Overview of Sam Hankins

Sam Hankins draws on a powerhouse resume as a music educator and R&B/jazz sideman that includes multiple awards as a middle school Band Director and performances with numerous legendary artists, including Al Jarreau, Clark Terry, The O’Jays, The Temptations, The Dells, The Impressions, Aretha Franklin and the Glenn Miller Big Band.

As a prolific composer, Hankins has composed over 150 pieces before he took his wife’s advice and began pursuing the next phase of his diverse career, as a solo recording artist. He laid the groundwork for Nothing Between Us (May 2012) by releasing Dream Catcher (July 2011), a compilation of his catalog of music in every genre from smooth jazz and dance to techno. He released his third CD, Joyous Celebration, a Christmas CD which is a collaboration with David Mc Lorren in November 2015 and his latest CD Do That Thang in March 2016.

All 4 CD’s have received lots of radio play around the world and in the US. Sam is also an Adjunct Music Professor at South Suburban College where he is the Director & Conductor of the Jazz Combo and Jazz Ensemble.  Over the years, while maintaining an active educational career, he has played with funk bands, circus bands, cruise ship ensembles and different “combos”. He is currently putting things together for more solo live performances and has numerous skillful musicians that he has previously worked with on eager standby.

Sam's latest release "Hot Spot" has been released on July 24, 2021.  You can purchase Sam's music including his latest single at all digital outlets.
Overview of Sam Hankins

Sam Hankins draws on a powerhouse resume as a music educator and R&B/jazz sideman that includes multiple awards as a middle school Band Director and performances with numerous legendary artists, including Al Jarreau, Clark Terry, The O’Jays, The Temptations, The Dells, The Impressions, Aretha Franklin and the Glenn Miller Big Band.

As a prolific composer, Hankins has composed over 150 pieces before he took his wife’s advice and began pursuing the next phase of his diverse career, as a solo recording artist. He laid the groundwork for Nothing Between Us (May 2012) by releasing Dream Catcher (July 2011), a compilation of his catalog of music in every genre from smooth jazz and dance to techno. He released his third CD, Joyous Celebration, a Christmas CD which is a collaboration with David Mc Lorren in November 2015 and his latest CD Do That Thang in March 2016.

All 4 CD’s have received lots of radio play around the world and in the US. Sam is also an Adjunct Music Professor at South Suburban College where he is the Director & Conductor of the Jazz Combo and Jazz Ensemble.  Over the years, while maintaining an active educational career, he has played with funk bands, circus bands, cruise ship ensembles and different “combos”. He is currently putting things together for more solo live performances and has numerous skillful musicians that he has previously worked with on eager standby.

Sam's latest release "Hot Spot" has been released on July 24, 2021.  You can purchase Sam's music including his latest single at all digital outlets.
Credits:
Saxophone :
Audley Reid
PRESS RELEASE - What we have been waiting on from National Recording Artist | Tenor | Alto | Soprano Saxophonist | Flautist Audley Reid with "Pasadena Groove" featuring Jazz Trumpeter Sam Hankins.  Now with 5 Indie Music Channel Awards for this hot new single.  Here is the smooth new video for this blazing new single release worldwide.
Credits:
Saxophone :
Audley Reid
PRESS RELEASE - What we have been waiting on from National Recording Artist | Tenor | Alto | Soprano Saxophonist | Flautist Audley Reid with "Pasadena Groove" featuring Jazz Trumpeter Sam Hankins.  Now with 5 Indie Music Channel Awards for this hot new single.  Here is the smooth new video for this blazing new single release worldwide.
Credits:
Saxophone :
Audley Reid
- Performance on mobile client (Chicago event)
- Performance on desktop/laptop (NAMM 2020)
Credits:
Saxophone :
Audley Reid
- Performance on mobile client (Chicago event)
- Performance on desktop/laptop (NAMM 2020)
To secure our services, here is the process:

- 50% deposit Due at signing
- 25% Due 30 Days prior to event
- 25% Balance Due at Sound Check
Balance payable to: Sam Hankins

Deposit options:
- Zelle:  hankinssam50@yahoo.com
- Cash App: $TptMan1
- Paypal: @samhankins
To secure our services, here is the process:

- 50% deposit Due at signing
- 25% Due 30 Days prior to event
- 25% Balance Due at Sound Check
Balance payable to: Sam Hankins

Deposit options:
- Zelle:  hankinssam50@yahoo.com
- Cash App: $TptMan1
- Paypal: @samhankins
What an honor to officially be an Endorsement for the Phaeton Trumpets & Flugelhorns on the Education and Performance side.  This is an Awesome honor to be part of the family. Thanks Peter LaPlaca.

Go to www.phaetontrumpet.com to see your photo on main page and bio on Artist Info
What an honor to officially be an Endorsement for the Phaeton Trumpets & Flugelhorns on the Education and Performance side.  This is an Awesome honor to be part of the family. Thanks Peter LaPlaca.

Go to www.phaetontrumpet.com to see your photo on main page and bio on Artist Info
Credits:
Saxophone :
Audley Reid

Credits:
Saxophone :
Audley Reid

"If you like jazz and trumpets, you are in the right place. Sam Hankins brings a unique style to his latest single ‘It’s Okay’ that encompasses all the good bits of jazz, trumpets and groove. Featuring Bickley Rivera and David McLorren, the single shines with exciting vibes and his exceptional musicality."

To see the full review, click here: The Other Side Reviews

Mobile
- "It's Ok" (Video preview)

Desktop / Laptop - "It's Ok" (Full Video)
"If you like jazz and trumpets, you are in the right place. Sam Hankins brings a unique style to his latest single ‘It’s Okay’ that encompasses all the good bits of jazz, trumpets and groove. Featuring Bickley Rivera and David McLorren, the single shines with exciting vibes and his exceptional musicality."

To see the full review, click here: The Other Side Reviews

Mobile
- "It's Ok" (Video preview)

Desktop / Laptop - "It's Ok" (Full Video)
Reviewed on January 16, 2013...

Where words fail, music speaks!

When it comes to speaking from the heart and soul, Sam Hankins is an amazing linguist. This composition highlights a quite unique style and ability. While his trumpet may be muted, what's communicated is lively, lovely, and deeply touching. Nothing "cookie cutter" here, very original, each track has its own voice and beautiful things to say. I've shared this with friends claiming to not like jazz, (how on earth?!), but they've all found something to love in this great work. If you appreciate authentic works of art and enjoy relaxing to a collection of great tunes, that will truly touch your soul, this is a must have. At the time of my purchase an impressive amount of the proceeds were to be donated to Vision Quest, just another reason to admire and support this incredible artist. Warning: could be addictive, I've become a bit obsessed with a couple of tunes, dinner prep time seems to fly now though!  Absolutely love it!!!

Hans Christian Anderson
Reviewed on January 16, 2013...

Where words fail, music speaks!

When it comes to speaking from the heart and soul, Sam Hankins is an amazing linguist. This composition highlights a quite unique style and ability. While his trumpet may be muted, what's communicated is lively, lovely, and deeply touching. Nothing "cookie cutter" here, very original, each track has its own voice and beautiful things to say. I've shared this with friends claiming to not like jazz, (how on earth?!), but they've all found something to love in this great work. If you appreciate authentic works of art and enjoy relaxing to a collection of great tunes, that will truly touch your soul, this is a must have. At the time of my purchase an impressive amount of the proceeds were to be donated to Vision Quest, just another reason to admire and support this incredible artist. Warning: could be addictive, I've become a bit obsessed with a couple of tunes, dinner prep time seems to fly now though!  Absolutely love it!!!

Hans Christian Anderson
"Sam Hankins is a musician and performer who loves the sweet grooves and energetic sound of smooth jazz, and he is able to revive the genre with a modern and personal flair."

To see the full review, click here: The Journal Of Roots Music - No Depression
"Sam Hankins is a musician and performer who loves the sweet grooves and energetic sound of smooth jazz, and he is able to revive the genre with a modern and personal flair."

To see the full review, click here: The Journal Of Roots Music - No Depression
"Legendary smooth jazz trumpet player Sam Hankins and award-winning producer and multi-instrumentalist David McLorren get into the Christmas spirit with Rejoice. The new EP has 3 Christmas tracks, just in time for the holidays."

To see the full review, click here: EMusicRelease

"Legendary smooth jazz trumpet player Sam Hankins and award-winning producer and multi-instrumentalist David McLorren get into the Christmas spirit with Rejoice. The new EP has 3 Christmas tracks, just in time for the holidays."

To see the full review, click here: EMusicRelease

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Sam Hankins

INDIE MUSIC CHANNEL AWARDS


Sam Hankins Shines in Hollywood,
Wins Big at the IMC Awards!

Hollywood, CA, September 8, 2021 – Some of the best independent singers and bands from around the world hit the red carpet Sunday during the 10th Annual Indie Music Channel Awards held at Sunset Gower Studios, the legendary film and TV studio in Hollywood. Among those recognized for their outstanding achievements in music were Pasadena resident Sam Hankins, who won numerous awards during the event, including “Best Instrumental Video” for his song, “I’m Okay”, as well as “Best Soundtrack Artist”, Best Soundtrack Songwriter”, “Best Jazz Demo” and “Demo of the Year” for his newest hit “Pasadena Groove”. Hankins, who began playing trumpet at the age of 12, has performed with some of the biggest names in music, including Al Jarreau, Aretha Franklin, and many more. “It feels great to have my music be highly regarded by the music industry” says Hankins. “To be honored among some of the best Independent artists in the world is truly special”.

The Indie Music Channel Awards is a prestigious annual event where the best independent singers and bands of all genres of music (including Rock, Pop, Country, Classical, R&B, Christian Contemporary and more) from around the world are recognized for their outstanding achievement. This year the popular awards show was held at Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood, where some of the biggest movies and television shows in history have been made, from classics such as “The Three Stooges” and “I Dream of Jeannie”, to “Scandal”, “Grace & Frankie” and many, many more.

 Hankins is hard at work finishing up his next album, due to be released in 2022. He can also be seen performing every Tuesday at Pips on La Brea, featuring the legendary Barbara Morrison.

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Sam Hankins draws on a powerhouse resume as a music educator and R&B/jazz sideman that includes multiple awards as a middle school Band Director and performances with numerous legendary artists, including Al Jarreau, Clark Terry, The O’Jays, The Temptations, The Dells, The Impressions, Aretha Franklin and the Glenn Miller Big Band.

Sam's latest release "Hot Spot" has been released on July 24, 2021.  You can purchase Sam's music including his latest single at all digital outlets.