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Sam Hankins / Blog

11 Radio.com/ Sam Hankins Interview/w Joe Carroccio

Summer is coming to an end but its still HOT baby~~~~11 RADIO is on fire!!!! Check out Sam Hankins on 11 Radio!!!! Click on the link for the interview and his music...

http://11radio.com/archives/11689 Photo: Summer is coming to an end but its still HOT baby~~~~11 RADIO is on fire!!!! Check out Sam Hankins on 11 Radio!!!! Click on the link for the interview and his music...


Kjazz UK Top 10 this week April 14th 2013

To all my fans and friends. Thank you for your support and votes. You put "Nothing Between Us" #1 this week Top10. Wow! Thank you all so much from the bottom of my heart and Paul Rumsey for your support you give to indi artist. God bless. On this weeks 'Top 10' from KJAZZ Radio UK. There is fantastic all new music in our 'Fourplay' mix Rocco Altamura kicks us off with a track from his solo CD 'Rocco's Island'. A new single from Frank Piombo smooths the mix followed by a track from Jamie Bonk's latest fine CD 'Necessity' the track reminds us of Fleetwood Mac in style but you be the judge. The Robert Lee Revue wraps 'Fourplay' up with a track from the CD 'For The Love of Smooth Jazz'.

Its a chart full of new entries this week including a track from Roger Smith featuring Dave Koz and the Temptations. There is UK representation from Zee Gauchette, Ed Barker and Scotlands David King. The chart wraps up with a new number 1 from Sam Hankins. Make it a great week and here is your chart. www.kjazzradiouk.com

We Come Together.

To all my family, friends and fans. Let me first say how much I really appreciate your votes and the support you have given me for the past few months.You voted me into the #1 spot on KJazz Radio UK for this week. A special shout out to KJazz Radio UK for their support playing great indi music for all to listen to. Keep on voting every week to keep "We Come Together" at #1. God Bless

When I Think About.

When I think about the Trumpet my favorites are Miles Davis, Donald Byrd and Tom Browne. There are many others I enjoy and appreciate but these three helped me to understand the instrument and music in forms that transcended the norm. Sam Hankins now joins my list. The sound of his Trumpet is actually a melodic rhythmic motion that captures the groove beyond the beat. This is music, not the usual formula of I heard that before. This is jazz in it's new form, free, expressive and without limits. Sam speaks through his horn and if you listen closely you will join the conversation. I rank Sam Hankins amongst the greats and you truly will not be disappointed. His music is a must have for your collection! Hank Howe KJZZ Digital Radio Inet Jazz 365

"Get Back Step Back"

A huge thanks to all the listeners and supports for making "Get Back Step Back" #1 again for the second week in a row on the Steve Rogers top 10 count down Detroit MI. What a blessing thanks again to my bro Steve Rogers.

Steve Roger Top 10 Count Down.

Thanks to Steve Rogers Top 10 Count Down in Detroit Michigan. "Get Back Step Back" hit #1 on the charts this week. Thanks to all the listeners and your support for making the song go to number 1.

KJAZZ UK "We Come Together


Thanks to the folks at Kjazz Radio UK for their support and playing "We Come Together." It hit #4 on the Top 10 charts this week. A huge thank you to all the listeners out there who voted for "We Come Together". Please stop by and give your vote to "We Come Together" or any other songs off my Cd "Nothing Between Us" to continue climbing the Top 10 count down.

Many thanks to my friends and fans for your support. Stay blessed and always let your Godly light shine for others to see.


CoffeTalk Jazz Radio-Review "Nothing Between Us"

Everyone knows we love great music here at CoffeeTalk Jazz Radio/TV. Get ready to pull out that bottle of hot sauce! Sam Hankins latest CD project "Nothing Between Us" brings it!

His swinging arrangements are fresh while still honoring, t hese timeless melodies of yester-year. He introduces and infuses plenty of urban flare into various tracks. Samuel Hankins take you on a soulful musical journey weaving in a bit of street-wise techno funk along with some velvety contemporary vocals. You’ll enjoy his Hot buttered jazz. Go Get it! http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/samhankins2 Ms. Bridgette Lewis Executive Producer for CoffeTalk Jazz Radio/TV September 6th, 2012

Peter Alexander Shields Cd Review "Nothing Between Us"

Hi Sam

Just to let you know I reviewed your CD on Amazon.

I did it via a lovely wee story about a friend of mine who swears he doesn't like Jazz :-)

I titled it : TUNEFUL JAZZ

I had a friend who said he could never really get into Jazz because he found it too monotonous and there was always a distinct lack of an actual tune. No amount of gentle persuasion would coax him out of his stuborn denial. He didn't like Jazz and that was that. I first heard Sam Hankins via a social networking site - a music group infact - where songs are posted and members get the chance to comment on work and interact socially. As soon as I heard the first track by Sam, which is, coincidentally, the first track on the album, and the title track, NOTHING BETWEEN US, I knew I was listening to a very special and versatile musician. Sam's music is laced with gorgeous melodies over a canvass of amazing grooves and instrumentation - which is always ultra sensitive to the " vocal " melody - and I say vocal melody, because Sam uses his trumpet like a human voice - he sings to us with gorgeous clarity and tone. I am not going to give an in depth critique of individual tracks - but suffice to say - Sam Hankins speaks to the listener with a wonderful dextrous precision, his melody lines are swathed in deep emotions and, at times, a charming wit. Nothing Between Us is already a huge favourite album of mine - the production is outstanding and ...... oh yes, I played a few tracks to my friend and his response was " Well, yeah, I love this - but this isn't the kind of jazz I meant, this has great tunes " ............. I guess I may never fully convert the Jazz denouncer - but at least I have proved a distinct weakness in his prejudicial denial. If you are looking for a brilliant new addition to your music collection - oh yeah, and even if you are not the greatest fan of Jazz, then buy the album - anyone who loves superb instrumental music will adore this gem of a CD.

I hope it meets with your approval bro X Pete X

Nothing Between Us- Cd Review.

"Nothing Between Us": Don't let the smooth vocal introduction, soon followed by bumpin' beats fool you...They both set the stage to massage your auditory senses into overdrive when Sam's stellar trumpet stylings, rich instrumentals, airy background vocals and an up-tempo groove join forces, creating a sexy 'n' swingin' atmosphere in this Smooth Jazz track that you'll not forget! Written by Sam Hankins Jr. (BMI) Released through Carsam Music