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Ben Tankard – Rise!

American’s top Gospel/Jazz man proves why he is the “Quincy Jones of Gospel” with this stunning new Smooth Jazz CD full of collaborations. Starring super-guests: Marion Meadows, Kirk Whalum, Paul Jackson, Jr. as well as three new artists “on the rise”.

Ben Tankard’s newest Instrumental release Rise! provides a musical backdrop for the listener to dream, meditate, and ascend. Grammy-winning special guests include: Marion Meadows on sax with title track Rise ! (a remake of Herb Alpert’s smash hit from 1979), Kirk Whalum on sax with “It’s Working” (William Murphy remake ) and Paul Jackson, Jr. on guitar for “More Rain”. Tankard also presents featured performances by some young artists that are on the “Rise”: Dejuan Williams, 1LV, and Kyle Schroeder on their own tracks as well as two fun tracks with his ghost band (Unlisted Number) and alter ego.

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Ben Tankard – Full Tank 3: Cantankerous

Modern-day Renaissance man and star of Bravo’s Thicker Than Water Ben Tankard offers powerful motivation through his smooth jazz music. Full Tank 3: Cantankerous is the third and final volume of his Full Tank series and the perfect listening companion to his national bestselling self-help motivational book ” The Full Tank Life”.

Just run a cdbaby search on the name ” Ben Tankard ” and over 300 artists compare their music styles to his. As one the most influential talents of our time! He is considered The Godfather of Gospel Jazz !

When Ben left pro basketball with an injury he turned to his true love, music. He has never had formal lessons and plays several instruments including piano, guitar, tuba, drums and electronic sax and trumpet. As a gifted producer he is considered the ” Quincy Jones of Gospel ” with his ability to surround himself with stellar talent. Over his career he has produced 300 songs and worked with platinum artists, Yolanda Adams, Kirk Whalum, Gerald Albright, Kelly Price, Take-6, John P. Kee, the Winans family, and Fred Hammond among others.

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Ben Tankard – Full Tank 2.0

Full Tank 2.0Just run a CDBaby search on the name ” Ben Tankard ” and over 300 artists compare their music to his. Ben Tankard is one the most influential talents of our time! He is considered The Godfather of GospelJazz! He is also an aircraft pilot, former NBA basketball player, motivational speaker, pastor, record company CEO and international TV star with the top family reality TV show on Bravo/NBC: “Thicker Than Water: The Tankards” with a record setting 14 million viewers for season one. Season two begins early 2015 with episodes that track Ben as he produces, and performs his award winning music while raising a large family, running a community charity outreach center and several businesses.

When Ben left pro basketball with an injury he turned to his true love, music. He has never had formal lessons and plays several instruments including piano, guitar, tuba, drums and electronic sax and trumpet. As a gifted producer he is considered the ” Quincy Jones of Gospel ” with his ability to surround himself with stellar talent. Over his career he has produced 300 songs and worked with platinum artists, Yolanda Adams, Kirk Whalum, Gerald Albright, Kelly Price, Take-6, John P. Kee, the Winans family, and Fred Hammond among others.

Full Tank 2.0 is the highly anticipated follow up CD to Ben’s smash 2012 Grammy/Stellar/Dove Nominated hit “Full Tank”. FT 2.0 features: Kirk Whalum (sax), Paul Jackson, Jr (guitar), Shirley Murdock (vocals), Michael Manson (bass), and Nicholas Cole (keys). Hot!

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Ben Tankard – Full Tank

Ben Tankard (born January 24, 1964) is a former professional basketball player and an American gospel, jazz keyboardist producer, songwriter and motivational speaker. Ben dropped out of college after one year to play minor league pro basketball in Canada. He was invited to an NBA camp but was injured and cut. Ben rebounded from his basketball injury to become the world’s bestselling and most popular musician in gospel jazz music.

On July 16, 2011 Tankard was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Musical Excellence as an artist, producer, and songwriter by The Atlanta Gospel-fest. Ben Tankard is also a noted speaker and has spoke at major venues and events for the National Basketball Association, Joel Osteen, and Bishop T.D. Jakes amongst others.

Tankard’s sixteenth studio album, the highly anticipated ” Ben Tankard / Full Tank ” on his revamped Tribute Records (Ben-Jamin’ Universal Music & Film) label. It features music from legendary producer-songwriters, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and special guest appearances by Mark Kibble / Take 6, & Gerald Albright and others. This is the launch pad release that marks his return to the corporate executive chair.

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