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, 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.