Michael Lington (born June 11, 1969) is a Danish-American contemporary saxophonist, songwriter, producer and recording artist. He is the grandson of Danish composer and band leader Otto Lington and has released 8 solo albums and 15 Radio and Records/Billboard radio singles. He has collaborated with Michael Bolton, Aaron Neville, Randy Crawford, Bobby Caldwell, Kenny Lattimore, Ryan Shaw, Joan Sebastian, Christian Castro and many others.
He is signed to the Agency for the Performing Arts (APA) for worldwide representation and has a publishing administration deal with Kobalt Music Publishing. Lington is an ASCAP songwriter/publisher and is a 17-year voting member of the Recording Academy (NARAS) He is a Yamaha Saxophone, Vandoren reeds and Sennheiser performing artist.
Lington's most recent album Soul Appeal was released April 8, 2014 by Copenhagen Music. His CD "Heat" reached #4 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Sales Chart. It entered the Billboard Heat Seeker chart at #39 and was named Jazztrax Album of the Year in 2008. Lington's duet with Aaron Neville, "That's When You Save Me", tied as Jazztrax Best Vocal Song of the Year. You & I, the first single from Heat, went to #2 on the national R&R chart. He was nominated for International Instrumentalist of the Year 2009.
Lington performed at the Royal Wedding of Denmark's future King Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary Donaldson at Fredensborg Castle and numerous other times for the Danish royal family.
He manages his own wine company LINGTON WINE and cigar company MICHAEL LINGTON CIGARS.
International Musician Magazine featured Lington on the cover of the November 2008 issue.