CAMILLE GAINER JONES

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.
Discography:
  • 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"
Publications:
  • Drum Magazine
  • Drums and Percussion Magazine
  • Modern Drummer Magazine March 2011


Appearances:
  • BET, BET on Jazz, the BET Jazz Awards
  • Yo MTV Raps NY Lottery commercial
  • Black Girls Rock "An American in Hollywood"
  • Movie Winner of The Best Music Documentary Michael Carvin “No excuses”
  • The People’s Film Festival Award
Camille has done Production Management and Assistant Production Management for artists such as J.T.Taylor and Heavy D. 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), and Michael Carvin “Flash Forward” (Motema Recordings).

Camille proudly endorses GMS Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Evans DrumHeads, Pro-Mark Drum Sticks, Real Feel Pads, Beatnik Rhythm Analyzer, Toontrack Software and The Duallist pedals. Camille also teaches at The Collective in NYC.
Current Projects
  • WED August 9- Kurtis Blow
  • SAT August 19- The Cell Theatre with Mimi and Camille
  • SAT Sept. 9- Marcus Garvey Park 
  • Writing 2 books: one that is instructional and the other is about business
  • Pre-production for her upcoming CD
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