Just 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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