Elmira Jazz Festival
August 17, 2024. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!

Ben Tankard is a legendary artist and music mogul. His resume includes 15 gold and six platinum-selling albums, multiple #1 Billboard Smooth Jazz Radio singles, 17 Stellar Awards, and a Stellar Music Hall of Fame induction. He has numerous Dove, Grammy®, Soul Train, and NAACP Image Award nominations. Tankard is an author, a reality TV Dad of an original Bravo TV show Thicker than Water: The Tankards, a pilot, NBA motivational speaker, and pastor of a thriving church near Nashville, TN. From music to ministry to media, Tankard’s powerful brand has collaborated in partnerships with Shell Aviation, Walmart, Joel Osteen Ministries, and CJC Network. He has built a global iconic status and continues further by launching his own TV network, Smooth Life TV. Ben’s success is based on principles of faith and wisdom which he shares through his best-selling books, articles, music, ministry, and more. Ben and his wife Jewel live near Nashville Tennessee with their children.