Sam Hankins graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in music performance and a Bachelors Degree and a Masters Degree in music education. He performed in the Glenn Miller big band and with artists such as The O’Jays, Aretha Franklin, Kool and the Gang, The Temptations, and The Dells.
Sam has more than one iron in the fire. Dream Catcher (2011) might find your attention at CDBaby. His smooth jazz CD Nothing Between Us was released in 2012. The latter is available via his website. Sam returned to Chicago in the fall of 2010 and was hired as Band Director at Christ Our Savior Catholic School, where he is still teaching his students.
His brand new project called Do That Thang drop March 10th, 2016. Artists on this album are Sam Hankins- Trumpet & Flugelhorn, Julz Prescott- Lyrics & Vocals, Demetrice Everett- Drums, Tim Gant- Keyboards, Terry Tuck- Bass Guitar, Joel Del Rosario- Guitar, Marcellus Hankins- Lyrics & Vocal, Audley Reid ll- Tenor Saxophone, Chris Godber- Tenor Saxophone, and Symon (Simon Ayantola)- Lyrics & Vocals. This album is available at CDBaby.