Cameron Pierre

Born in London, Cameron was raised on the Caribbean island of Dominica. At sixteen, he taught himself to play the guitar, and it was within the reggae genre that he first established himself working with Jamaican artists.  Then came the slow discovery of George Benson and Charlie Christian, and through them, Wes Montgomery, Miles Davis and Charlie Parker.  Since then Cameron, has gone on to work with Courtney Pine, Pee Wee Ellis, Orphy Robinson, Mighty Sparrow, Ernest Ranglin, David Rudder, Andy Narell, Alex Wilson, Mario Conange, Sarah Jane Morris, Byron Wallen, Jazz Jamaica, Dennis Rollins, Ormar Puente, Junior Walker, Joe Cocker, and numerous others.

As his own musical direction veered towards jazz, he remained in demand on the Calypso and reggae circuit.  A stalwart of the British jazz scene since the 80s, he was invited by renowned British saxophonist Courtney Pine to join his band and has since become an integral part of the group both as a recording and a live artist. 

Alongside Courtney's band, in 1994 Cameron formed 'Creole', a multi-cultural melange of musicians from Africa, Haiti, Cuba and the Caribbean, enjoying wide critical acclaim for their performances at the Glastonbury and Womad Festivals. In 1997, Cameron released the first of his five solo albums, Friday Night, to wide critical acclaim. In 2003, he also released “The Other Side of Notting Hill”, a body of work which was to help cement his reputation as a guitarist/composer par excellence.