Dominick Cama is a professional musician, composer, and educator born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. As a teenager, Dominick played the bassoon for the New York, All-City Youth Orchestra and earned the principal bassoon chair for concerts at Carnegie Hall, Yankee Stadium and the Brooklyn Academy of Music with legendary conductor David Amram. While performing at Lincoln Center for the Newport Jazz Festival, Cama met Jazz icon Sonny Stitt who inspired him to play saxophone.
In 1978, Dominick graduated from the U.S. Armed Forces, School of Music in Norfolk, Virginia where he began a tour of duty with the 26th Army Band. After his service, Cama began working with diverse artists such as renowned producer Barry Eastmond, Michael Camacho, The Marvelettes, Mel Lewis, and Gerry Niewood. Cama continued his studies privately with Stanley Cowell, Hal Galper, Phil Woods and Lenny Pickett, until he moved to Miami in the mid eighties.
Since then Cama has served the South Florida community as both an educator and a creative, versatile musician. Playing saxophones; flute, piccolo, and the Akai Electric Wind Instrument (EWI). Cama has performed with The Baboons, Patty Shukla, Son Del Senor, Mike Norris, Dennis Noday /Lee Harris Superband, and the 9th District, American Legion Symphonic Band.
Dominick is a proud member of the music ministry at Church of All Nations with Beth Boykin and the amazing musicians and singers of the Psalm 100 Choir in Boca Raton. Cama also works as a music educator for the Archdiocese of Miami.
You can listen to Cama’s musical contributions on the following recordings: Baboon’s “Global Gumbo” and“Spanglish.” Christian Salsa band Son Del Senor’s “Cuidado’con el Diablo” and Evangelist Jean H. Alexandre’s “God Will Provide.”