About Us

Saxlady Productions provides music contracting services for private and corporate events. Whether you need music for a convention, an intimate jazz group, a marching band, a New Orleans style funeral, or a traditional big band, Saxlady can handle any musical request.

Our client list includes AT&T, the American Association of Bankers, Zoetrope, IDEO Corporation, UFCW/AFL-CIO, The Exploratorium, and many more.

Saxlady Productions brings together some of San Francisco's top musicians in groups of from 3 to 25 pieces. These lively groups have entertained the guests of San Francisco Bay area notables such as Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Tilson Thomas, Herb Caen, and columnist Art Hoppe. Saxlady groups play in venues as intimate as private homes and as vast as Moscone Centee and the Shrine of St. Francis. And, of course, the streets of San Francisco...

You can see Lisa Pollard leading colorful funeral processions through San Francisco's Chinatown as conductor of the Green Street Mortuary Band most weekends throughout the year. The world-renowned band led the Herb Caen Candlelight Vigil, San Francisco's tribute to the beloved City columnist of 58 years and is the band of choice for extraordinary celebrations in San Francisco.

Repeal Prohibition! The 21st Amendment Parade and Mock Protest to Repeal Prohibition!
Michael Tilson Thomas at 60 The Green Street Band entertained Michael Tilson Thomas for his 60th birthday celebration. Thomas' birthday party wish for "...something VERY San Francisco" brought together San Francisco luminaries at the fabulous Tosca in the heart of North Beach. See the cake and read the San Francisco Chronicle story here.
Francis Leah Garchick's describes Francis Ford Coppola directing the Green Street Mortuary Band during the Francis Cooks for North Beach fundraiser.
NPR's Kitchen Sisters capture the Green Street Mortuary Band and the story of the Chinese funeral traditions of San Francisco on Lost and Found Sound.
zoetrope_lighting In July 2002, the Green Street band helps Coppola set the stage for the lighting of the Zoetrope headquarters building in San Francisco.
Foggy march Read Garrison Keillor's January 2003 interview with Lawrence Ferlinghetti whose famous poem, The Green Street Mortuary Marching Band, celebrates the flavor and pathos of a San Francisco Chinese Funeral.

San Francisco Chronicle Story

"Don't leave this mortal coil without it." Read Scott Ostler's story about the Green Street Mortuary Band, "A Final, Magical Mystical Tour" in the San Francisco Chronicle.