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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!