Cameron MacIntosh was born in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Raised in New Jersey. Cam first picked up the sticks at age 9. After taking formal lessons with various teachers in the Jersey area, he heard the great Joe Morello of the Dave Brubeck quartet at age 11. Following an audition, Cameron because the youngest ever student of Morello’s. Joe served as an invaluable role as a teacher and mentor for the next three years. Whether it be working on George Lawrence Stone snare drum exercises or telling stories about times spent with Buddy Rich, Papa Jo Jones, or Frank Sinatra, it was undoubtedly Morello’s perfectly balanced yet always burning enthusiasm and seriousness for the instrument that instilled the drum bug in Cam.
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