Ben Tankard Wiki,Biography, Net Worth

Ben Tankard is a 58-years-old American Jazz musician from the United States of America. his estimated net worth is $1 Million to $5 Million Approx. Jump into read his life Facts, Wikipedia and biographies Details

Ben Tankard Biography – Wiki

According to the wiki and biography of Ben Tankard was born on January 10, 1964 in United States of America. let’s check out the Ben’s personal and public life facts, Wikipedia, bio, spouse, net worth, and career details.

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On February 12, 2019 Rise! was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Album. Within a week, the single “Rise!” climbed to #1 on Billboard Magazine’s SmoothJazz Songs Airplay chart. On August 20, 2019 “Rise” was nominated for a Gospel Music Association Dove Award as “Best Instrumental Recording” and named as a performer and presenter for the Dove Awards festivities October 15, 2019.

On December 3, 2019 Tankard was named as a finalist for SmoothJazz Network’s Breakout Artist of 2019.


On March 24, 2018, he was inducted into gospel music Honors Hall of Fame by The Stellar Awards. On April 28, 2018, he was named honorary Tuskegee Airman.


In 2002, Tankard and his wife started the Destiny Center Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, which is also the national headquarters for the record label, Tribute/Ben-Jamin’. His motivational self-help book entitled The Full Tank Life was released on August 30, 2016. It became a national bestseller and was named Essence Magazine Inspirational Book Of The Year for 2016. Since 2013, Tankard and his family have starred in the reality television series Thicker Than Water for the Bravo network.

On February 20, 2016, Tankard won the gospel Stellar Awards for his CD: Full Tank 2.0. The gospel Stellar Award is considered the highest honor in Gospel Music and winning this award fifteen times makes Tankard the most awarded Gospel Instrumentalist of all-time. Full Tank 2.0 was also nominated for 2016 Dove Award for Best Instrumental CD.


He was also nominated for a BlueMic award and won it for Best Instrumental Artist on July 12, 2013, at the Gospel BlueMic Awards in Chesapeake, Virginia.


Tankard’s eighteenth studio album, Ben Tankard/Full Tank, was released on June 5, 2012, on his revamped Tribute Records (Ben-Jamin’ Universal Music & Film) label. It features music from producer-songwriters, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and guest appearances by Mark Kibble/Take 6, and Gerald Albright. The lead single from this release, “Sunday Vibes” featuring Tim Bowman on guitar, was released on May 20 and became the No. 1 most played song on Watercolors (Sirius XM). The album debuted its first week on the Billboard and top sellers charts in three categories: Jazz, Gospel, and Southern Gospel, a first for Tankard in that genre. Ben Tankard/Rise!, was released on September 28, 2018. It features music from William Murphy, Drake, and Herb Alpert. The lead single and title track is a remake of Albert’s 1979 multi-million selling instrumental hit Rise (Herb Alpert album). This release, Tankard’s twentieth, entered the Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart at #9, Jazz Chart #12 and Gospel Chart #11, as well as Amazon jazz bestsellers list #2.

Since 2012 Tankard has worked with the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a musician and speaker. He provides support for the New York-based NBA office of player development. His role allows him to share his stories and encourage players to find a life outside basketball. In his motivational sessions with young players, he often plays a smooth-jazz mini-concert from the piano as the players write their goals and plans.

In October 2012, Ben Tankard/Full Tank appeared on the Grammy Award ballot for six Grammy Awards. They included Pop Instrumental Album, Improvised Jazz Solo, Instrumental Composition, Instrumental Arrangement, and Instrumental Arrangement for vocal and Engineered Album.

In September 2012, Ben Tankard/ Full Tank was nominated by the Soul Train Music Awards for Best Contemporary Jazz Artist and the Stellar Awards for Best Urban Contemporary Performance.


On July 16, 2011 Tankard was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Musical Excellence by the Atlanta Gospel-fest.


He has received Grammy nominations, Dove Award nominations, and many Stellar Awards, including Best Instrumental Album in 2010 for Mercy, Mercy, Mercy Although many of Tankard’s albums have received airplay on gospel and smooth jazz stations, The Weather Channel, XM Satellite Radio and Music Choice, Mercy, Mercy, Mercy was the first album in the history of Billboard magazine to appear on the gospel, contemporary jazz, and jazz chart simultaneously.


He and Shirley Murdock received Gold records for their WOW Gospel 2006 collaboration which climbed to No. 1 on the Gospel chart and No. 20 on the Billboard Top 200. It was certified Gold for more sales of over 500,000 units. His arrangement of the Lionel Richie song “Jesus Is Love” has been one of the most played songs on Sirius XM Radio gospel channel for ten years. His album Full Tank 3: CanTANKerous (2017) reached No. 1 on the Smooth Jazz Amazon Bestseller list and entered the Billboard Gospel chart at No. 15 and the Billboard Jazz chart at No. 18. He has been a BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) writer for over 25 years.


Tankard’s father was a minister and his mother a missionary. In church, he played drums at an early age. He played tuba in school and received a basketball scholarship. Although he was selected in the NBA draft, he hurt his knee before the season started. During a period of homelessness, he went to church and was inspired by a revival service to turn his life around. He began playing keyboards and spent several years working as a dogcatcher to make ends meet. He was hired by a music store as a keyboard demonstrator where he learned about arranging and record production. Tankard developed a small home studio and released his first album, “All Keyed Up” on Atlanta International Records in 1989 winning a gospel Stellar Award for new artist of the year. He followed with Keynote Speaker (Tribute, 1990). He has worked with Gerald Albright, Twinkie Clark, Fred Hammond, John P. Kee, Shirley Murdock, Kelly Price, and Take 6.


Ben Tankard (born January 10, 1964) is an American gospel/smoothjazz musician, producer, reality-tv Dad, author and motivational speaker from Daytona Beach, Florida. His instruments include the synthesizer, piano, tuba, drums, guitar, and percussion. Often referred to as the “Godfather of Gospel/Jazz”, his instrumental music has bridged the gap between two genres and charted at #1 Billboard Smooth Jazz and Gospel Charts. Standing 6’6″ tall, he is a former professional basketball player (shooting guard).

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Real NameBen Tankard
ProfessionJazz musician

Age, Birthdate, Religion, and BirthPlace

Age (2021)58 Years
BirthplaceDaytona Beach
Date Of BirthJanuary 10, 1964
HometownDaytona Beach
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Ben Tankard Net Worth

The Ben Tankard Estimated Net worth is $80K – USD $85k.

Monthly Income/Salary (approx.)$80K – $85k USD
Net Worth (approx.)$4 million- $6 million USD

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