Ben Tankard is one the most influential musicians of our time ! Few people can be considered the creator or pioneer of a
genre, but Ben Tankard single handedly introduced jazz flavored melodies to the Gospel music arena in 1990, and the
instrumental music world has never been the same. He is considered The Godfather of GospelJazz ! You may remember Ben in
the 1980 s as a pro basketball player in the CBA / NBA ( He is now a motivational speaker for the NBA ). Later, in the
1990 s you may remember Ben as the producer who discovered Yolanda Adams and produced 40 songs for her, many of them
number one hits (including: Even Me, Just A Prayer A Way, Through The Storm, Battle Is The Lord s, , Let Us Worship Him)
on his Tribute label. But what MOST know about about Ben is his soft , relaxing smoothjazz melodies with Inspirational
themes and soft vocals that have been at the top of the charts for the last two decades. Just turn on the Weather
Channel, XM radio Watercolors, Cable TV s Music Choice and you are sure to hear Ben s music within minutes. In fact,
turn to ANY Gospel station and will hear Ben s music at least 4 times an hour in the background on commercial, prayers,
and announcement. His music is the MOST USED MUSIC IN GOSPEL RADIO ! This 12 time Stellar Award winner has also been
called The Quincy Jones Of Gospel because of his ability to surround himself with Stellar talented special guests on
his CDs. Ben s newest release Full Tank showcases his BEST work ever with special guest vocal appearances from: Grammy
winner Mark Kibble/Take - 6 , Neo Soul sensation, Cynthia Jones, and Ben s mega hit background group Tribe of Benjamin.
Special guest musicians include: Gerald Albright on sax, and Tim Bowman on guitar.