Vince Wilburn, Jr., was born in Chicago and began playing the drums on pots and pans as early as five years old. His uncle, Miles Davis, encouraged young Vince to listen to the great drummers, many of whom played with Miles over the years. Vince recalls with a smile the day he sat in with Miles at the Plugg Nickel in Chicago when he was only nine years old. That moment, and many to follow, set Vince on his way as a drummer. In 1983, Vince joined the band Cameo, which recorded a string of hit recordings that topped the pop and R&B charts. During his NAMM interview, Vince spoke about the gear he has played during his career and the role he cherishes as a Yamaha endorsee.