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Commissioned - 100% match to Ben Tankard

Genres: Christian & Gospel
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Jonathan Butler - 82% match to Ben Tankard

Genres: Christian & Gospel Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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October 1961, Cape Town, South Africa. Butler began his professional career as a guitarist, leaning strongly towards jazz. Later, resident in England, he added engaging vocals to his instrumental skills and broadened his repertoire to incorporate urban, reggae, gospel and Brazilian music. Underscoring all of his work, however, are Butler’s African musical roots. He bega Read more

Fred Hammond - 78% match to Ben Tankard

Genres: Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Detroit, Michigan, USA. One of the legends of contemporary gospel music, Hammond’s workload and commitment has won him an expansive fanbase and the unreserved respect of his peers. His talents first came to light in the early 80s as bass player and vocalist with the Winans, and then as a founder member of the Grammy-nominated gospel sextet Commissioned. After 12 years s Read more

Boney James - 77% match to Ben Tankard

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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James Oppenheim, 1 September 1961, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA. Raised in New Rochelle, New York, Boney James played clarinet at school, then the tenor saxophone and later the alto and soprano. His early musical tastes leaned towards contemporary pop, fusion and rock, including Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind And Fire and Grover Washington Jnr. His family moved to Los Angeles in 1 Read more

Tim Bowman - 71% match to Ben Tankard

Genres: Jazz
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Brian Simpson - 67% match to Ben Tankard

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Illinois, USA. Raised in Gurnee, north of Chicago, Simpson began playing piano at an early age, and owing to his father’s record collection was inclined towards jazz from the outset. Oscar Peterson was a notable influence, although he also listened to jazz guitarists such as Wes Montgomery and Joe Pass. Simpson studied at Columbia College and at Northern Illinois Univer Read more

Pieces Of A Dream - 67% match to Ben Tankard

Genres: Jazz R&B / Soul
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Kirk Whalum - 65% match to Ben Tankard

Genres: Christian & Gospel Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 July 1958, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. An accomplished tenor saxophonist, from the mid-80s onwards Whalum has found a lucrative niche playing smooth jazz. Raised in Memphis, he began playing in his father’s church choir before graduating to jazz during high school. He formed his own band while studying at Texas Southern University in Houston, and received his first brea Read more

Najee - 60% match to Ben Tankard

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz
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Peter White - 59% match to Ben Tankard

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
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Gerald Veasley - 54% match to Ben Tankard

Genres: Jazz R&B / Soul
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Norman Brown - 54% match to Ben Tankard

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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18 December 1970, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Brown played guitar from around the age of eight, initially taking his cue from contemporary pop artists. By chance he heard Wes Montgomery on record and this redirected his interest towards jazz. Moving to Los Angeles, he studied at the Musician’s Institute, a move that led to his developing a thorough foundation for his ca Read more

Jeff Lorber - 53% match to Ben Tankard

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 November 1952, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. A pioneer of the smooth jazz/New Adult Contemporary format, keyboard player Lorber’s compositions are characterized by syncopated, chromatic melody and modal writing and a seamless fusion of electric jazz, rock, R&B and funk styles. Lorber started playing the piano when he was four and played in local R&B bands w Read more

Kim Waters - 52% match to Ben Tankard

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Maryland, USA. Born into a musical family, Waters began playing saxophone at an early age. His technical proficiency was remarkable, allowing him to play comfortably in jazz and R&B formats. He worked with childhood friend Cyrus Chestnut, sometimes playing jazz but also as members of a group backing a hotel lounge act. With his brothers James and Eric Waters, he also for Read more

Marvin Sapp - 52% match to Ben Tankard

Genres: Christian & Gospel Music Videos & Concerts
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