Bing Music Series in the Atrium
WEDNESDAY MARCH 1, 12:30PM
FIVEPLAY JAZZ QUINTET — Unique Jazz
FivePlay Jazz Quintet creates original music that nourishes mind and heart. Their unique style speaks to a wide audience, from savvy listeners to those hearing jazz for the first time. FivePlay’s repertoire ranges from burning post-bop, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian grooves to music set to poetry, atmospheric ballads, and extended, unusual compositions. Their three recordings have received extensive airplay both in the United States and abroad.
FRIDAY MARCH 3, 12:30PM
MR. BARKY — Celtic Music
Always a fun concert, Mr. Barky features the wonderful tenor voice of Ernest Kinsolving, the multi-instrumental playing of Karl Franzen and they will be joined by special guest Valerie Rose. They perform traditional Irish folk tunes and pub songs from the Emerald Isle with a little fun history thrown in to describe their origins.
WEDNESDAY MARCH 8, 12:30PM
TLC — Classic Pop Music
The TLC trio plays a musical mixture of great American songs from artists like Ray Charles, Leon Russell, Stevie Wonder as well as smooth grooves from Marvin Gaye and Van Morrison. These musicians cover a lot of territory with superb musicianship, vocals and showmanship.
FRIDAY MARCH 10, 12:30PM
TANGONERO — Argentine Tango
Tangonero is a San Francisco based ensemble dedicated to preserving the tradition of ArgentineTango. From the folk styling of Roberto Grela to the jazz infused grandeur of Astor Piazzolla, their arrangements cover the broad scope of tango history. Over flowing with intense passion, lust and sorrow, their performance captures the romance of the dance and the essence of a culture.
WEDNESDAY MARCH 15, 12:30PM
SADDLE CATS — Western Swing
The Saddle Cats are a Western Swing four-piece band that is enlivening Cowboy and Western Music with a singular energy and drive. They celebrate the swing tradition of Bob Wills, Milton Brown and Spade Cooley with abandon, finesse and exuberant spirits.
FRIDAY MARCH 17, 12:30PM
MIGHTY FINES — New Orleans Good-Time Music
San Francisco’s Macy Blackman and the Mighty Fines play New Orleans music that’s sure to set your hips swinging and your feet shuffling…The Mighty Fines are a talented bunch, and they really can do it all, bringing 1950’s New Orleans R&B songs and soul-blues items of similar vintage that will take you right to the heart of Mardi Gras!
WEDNESDAY MARCH 22, 12:30PM
KRISTEN STROM BAND — Smooth Jazz
With a tone that’s lithe and lustrous, Kristen Strom embodies her musical philosophy in every note she plays. The San Jose saxophonist has been a mainstay on the Bay Area music scene for nearly two decades. She is an artist whose musical world is predicated upon the primacy of beautifully rendered melodies.
FRIDAY MARCH 24, 12:30PM
ALBANY CONSORT & THE COLOGNE UNIVERSITY CHOIR — Classical Music and Choir
The Cologne University Collegium Musicum Chamber Choir will join the Albany Consort for an amazing presentation of music and vocals. Choir director Michael Ostrzyga and Consort harpsichordist Jonathan Salzedo will bring musicians to delight the ears with Bach’s brilliant and beautiful motet “Jesu, Meine Freude”. The program also includes stunning works by Hildegard, Brahms and Shawn Kirchner.
WEDNESDAY MARCH 29, 12:30PM
KAT PARRA — Latin and World Music
Kat Parra, an award winning vocalist and composer, brings her Latin and World Jazz trio to the Bing Concert Series at Stanford Hospital. She has recorded four critically acclaimed CDs and has had the opportunity to tour both nationally and internationally. The trio is a stripped down version of her usual six-piece group, which gives the listener a much more intimate experience with Kat’s voice.
FRIDAY MARCH 31, 12:30PM
FETE MUSSETTE — Music of Paris and the French Countryside
Love the Louvre but searching for traditional music of the French countryside as well? Fête Musette will take you to pre-jazz Paris, as well as introduce you to the irregular rhythms of Alsace, the raucous bourrées of Auvergne and Berry, and the ancient Celtic part of France, Brittany. Of course we have the accordion, as well as fiddle, hurdy gurdy, (vielle à roue), dulcimer and guitar. Gary Breitbard, Jena Rauti, Peter Tommerup, Karl Franzen and Sarah Kirton are longtime friends and performers, playing French music for fun and dances. Join us for an irrepressible performance of tunes, songs and dance demonstrations.