Bio : Lloyd Cambre- Percussion
Premier Drummer for Herb Tassin Music -The Best of New Orleans and for Internationally recognized Classical Jazz Pianist, Ronnie Kole , Lloyd Cambre has recieved his Bachelor of Music Degree from SLU and his Master of Music Education Degree from Vandercook College of Music in Chicago. His forty years of playing have included performing with Jimmy Dorsey, Dr. John, Frankie Ford, Warren Covington, Allen Toussaint, Tommy Dorsey, The Baton Rouge Symphony, famed jazz trumpeter Clark Terry, The Coasters, Al Belletto Quartet and Big Band, Myron Floren, Big Tiny Little from the Lawrence Welk Orchestra and Florence Henderson. He has toured with Dukes of Dixieland and internationally with the Guy Lombardo and the Royal Canadians on their Community Concert Tour with the Pied Pipers and Gary Crosby and has performed throughout Central and South Americas on numerous tours with the Jazz Professors. He has played for the Holland America, Norwegian Cruise ships , the Mississippi Queen, American Queen and Delta Queen River Boats and the Treasure Chest, Treasure Bay, Grand, Harrads, President and Magic Casinos.
Lloyd is active in the New Orleans music scene and always looks forward to playing his hometowns two biggest musical events,
The French Quarter Festival and The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
I am a lifelong New Orleans musician , percussionist and vocalist following in the footsteps of my Father. He was my inspiration. He played drums, piano and sang in New Orleans and the Quarter, all his life . Of course, my music career started very early and quickly became the most important thing in my life. As a young man, I always had my sticks ready to play on anything and everything. Earned my Masters in Music Education and never wanted to give up playing. Katrina-Rita destroyed our home in Chalmette, Louisiana and we ultimately made our way to Houston looking for opportunities to play/work. St. Bernard Parish will not be easily rebuilt.It has suffered damage from the winds and waters of multiple levee breaks near our home and we also had to contend with massive oil spills.
We are optimistic Texas will offer a new adventure, challenges and stimulation with it's own musical heritage and appreciation of the arts.
Houston , Texas 77014
Musician / Vocalist/ Teacher
Music That Inspires Me
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