The unique sounds of the Saw Lady: Meet the New York City musician who plays a saw

This 2020 video segment from PIX11 News highlights the charming, whimsical, and talented NYC-based musician Saw Lady. If you are local to NYC, you may have been lucky enough to catch one of her many street performances. Saw Lady’s career goes far beyond performing for city pedestrians — see below for her many credits and accolades:

Saw Lady played the musical saw with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta; at the Spoleto Festival in the orchestra of ‘Monkey – Journey to the West’; with the Westchester Philharmonic Orchestra; the Royal Air Moroccan Symphony Orchestra; the Riverside Orchestra; the Amor Artis Orchestra the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra and at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall with PDQ Bach composer Peter Schickele and with the Little Orchestra Society. November 2007 marked her Carnegie Hall debut as a musical saw soloist and June 2008 marked Saw Lady’s Madison Square Garden debut.

Saw Lady’s television appearances include playing the musical saw on FOX (Good Day New York), ABC (Good Morning America), NBC (New York Live), MTV (Andy Milonakis Show), VH1 (Behind the Music), History Channel (Tool Box), PBS (New York Voices). She is the record holder for playing in the most number of ‘World News Polkas’ on ABC World News.
Film appearances include ‘Dummy‘ with Adrian Brody and The Heart is a Drum Machine. Saw Lady’s Musical saw can be heard on the soundtracks of films such as Time Out of Mind with Richard Gere, Fox Searchlight’s Another Earth, American Carny, I Sell the Dead, Miss Stevens, When Jack Went Glamping with David Arquette, El Carnaval Sodoma/Arthuro Ripstein and the HBO series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst.
Radio performances include NPR (A Prairie Home Companion), WNYC, XM Satelite Radio, WBAI & WFMU.

For more videos, check out her YouTube channel here.

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