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Camille Gainer Jones / Press

“ A Queens girl through and through is marking a new milestone. On July 12 Cambria Heights native Camille Gainer will be releasing her first album with her as the lead musician, titled “A Girl from Queens.” The album is mostly instrumental with some vocals and a guest rap solo to accompany the upbeat, jazzy beats that come from her wide variety of influences. She received a full-ride scholarship to study jazz at the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University, but after graduation she didn’t stick just with jazz. She toured with hip-hop and reggae musicians from Tom Brown to Jamaica Funk, Juice Crew, Dr. Dre and Born Jamericans. “You can’t be afraid to go forward and get the scrapes, because it pays off in the end,” Gainer said. “Music is always changing and you can’t stop learning.” Being a woman in a sometimes male-dominated drumming world hasn’t stood in her way either. “It’s one of those ‘isms.’ You always have to prove yourself,” she said, “but I’m c”

Queens Chronicle

“Drummer Camille Gainer Jones reps her borough on ‘A Girl From Queens’ 2:35 PM EDT 6/11/2013 by Stereo Williams ? camille_gainer_jones Camille Gainer Jones is one of the most gifted drummers in music. Jones has shared the stage with a host of musical luminaries; ranging from pop stars like Alicia Keys to jazz great Roy Ayers to hip-hop icons, The Juice Crew. She counts her early experiences with Ayers, in particular, as a major moment in part of her crash course on being a professional musician. “One of my first professional gigs was Tom Browne and Roy Ayers,” she says with a chuckle. In working with Ayers, “The Drummette” learned the flexibility, professionalism and knowledge that it takes to gig. “You have to know the music,” she says, and knowing the music has never been a problem for the talented instrumentalist from Queens. She says she understood what drumming was going to mean for her life at a very early age. “I knew day one,” says Jones. “My parents played”

“ Camille Gainer Jones: Enjoying the Journey Wednesday, 10 July 2013 14:37 Written by Iya Bakare font size decrease font size increase font size Print E-mail inShare Deeply rooted and influenced by her East Coast background, percussionist Camille Gainer Jones marches to the beat of her own drum, literally. Surrounded by the influence of artists James Brown, Count Basie, Marcus Miller and others, the drummer’s eclectic sound fuses Soul, Reggae, R&B, Hip Hop, Jazz and Rock. The student of the legendary Michael Carvin of Motown uses the influences from her past as part of her inspiration to create her unique sound. “These were people whose records I had and recordings I owned, but to have them live in the same neighborhood and to meet them was incredible,” she says. “The inspiration for my CD was everything I listened to growing up, the music I listen to now and my development as a musician and an artist. Wanting to have your own project is inspiration too becau”

“At his recent standing room only appearance at BBKings on 42nd Street on May 14th, comedian and television personality Wayne Brady took time to pose with his drummer, Camille Gainer Jones, who will be returning to BBKings for the launch of her new album, A Girl from Queens, on July 12th. Camille was last on the road with Alicia Keyes. Check out a photo of Brady and Jones below! Wayne Brady is an Emmy Award winning actor, Grammy nominated recording artist, improvisationalist, dancer, and television personality. His work can be seen on television or film, in the theater, or heard on the radio. In 1998, Brady's career took off with "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" for which he won a 2003 Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety, Musical, or Comedy Series. Brady went on to host his own syndicated talk/variety show "The Wayne Brady Show" for two years. He picked up two Emmys for Outstanding Talk Show Host and the show also won an Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show. Brady has a”