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Ben Tankard net worth: Ben Tankard is an American former professional basketball player and gospel musician who has a net worth of $5 million dollars. Ben Tankard was born in Daytona Beach, Florida, and began playing professional basketball in Canada his sophomore year of college. He was injured while at NBA camp, and shifted his focus to producing, writing, and performing gospel music. The decision to focus on a music career proved to be a very good one. Since bursting onto the scene in the early 90s, he has racked up a large number of major music awards and nominations, and a steady string of best-selling solo albums, and tracks and albums for other artists. He has won twelve Stellar Awards, and has also received three Grammy nominations, and eight Dove Award nominations. He is the best-selling gospel jazz instrumentalist in the world, and has produced and written tracks for numerous other artists, including Yolanda Adams, Take 6, Kelly Price, and Gerald Albright, among many others.
Ben Tankard (born January 24, 1964) is a former professional basketball player and an American gospel, jazz keyboardist producer, songwriter and motivational speaker. Ben dropped out of college after one year to play minor league pro basketball in Canada. He was invited to an NBA camp but was injured and cut. Ben rebounded from his basketball injury to become the world's bestselling and most popular musician in gospel jazz music.
Often referred to as the "Godfather of Gospel Jazz", Ben Tankard discovered Yolanda Adams, signed her to his independent record label, Tribute Records (Ben-Jamin' Universal Music) and produced several of her earlier works. Tankard has also recorded a series of well received instrumental solo albums and soundtracks, with music styles ranging from pop to R&B to smooth jazz. Tankard was the first artist to dedicate complete instrumental albums to a mixture of gospel and jazz, thus the term "gospeljazz".
Since he came on the scene in 1990 Ben's musical accomplishments have earned him a total of three Grammy nominations, eight Dove Award nominations, and twelve Stellar Awards including 2010's "Best Instrumental Album" for his Mercy, Mercy, Mercy CD. This was his career highest charting release and featured an instrumental remake of the Chris Tomlin Christian hit song, "How Great Is Our God". Though many of Tankard's releases have received heavy rotation on gospel and smooth jazz stations, The Weather Channel, XM Satellite Radio and cable TV's Music Choice, Mercy, Mercy, Mercy was the first CD in the history of Billboard Magazine to chart on the gospel, contemporary jazz, and jazz chart all at the same time.
With his ability to assemble stellar talent for his recordings, Tankard has been also been called the "Quincy Jones of Gospel", and is the bestselling gospeljazz instrumentalist in the world with 15 solo albums to his credit. In additional to his extensive work with Yolanda Adams, Tankard has produced and collaborated with several ot

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He’s the world's best-selling Gospel Jazz musician, has won twelve Stellar Gospel Music Awards, and has multiple Grammy™ and Dove Award nominations from his Gold and Platinum albums. With twenty years of Gospel Jazz, Ben Tankard is continuing to sculpt ...
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*“My parents and siblings, we all have a past,” said Cyrene, youngest daughter to three-time Grammy Award and 11-time Dove Award nominee, and 12-time Stellar Award winning Gospel/Jazz musician Ben Tankard, about what the audience will discover about ...
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Hollywood, CA — ”Thicker Than Water” is a Slam Dunk ! LIGHTNING RELEASES (4/7/2014) – 6’6 former Pro basketball shooting guard Ben Tankard is used to slam dunks on the court. Now he is “slamming” on other “courts” as well. Thicker Than ...
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