Sam Hankins

Sam Hankins

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Jazz - Smooth Jazz | Olympia Fields, IL, Illinois, United States
Total Song Plays: 386   
Member Since: 2013
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Samuel Hankins was born into a musical family. His maternal grandmother played the piano and was a tremendous gospel singer. His father played harmonica and vocals in various R & B bands. His brother plays the piano, majors in voice and teaches elementary school music. So it was inevitable that Sam's musical education would begin at an early age. Encouraged by his father, Samuel Hankins Sr., young "Hank" began with the guitar. In middle school he switched to the trumpet. Again, encouraged by his father, Sam began playing in churches, professional bands and orchestras.

As a trumpet player, Sam has performed and recorded with many bands: such as Glenn Miller big band, Clark Terry, circus bands, funk bands, on cruise ships, combos, and commercial recording sessions. He has performed with pop artist groups such as The O'Jays, Aretha Franklin, Al Jarreau, The Temptations, The Impressions, and The Dells.


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Jeff Roberts posted over 30 days ago to Sam Hankins


Hi Sam, Thanks for your review of "Even Now"!! I recently reviewed one of your tunes and read your bio...wow!!

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Slava Fiks posted over 30 days ago


Thank you, Sam, for your kind words on "Vocalizzo".
I wish I could play Flute, Trombone, hire a chamber orchestra, brass section, bassist and a drummer, but I can't :)

Peace and success to you,
Slava


Kipjam Music Group posted over 30 days ago


Dear Sam: Thank you for the kind review on our song "Mama's Ride", it is very much appreciated


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