New CD Soul Appeal drops April 8th

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Michael is finished recording his new CD. It features guest R&B vocalist, Kenny Lattimore (pictured) and Ryan Shaw. The CD also features an all star cast of musicians like; Freddie Washington, Teddy Campbell, Paul Jackson Jr, Ray Parker Jr., Lenny Castro and many more. The album is produced by Barry Eastmond and recorded/mixed by Ray Bardani. It’s being released on April 8th 2014.

Michael is back in the studio

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Michael Is back in the studio recording his 8th CD. It’s a soul record and its being recorded at the legendary Sunset Sound studio in Hollywood, CA, where some of the biggest albums of our time have been made. It is produced by Barry Eastmond and Engineered by Ray Bardani and features an all star cast of musicians and artists including: Kenny Lattimore, Paul Jackson jr, Freddie Washington, Teddy Campbell, Ray parker Jr and many more to be announced.

Michael And Keiko Matsui in Temecula, CA

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On October 13th, 2013, Michael with his band and Keiko matsui with her band will perform a double concert at Thornton Winery in Temecula, CA. Show starts at 4pm and tickets are available at: www.thorntonwine.com.

Michael headlines benefit in Sacramento, CA

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On October 12th 2013, Michael will headline “Sax On The River” benefit concert in Sacramento, CA. The event promotes breast cancer awareness and raises funds to a non-profit organization that helps women cancer patients and their families. For information and tickets go to: www.saxontheriver.com

Michael performing in Las Vegas

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Michael will be back in Las Vegas on Saturday September 28th performing at The Las Vegas Jazz Festival. He will be performing a show together with Jessy J and Jonathan Fritzen. For tickets and Full Line up go to: http://www.lvjazzfestival.com/

Michael appearing at the Genuine Jazz Fest, CO

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On august 24th, 2013 Michael will appear at the Genuine Jazz Festival at the Copper Mountain Resort in Colorado. Also performing is an all star line up of other headliners such as Rick Braun, Kim Waters, Marion Meadows and more. For tickets and more information go to www.genuinejazz.com

Michael and Bill performing in Las Vegas

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Bill Champlin, formerly of CHICAGO and SONS OF CHAMPLIN, will join Michael on tour as his special guest at Santa Fe Station Casino in Las Vegas on July 13th 2013. Show will consist of the songs Bill Champlin made famous with CHICAGO and as a songwriter, such as: Hard Habit To Break, Look Away, In The Heat of The Night, Turn Your Love Around, and After The Love Is Gone. Champlin will also be playing keyboards and guitar on Michael’s songs like Pacifica, you and I, Show Me, Two Of A Kind, Twice In A Lifetime, Roadtrip and many more. For Tickets go to: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Michael-Lington-tickets/artist/783472

More dates to be announced

Michael Joins Brian Culbertson in Napa Valley

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From June 5th to 9th 2013, Michael will join Culbertson, Larry Graham, Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum, Norman Brown, Eric Darius, Ray Parker Jr and many more for the 2nd annual Napa Valley Jazz getaway hosted by Brian Culbertson. In addition to performing, Michael will host a cigar party at Prager Port Winery and at the late night hangs at the Westin hotel in Napa. For the full schedule, activities and tickets,  go to: www.napavalleyjazzgetaway2013.com.