Lafrae Olivia Sci

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LaFrae Olivia Sci is a well-known rock, jazz, and session drummer, living in New York City, who endorses Sabian cymbals[1] and Vater sticks.[2] LaFrae is also a composer, arranger and bandleader, who was musical director for Sandra Bernhard's Broadway musical, "Everything Bad and Beautiful".[3] LaFrae has also served as a Jazz ambassador for the US State Department.[4][clarification needed]

LaFrae is a founding member of, and sits on the board of directors for the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls.[5] Additionally, LaFrae leads a music education program sponsored by the Jazz at Lincoln Center,[6] designed to expand the jazz knowledge of middle school musicians in the NYC area.

LaFrae performs with numerous NYC bands including Burnt Sugar,[7] Hot Caramel with Irene Cara.,[8] and she recently formed The 13th Amendment, with members of Melvin Van Peebles wid Laxative.[9] LaFrae played with Bumblefoot from 2000-2003 and recorded with them on two albums, Uncool and 9.11. She has also recorded with Reuben Wilson, Andrew Beals and Doug Monroe on "Boogaloo To The Beastie Boys – A Tribute."[10]

LaFrae has received press from Modern Drummer[11] and TomTom magazine.[12] She has also been profiled in David Aldridge’s Drumming Blog[13] and writes regularly on her own blog, LaFrae Blog O Love [1].

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sabian.com/en/artist/lafrae-olivia-sci
  2. ^ http://vater.com/new/artists/artistpage.cfm?ID=374&Country=artists
  3. ^ Everything Bad & Beautiful
  4. ^ http://www.devsur.com/us-embassy-presents-13th-commandment/2011/10/03/
  5. ^ http://williemaerockcamp.org/about/leadership-staff/
  6. ^ http://jalc.org/learn/teachers-students/middle-school-jazz-academy/
  7. ^ http://burntsugarindex.com/artist/lafrae-sci/
  8. ^ http://www.irenecara.com/meettheband.html
  9. ^ http://www.devsur.com/us-embassy-presents-13th-commandment/2011/10/03/
  10. ^ http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000TPXMA6/ref=sr_1_album_1_rd?ie=UTF8&child=B000TPSTOK&qid=1324756420&sr=1-1
  11. ^ http://www.moderndrummer.com/site/2006/10/lafrae-sci/#.Ud9WVOCqB3Y
  12. ^ "LaFrae Sci Launches Drummer Blog". Tom Tom Magazine. 
  13. ^ http://davidaldridge.wordpress.com/2013/04/10/lafrae-sci-actual-proof-that-road-dog-drummers-rule/