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Camille Gainer a native New Yorker, has established herself with a rich career poised with artistic
ability and versatility.
She began playing drums and other instruments such as guitar, violin and piano at the age of 11.
She then went on to study with master drummer Michael Carvin.
She credits Michael with opening her up to all styles of playing and most notably being aware of
the feeling and language of different styles and her sight-reading prowess. Her diligence and
preserverance earned her a full scholarship at Brooklyn’s Long Island University.
Where she got to study with other greats such as Keith Copeland.
Camille has gone on to work with such luminous artist as
Roy Ayers, lonnie Liston Smith, Roberta Flack, Jean Carn, Noel Pointer,Steve Coleman, Greg Osby,
Chuck Mangione, Marc Cary, Christian McBride, Michael Urbaniak,
Ursula Dudziak, Melky Sedeck, Worl-a-Girl, Capelton, Lt.Stitchie, Tanya Stephens,Sugar Minott,
M.C. Shan and the Juice Crew All-Stars
of which she was the musical Director, Monifa, Heavy D, Angela Bofill,
Weldon Irvine, Joan Jett, Onaje Allen Gumbs, leni Stern and kelis, J.T. Taylor,Les Nubians and Cyndi Lauper, Alicia Keys
As a producer she is credited with the following:
Nikki “D” “Up the Ante for the Pante” (Def-Jam Recordings)
FU2 “Boomin in Ya Jeep” (MCA Recordings)
The Funky Drummer meets G-Clef vol. I & II (Tuff City Records)
The Funky Presidents (Stackin Beats Recordings)
Attic Beats Vol. I & II (Stackin Beats Recordings)
The Adventures of Drummette.com (instructional DVD)
Camille Gainer "Girl From Queens (Inner Circle Music)
Marc Cary "Indigenous People" Unite (Jazzateria Records)
Antonio Hart "Ama Tu Sanrisa" (Enja Records)
Steve Coleman "Drop Kick"
Cornelius Claudio Kreusch "Scoop"
Joan Jett "The Word"
Mark Adams "Feel The Groove" (RMG Recordings)
Jaine Rodgers "Under your Skin" (Ampaxa Recordings)
La Chanze "Love"
Arianne Whyte "Arianne Whyte"
Chuck Compo "Foolish Pleasure"
Camille has appeared on BET, BET on Jazz, and the BET Jazz Awards, Yo MTV Raps
NY Lottery commercial, Black Girls Rock
"An American in Hollywood" Movie
Drums and Percussion Magazine
Modern Drummer Magazine March 2011
Camille proudly endorses GMS Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Evans DrumHeads, Vic Firth Sticks,
Real Feel Pads,
Propellerheads Reasons Software, and Beatnik Rhythm Analyzer,Toontrack software and
The Duallist pedals.
Camille also teaches at The Collective in NYC