Camille Gainer Jones is a native New Yorker who has established herself with a rich career poised with artistic ability and versatility. At the young age of 11, she began playing drums and other instruments such as guitar, violin, and piano. 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 perseverance earned her a full scholarship at Brooklyn’s Long Island University, where she studied with greats such as Keith Copeland.
Camille has worked with luminous artists such 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, Monifa, Heavy D, Angela Bofill, Weldon Irvine, Joan Jett, Onaje Allen Gumbs, Leni Stern and Kelis, J.T. Taylor, Les Nubians, Cyndi Lauper, and Alicia Keys.