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.
Cameron is now a student at The Juilliard School in New York directed by the iconic Wynton Marsalis, and is a private student of Kenny Washington and Billy Drummond and is the recipient of the Irving Berlin scholarship. He has performed at various venues in New York and abroad, including Dizzys Club Coca Cola, Smoke, the Jazz Standard, Blue Note, Fat Cat, Monterey Jazz Festival, and Yoshis, and with musicians such as Freddie Hendrix, Ned Goold, and the Kyle Athayde Dance Party, among others. In the spring of 2016, Cameron was selected to play for a week at the 41st Annual Bern Jazz Festival in Bern Switzerland. He is currently in his third year at Juilliard and residing in Manhattan, New York.