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Commissioned - 100% match to Ben Tankard

Genres: Christian & Gospel
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Bob Baldwin - 88% match to Ben Tankard

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 December 1960, Mount Vernon, New York, USA. Taught to play piano from the age of four by his father, Robert Baldwin Snr., a pianist and bass player, he was influenced by the recorded work of diverse artists, mainly from the jazz world, including Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Marvin Gaye, Herbie Hancock, Ramsey Lewis, Oscar Peterson, Patrice Rushen, his uncle Larry Willis, and Read more

Kim Burrell - 85% match to Ben Tankard

Genres: Christian & Gospel
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Men Of Standard - 80% match to Ben Tankard

Genres: Christian & Gospel
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Jonathan Butler - 78% 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

Stephen Hurd - 77% match to Ben Tankard

Genres: Christian & Gospel
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Brian Simpson - 76% 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

Kirk Whalum - 74% 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

Daryl Coley - 73% match to Ben Tankard

Genres: Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal
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Gregg Karukas - 71% match to Ben Tankard

Genres: Jazz
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Chris Standring - 70% match to Ben Tankard

Genres: Jazz
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Marion Meadows - 69% match to Ben Tankard

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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West Virginia, USA. Raised in Connecticut, Meadows began playing clarinet and studying classical music at the age of eight. He heard numerous jazz artists on record, including Stanley Turrentine, Johnny Hodges, Coleman Hawkins and Sidney Bechet. The impression made by his hearing the last named, prompted him to settle on the soprano saxophone as his principal instrument. He Read more

Paul Brown - 69% match to Ben Tankard

Genres: Folk Jazz
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Euge Groove - 66% match to Ben Tankard

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 2000s
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Steven Eugene Grove, 27 November 1962, Hagerstown, Maryland, USA. Grove studied piano before taking saxophone studies while at high school. At the University of Miami, he gradually developed an interest in jazz. Gigging locally, he played in the All American College Band at Disney World, Orlando. Graduating in 1984, he played in local bands while on a masters degree course i Read more

Wayman Tisdale - 66% match to Ben Tankard

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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6 June 1964, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. Tisdale began playing bass as a child but, although quickly becoming an accomplished musician, a sporting career beckoned strongly. He played basketball at Oklahoma University, making All-America and becoming the first OU player to have his number ‘retired’. Tisdale became a member of the USA basketball team for the 1984 Olympic G Read more


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