Basic Background Info

Birth: Unknown
Location: New Haven, Connecticut
Band: George Duke, Jessica Simpson
Genres: Gospel, R&B, Jazz
Instruments: Drums
Occupation: Musician, Clinician


Gorden Campbell was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and raised in Newburgh, New York. Gorden Campbell's first audience gathered at his grandfather's church when he was five years old. A few years later, Gorden Campbell started taking lessons from impressive percussionists like Grady Tate. Seizing nearly every opportunity available, Gorden sang in chorus, played in jazz bands, marching bands, orchestras, and gospel groups.

Dedicating himself to a strict practice regimen, Gorden Campbell studied jazz at Howard University and earned a bachelor's degree in music.

In 1993, Gorden Campbell embarked on a world tour with Shai. After returning, Gorden Campbell moved to Los Angeles and submerged himself in the entertainment industry. Gorden Campbell has worked with Earth, Wind & Fire, Mary J. Blige, Beyonce, Ashanti, Kelly Rowland, Whitney Houston, Gerald Albright, Bobby Lyle, Doc Powell, Eric Benet, Kenny Lattimore, Rahsaan Patterson, Tyrese, Avant, Faith Evans, Lalah Hathaway, Kirk Franklin's God's Property, Brownstone, Silk, and SWV. Gorden Campbell also performed for the movies Be Cool and Love Chronicles. Gorden recently performed with George Duke and Jessica Simpson. Gorden Campbell was recorded on the soundtrack for the hit musical, Dreamgirls. Gordon also produces jazz, hip hop, and gospel albums for various artists, and he has served as Def Jam artist Ne-Yo's musical director.


Album Year Album Name Album Band
1995 Blackface Shai
1996 From I Extreme II Another II D Extreme
1997 Check the Vibe Various Artists
1998 12 Soulful Nights of Christmas Jermaine Dupri
1998 Forever Loved Jimmy Reid
1999 Brent Jones & The T.P. Mobb Brent Jones & The T.P. Mobb
1999 What He's Done for Me: Live in Philadelphia GMWA Youth Mass Choir
2002 Beautiful Brent Jones and the T.P. Mobb
2003 Beauty Stone Arthur Sullivan/Wing Pinero
2004 Begin With the Family Cuba Gooding
2004 Lazy Afternoon Regina Belle
2005 Love Pages Cafe Soul All-Stars
2005 Pinnacle Project, Vol. 2: Last Say So Various Artists
2006 Dreamgirls Original Soundtrack


  • In February 2007, Gorden Campbell (along with Danny Seraphine and Aaron Spears) offered a clinic at Drummers for Jesus in Irving, Texas.

Instruments of Choice



Drums: Pearl, Yamaha
Cymbals: Zildjian
Hardware: Pearl, Yamaha

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