Bing Music Series in the Atrium
"Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without."
All patients, families, visitors and staff are welcome to enjoy weekly concerts performed by professional quality musicians in the Stanford Hospital Atrium.
FRIDAY AUGUST 1, 12:30 p.m.
JENNY KERR — Original Country, Folk & Honky-Tonk
Jenny Kerr is known for her powerful, authentic voice. Her self-produced debut release, "Itch" drew critical acclaim as well as comparisons to Delbert McClinton and Janis Joplin. Kerr is a skilled player of fingerstyle guitar, clawhammer banjo, harmonica, piano, and dobro. She delivers a seasoned yet spirited sound with forays into swamp rock, straight-up soul, backwater honky-tonk, and old-time blues.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 6, 12:30 p.m.
THE MAZMANIAN FAMILY — Classical & World Folk Music
The Mazmanian Family has thrilled audiences on the West Coast and Canada for over a decade with dazzling performances of classic folk and world repertoire. Violinist dad and Juilliard grad, Greg, joins son, Edward, a NASA Ames engineer, and daughter, Rose, a nurse at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, both highly accomplished violinists in their own right, and daughter, Ida, an award-winning pianist, in Gypsy, Spanish, Armenian,and Hungarian folk tunes and much more, as featured on their two popular CD albums!
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 13, 12:30 p.m.
THE BRANCH PROJECT — Contemprary & Classic Pop Music
The Branch Project consists of acoustic guitar, light percussion, with two and three-part vocal harmonies. Three local musician friends with a mutual respect for one another's talents, Tara Phillips, Erik Frykman, and Bob Branch combine various musical backgrounds and training to bring you a rhythmic-acoustic interpretation of pop and Americana cover tunes from The Beatles to The Black Crowes and beyond.
FRIDAY AUGUST 15, 12:30 p.m.
WENDY McCAIN — Standards & Ballads From the 20s-40s
Wendy has been described as a "luminous musical talent" and "superb" by local music critics and has been dubbed "a young Ella" by the Oregonian. She will be joined by her husband Seward, one of the S.F. Bay Area's premiere bass guitar players. You won't want to miss this concert of classic love songs performed the way they were meant to be done by an excellent ensemble.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 20, 12:30 p.m.
ON-CALL — Jazz Standards
On Call is comprised of Stanford Hospital community caregiver Dr. Terrigal Burn on piano, and a group ofsome of the finest jazz musicians anywhere! These talented artists will perform gems from the American Jazz standards songbook with superb musicianship and finesse.
FRIDAY AUGUST 22, 12:30 p.m.
MOONGLOW TRIO — Classic Standard Rock & Jazz Sandards
This is a great trio performing pop, rock, and jazz songs in an intimate acoustic format.The musicianship, vocals and arrangements are something to be experienced as you listen to your favorite tunes from the variety of genres they cover. This group does it all!
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 27, 12:30 p.m.
NYKKEN — Scandinavian Music
Nykken weaves a cool modern slant into traditional Scandinavian music with Swedish nyckelharpas, harp guitar, Celtic harp, fiddle, Hardanger cello, Swedish cittra (zither) and button accordion. Add to that some spicy two and three part vocal arrangements, and you have a trio that will take you to another world. Kris Yenney, Barbary Grant and Verlene Schermer will play traditional and original songs.
FRIDAY AUGUST 29, 12:30 p.m.
DOS GARDENIAS — The Music of Mexico
Dos Gardenias is a trio led by Manuel Constancio, guitarist and vocalist. Manuel was born in California andlearned the songs of his Mexican heritage while playing music with his father. Enjoy a great selection of boleros, rumbas, sambas and bossa novas when Manuel is joined by bassist Steve Hanson, and violinist Harriet Newhart to bring this passionate, beautiful music to the Atrium!