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Ben Tankard Shines On Soulfood Sunday

After delivering one of 2021’s biggest songs Just Like Music Ben Tankard is back! Ben’s been making music since childhood, first playing drums in church. This “P.K” (preacher’s kid) once had a promising career in the NBA before hurting his knee before his first season started. Would you believe he was once homeless, and returning to the church turned his life around? In 1990 he recorded Keynote Speaker, leading to gigs with Jon P. Kee, Gerald Albright, Shirley Murdock, and Take 6. Since that time Ben has released 20 projects and won a Stellar Award. Along the way he discovered a 3rd grade teacher named Yolanda Adams and signed her to his independent Tribute label. He went on to produce four albums for her. He credits Yolanda for bringing his production style to the world.

Tankard’s latest song Soul Food Sunday from his new album Shine is undoubtedly inspired by those “after church” Sunday meals which are so much a part the culture. This laidback track is perfect for chill out evenings or quiet Sunday afternoons. Ben continues to be consistent as he cuts out his own lane in the Jazz world. This song will be tasty to your musical palate while providing nourishment to your Jazz soul. There’s no better way feed that hunger than by listening to Serenade to the City with Rick Joyner Monday through Friday at 10pm on Jazz 91.9 WCLK.

David C Linton is WCLK's Program Director. Since assuming the position in 2018, he's led Jazz 91.9 WCLK to record-setting ratings and expanded its listening audience. Linton's expertise in both NPR & commercial radio has benefited WCLK. He views WCLK as more than an Atlanta institution but a global media outlet for Jazz. He's enhanced the stations weekend line up by developing Saturdays with Ragan Whiteside and adding producer Bob Baldwin's Nu Urban Jazz Lounge to the Saturday afternoon line up. He reshuffled the Sunday Jazz offerings to provide a unique Mainstream Jazz listening experience on Sundays including the addition of Mainstream and Modern hosted by Rob Maynard. He also added Broadcast Hall of Famer Rick Joyner to the weekday line up as host of Serenade to the The City. He also programs WCLK's HD2 channel which offers Mainstream Jazz 24/7, available at wclk.com