Camille has established herself with a rich career poised with artistic ability and versatility. She began playing drums and other instruments at the age of 11 and went on to earn a music scholarship at Long Island university. "I've been blessed to have the ability to cop the feel of different genres of music, and that's basically the key to playing different styles, making it feel right".

Camille has worked with such artist as: Antonio Hart, J.T. Taylor of Kool and the Gang, Marc Cary, Greg Osby, Steve Coleman, Michael Urbaniak, Melky Sedeck, Chuck Mangione, Kelis, Monifa, Tom Browne, Roy Ayers, Angela Bofill, Noel Pointer, Lonnie Liston Smith, Christian Mcbride, M.C. Shan and the Juice Crew All-Stars of which she was the musical director. She has also graced the stage with reggae artists such as: Tanya Stephens, Sugar Minott, Worl-a-girl, Born Jamericans, Lt. Stitchie, and Capleton.

As a producer Camille is credited with the following: Nikki"D" "Up the Ante for the Pante" (Def Jam Recordings), FU2 "Boomin In Ya Jeep" (MCA RECORDS), The Funky Drummer Meets G-Clef Vol.I&2 (TUFF CITY RECORDS), The Funky Presidents (Stackin Beatz RECORDINGS), Attic Beatz VOL.1&2 (STACKIN BEATZ RECORDINGS). As a side woman, she is credited with such luminary artists as Marc Cary Indigenous People "Unite" on Jazzateria Recordings, Antonio Hart "Ama Tu sanrisa" on Enja Recordings, Steve Coleman "Drop Kick", Cornelius Claudio Kreusch "Scoop", Joan Jett "The Word."

Camille continues to broaden and improve her skills with great artistic vision and devotion. Her performances get rave reviews and she is one of the most sought after drummers and clinicians in the industry.

The Adventures of

In this new DVD, Camille Gainer displays many musical styles on the drumset – from Jazz to R&B, Hip-Hop to Gospel. Also included are chop builder exercises that she's used over the years to develop her technical abilities. Finally, Camille imparts some words of wisdom, learned from her experiences in the drumming world and music business.

Provided courtesy of Stackin Beatz Productions, Vic Firth is happy to bring you 3 clips from Camille's DVD.


Open Solo The Adventures of Drumette

Camille's sticks of choice:
American Classic® Extreme 5B
Like the 5B‚ with more power and reach.
L = 16 1/2" | Dia. = .595"
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SD11 Slammer
Arrowhead tip cuts with minimum effort.
L = 16 1/4" | Dia. = .610"
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