LaFrae Olivia Sci is a well-known rock, jazz, and session drummer, living in New York City, who endorses Sabian cymbals and Vater sticks. LaFrae is also a composer, arranger and bandleader, who was musical director for Sandra Bernhard’s Broadway musical, “Everything Bad and Beautiful”. LaFrae has also served as a Jazz ambassador for the US State Department.
LaFrae is a founding member of, and sits on the board of directors for the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls. Additionally, LaFrae leads a music education program sponsored by the Jazz at Lincoln Center, designed to expand the jazz knowledge of middle school musicians in the NYC area.
LaFrae performs with numerous NYC bands including Burnt Sugar, Hot Caramel with Irene Cara., and she recently formed The 13th Amendment, with members of Melvin Van Peebles wid Laxative. 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.”
LaFrae has received press from Modern Drummer and TomTom magazine. She has also been profiled in David Aldridge’s Drumming Blog and writes regularly on her own blog, LaFrae Blog O Love.