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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.