer, Marc Antoine, was born in Paris. Marc’s Career boasts many # 1 hits on R&R contemporary jazz charts, not to mention the Billboard charts. He has received numerous nominations for jazz awards.

First review for SECOND NATURE

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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

Michael and friends in Havana, Cuba

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Join Michael, contemporary Jazz Impresario Sandy Shore along with saxophonist Jessy J on this extraordinary cultural exchange trip that includes all legal travel visas and will focus on the rhythms and beats of Cuba. It includes visits to magical UNESCO* Heritage sites of Old Havana and Vinales, where you will learn about the gardens, art and architecture of these historical cities and have an opportunity to personally interface with locals.
Availability to The Havana Jazz Experience is extremely limited, for more info go to: The Havana Jazz Experience

Michael to perform at the Yarnell 19 Phoenix Benefit concert

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On friday august 2nd, 2013, Michael will appear at the Orpheum theater in Phoenix, AZ  for an all star benefit concert for the 19 firefighters that lost their lives in the Yarnell fire. Also appearing is George Benson, Peter White,  Brian Culbertson, Eric Darius, Warren Hill, Euge Groove and many more. For more information go to: www.arizonajazzfestival.com/

Michael, Jessy and Jonathan

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Michael Lington, Jessy J and Jonathan Fritzen will be performing for the San Diego jazz Festival, Las Vegas Jazz Festival and Arizona Jazz Festival. This will be the first time the three of them have performed live together. They have previously recorded on each others CD’s. For dates and tickets visit the tour page.