Ben Tankard Biography.
Ben Tankard is a former professional basketball player and an American gospel, jazz keyboardist producer, author, recording artist, and songwriter. He was born on January 10, 1964.
Tankard’s father was a minister and his mother a missionary they dwelt so much in church activities. due to that he developed his interest playing the drums at his early years. Tankard got scholarship after playing basketball in tuba in school. Although he was selected in the NBA draft, Tankard hurt his knee before the season started. At his free time, Tankard went to church and was inspired by a revival service to turn his life around. He ended up playing keyboards and released his first album, Keynote Speaker (Tribute, 1990), then learned about arranging and record production.In Tankard’s career he worked with Gerald Albright, Twinkie Clark, Fred Hammond, John P. Kee, Shirley Murdock Kelly Price, and Take 6.
Tankard got in touch to a third-grade school teacher named Yolanda Adams and signed her to Tribute. He produced her albums Through the Storm, Save the World, More Than A Melody, and Yolanda… Live in Washington. They linked and collaborated on over 40 compositions. He credits her voice for helping to bring his production style and keyboard playing to a large audience.
On July 16, 2011 Tankard got his 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 spoken at major venues and events for the NBA, Joel Osteen, and Bishop T.D. Jakes amongst others.
From 2012 Tankard has worked with the National Basketball Association (NBA) on special projects as a musician and a motivational speaker. He aided his support for the New York-based NBA League office player development division and his role allows him to share his success stories and show the players “how to have a life outside of basketball”. In Tankards his motivational sessions with the younger D-League players, Ben often plays a smoothjazz mini-concert from the piano as the players write out their goals and plans.
Ben Tankard Age
Ben Tankard was born on March 10,January 1974. tankard is 54 years old.
Ben Tankard Family
Tankard married Jewel LaGreen on January 27, 2000. They have a family of five children; Marcus, Brooklyn, Britney, Benji, and Cyrene, two daughters-in-law;Latisha and Shanira and three grandchildren; Diamond, Micah, and Billie.
Ben Tankard Wife
Ben Tankard wife Jewel Tankard,with whom they have five children. She was previously married to another man for two years with who she had one child. Jewel Tankard is a reality personality from the show Thicker Than Water,as well a business mogul and pastor. She hosted her own nationally syndicated show called the Jewel Tankard Show.
Ben Tankard Children
Tankard and his wife have five children; Marcus, Brooklyn, Britney, Benji and Cyrene.
Ben Tankard Net Worth
Ben Tankard has an estimated net worth of $5 million. According to article bio, Ben Tankard owns a three level $1,320,000 worth Mansion Murfreesboro, Tennessee, US. The house was built in 2001 and it consists of 5 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, a pool and it stands on 5,962 square feet area. Tankard house is fully furnished with total exotics. Ben Tankard is a car lover. In total, Ben Tankard has two hummer cars; and awesome MXT Truck RXT $90,000 luxury consumer truck.Two H2 hummers costing $32,000 each, one BMW bike S1000 XR, an Exceed Golf car, and two Mercedes SUVs and a stylish truck. Ben Tankard owns 1976 Cessna 421C which is worth $289,000 and a 43220D plane which costs $300,000.
Ben Tankard News
Ben Tankard wins 15th Stellar Award
Ben Tankard is living a Full Tank Life. Being godfather of Gospel Jazz was recently inducted into the Stellar Awards Honors Hall of Fame at the 2018 Stellar Awards in March. Tankard’s honor by The Stellar Awards exemplifies his lifetime of achievements in the Gospel Music industry as an artist, musician and producer.
The 15-time Stellar Award winner has has received numerous awards and accolades on his recent 3-Volume FULL TANK gospel/jazz CD and his best-selling, hardback, self-help book The Full Tank Life: Fuel Your Dreams-Ignite Your Destiny.
Tankard moving across the country this spring and summer on a whirlwind book and Cd tour to empower everyone to live a Full Tank Life! His The Full Tank Life: Fuel Your Dreams, Ignite Your Destiny book was named an Essence Magazine Inspirational Book of the Year and is available now in hardback, paperback, ebook and audiobook versions (published by FaithWords / Hachette Publishing).
“Jewel and I are super excited for the great things that God has done for us in music, ministry, TV and business,” Tankard shares. “We are eager to reach back and help others by coming to their cities to be an encouragement.”
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With tour co-sponsor SHELL AVIATION on board to provide a “Full Tank” of aircraft fuel, The Tankards are flying their airplanes into smaller communities to minister at churches and for organizations that would not normally be able to afford to bring an A-List artist, author or television personality to their city.
“We are delighted to have Subway, Walmart and Shell Aviation in our corner,” states Tankard. “We are only planning to travel into fifty more cities with our 2-hour Full Tank Life Tour event before we start shooting season four of The Tankards TV show later this year.”
Most of the Tankard’s Full Tank Life Tour dates will be FREE to the public via corporate sponsors. Each tour date will consist of a meet and greet, a mini-concert, a life inspiring seminar and a book signing with Ben and his wife Jewel. Churches and organizations are encouraged to contact The Destiny Center at 615-907-0185 / firstname.lastname@example.org to book the Tankards for a tour date.
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Ben Tankard Full Tank Life Tour Dates:
Fuel Your Dreams, Ignite Your Destiny
April 28 Tuskegee, AL Tuskegee University
April 30 Orlando, FL
May 18 Norcross, GA
May 19 Columbus, GA
May 20 Phoenix City, AZ
May 25 Gainesville, FL
May 26 Keystone, FL
May 27 Miami, FL
May 28 Atlanta, GA
June 1-3 Birmingham, AL Jazzfest
June 8 Daytona Beach, FL
June 9 Tampa, FL Jazzfest
June 10 Sarasota, FL
June 15 Warner Robbins, GA
June 16 Alma, GA
June 22 Spartanburg, SC
June 23 Durham, NC
June 29 Bowling Green, KY
June 30 Exmore, VA
Ben Tankard Twitter
The source for "The Blessing" is the same force behind the wind. You can see the effects of it but the power behind it is invisible. KEEP YOUR FAITH….. God is working behind the scenes for you. #TheFullTankLifeBookTour pic.twitter.com/YoDq1d7wzr
— Ben Tankard (@BenTankard) September 2, 2018