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Ben Tankard’s Full Tank 2.0 Drops February 10th

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Ben Tankard, widely regarded as the “Godfather of Gospel Jazz” offers up a new installment of musical melodies in Full Tank 2.0, the follow up disc to his 2012 Grammy and Stellar nominated Full TanFull Tank 20k project.   The CD is filled with noteworthy music including the lead single, Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand) featuring Kirk Whalum and a cover of the Staple Singers’ classic, I’ll Take You There featuring Shirley Murdock.

Full Tank 2.0 hits stores and digital outlets on February 10th.  Be sure to catch the second season of the Tankard Family Reality Show Thicker Than Water on the Bravo Channel.

Ben Tankard And Fifth Third Bank Enable Young People To Fly

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Ben Tankard is committed to making a difference in the lives of young people.  The award winning producer, musician, minister, motivational speaker, licensed pilotBen and Jewel Tankard and  star of Bravo TV’s hit reality series  Thicker Than Water along with wife Jewel host an Urban Eagles youth summit offering young people at first hand look at aviation.  “I have friends that are stunt pilots, airplane mechanics, flight attendants, charter plane operators, and airline captains that will be on hand to talk ….. about the many opportunities available in aviation. We want to help kids soar,  exposing them to planes and relationships will help them develop their own wings (dreams).

Fifth Third Bank made a donation to assist in underwriting the costs of this year’s Urban Eagles youth summit.  The gift was presented during an event hosted by the financial institution celebrating Black History Month.  Tankard said, “we are so very thankful to Fifth Third Bank for sowing into these wonderful future aviators “.

Record Ratings For Tankard Family Reality Show

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Bravo has scored anotThicker Promoher winner with an up close and personal look into the lives of Stellar Award winner Ben and wife Jewel Tankard and their blended family . Thicker Than Water scored a record 1.86 million viewers with this past Sunday’s episode. Ben and Jewel have been on the talk show circuit with appearances on Fox News and Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live.

Tankard, widely regarded as the Godfather of Jazz/Gospel released his 18th solo smooth Jazz/Gospel project Full Tank this year.  The project received three Dove Award nominations and was also nominated for a Soul Train Music Award.  Thicker Than Water airs on Sunday evenings on the Bravo Network. Check your local listings for time and station in your area.

Bravo Announces New Reality Show With Ben Tankard

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Bravo Media announced the addition of an unpreceBTdented 17 new shows to their original programming slate, and amongst the new shows is Thicker Than Water: The Tankards.  The show follows the life of gospel jazz pioneer Ben Tankard and his family, dubbed the Black Brady Bunch as they work through life changes and hold on to faith.

The show is produced by Sirens Media and will debut on November 10th. Check your local listings for the time and station in your area.

 

Whitney Houston, Marvin Sapp and BeBe Winans Among Gospel/Inspirational Nominees at 2012 Soul Train Music Awards

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

 

Gospel A-Listers BeBe Winans, Marvin Sapp, Fred Hammond and Mary Mary round out the Best Gospel/Inspirational Category

 for the 2012 Soul Train Music Awards.  Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks are also nominated in the category for their performance of Celebrate from the movie Sparkle.  Gospel Jazz virtuoso Ben Tankard is among the nominees in the Best Contemporary Jazz Artist/Group Category.

The 2012 Soul Train Music Awards hosted by comedian and star of the TV Land Sitcom The Soul Man Cedric the Entertainer will tape on November 8th at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The two hour show will simulcast on the BET and Centric networks on Sunday, November 25th.  Check your local listings for the time.

 

Best Gospel/Inspirational Performance

BeBe Winans, “America America”

Fred Hammond, “I Feel Good”

Marvin Sapp, “My Testimony”

Mary Mary, “Go Get It”

Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks, “Celebrate”


Best Contemporary Jazz Artist/Group

Ben Tankard, Full Tank

Brian Culbertson, DREAMS

Cassandra Wilson, Another Country

Esperanza Spalding, Radio Music Society

Peter White, Here We Go

 

 

Ben Tankard: 20 Years with a New Full Tank

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Noted GospelJazz Music Pioneer Ben Tankard marks 20 years in the genre with the release of  a new project entitled Full Tank.  The new CD is his 18th solo release and features guest performances from Gerald Albright,  Take 6’s Mark Kibble, Tim Bowman and Cynthia Jones. (more…)