The Music Program at Stanford Hospital provides music to patients, visitors and staff, which include live concerts, ambient music on the units, musician bedside visits, and portable CD players with a selection of CDs for patients' use. To make a request, please call Guest Services at 650-498-3333.
Music in patient rooms
Music allows patients and families to experience the healing value of music at their bedside and adds to a patient's recovery process. It can also bring comfort to those involved in end-of-life situations. This program provides music seven days a week for patients and visitors alike.
Our Hospital Musicians include harpists and guitar players: Barbary Grant, Verlene Schermer, and Pamela Bowen for the harp; and Jeff Buenz and Jim Nichols for the guitar. All room visit requests are free of charge. To request Bedside Music, please call Guest Services at 650-498-3333.
CDs for patients
Portable CD players and a selection of CDs are available for patients' use. Coordinators Fanny Zychlinsky and Wally Austin have diverse and extensive backgrounds in music. They will help you find the right music to soothe, calm, and energize.
To request CD players and CDs, please call Guest Services at 650-498-3333.
Initiated in August 2005, the Ambient Piano Series is sponsored by William Reller and The Reller Family in honor of Carolyn Wiedemann Reller. Listeners can enjoy talented pianists playing soothing and inspiring music from classical, popular, jazz, and other musical genres in a casual environment at the Stanford Cancer Center.
- October 5 Steven Scholom
- October 6 Barbary Grant
- October 12 Steven Scholom
- October 13 Barbary Grant
- October 19 Steven Scholom
- October 20 Barbary Grant
- October 26 Steven Scholom
- October 27 Barbary Grant
Every Wednesday at 12:30pm–3:30pm
Every Thursday at 12:00pm–3:00pm
Advanced Medicine Center Building
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA, 94305
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 5, 12:30PM
THE MARLEY/POHORSKI/BURN JAZZ TRIO — Unique Jazz
The Marley/Pohorski/Burn Jazz Trio came together as like-minded musicians who were searching for something more substantial than playing casual gigs with interchangeable lineups. Their goal was to develop their own repertoire and unique sonic palette and in the process create music which offers audiences something identifiable and distinctive. With a song list that includes fresh takes on old standards, and a sprinkling of original compositions, Stephen Marley (drums) Doug Pohorski (bass) and Terrigal Burn (piano) continue to explore the synergistic possibilities and subtle nuances of trio jazz.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 7, 12:30PM
BILLY PACKARD — The Music of Italy
Billy got his got his first mandolin when he was a teenager and began studying Italian music with several senior Italian immigrant mandolin players, truly learning the music form from its source. Joining him is piano great Jack Bowers and bass wizard Steve Larkin. This concert will cover Italian songs, arias, and folk tunes. Ciao!
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 12, 12:30PM
SABROSITO — Latin Music
“Sabrosito” is centered within the traditions of Folk Mexican, Tex-Mex, and other styles of Latin music. Sabrosito’s tasty arrangements and very distinctive voicing of the instruments entertain all ages and cultures. Their repertoire includes the exciting rhythms of the Cumbia, Ranchera, Bolero, Cha-Cha and Huapango.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 14, 12:30PM
ALEX EISENBERG & MIYUKI OTANI — Classical Music
Violinist Alex Eisenberg will be joined by pianist Miyuki Otani in a afternoon of classical music with the motto “con espressivo “ that could be translated as “with passion.” Beloved classical pieces by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Debussy and Dvorak will be expertly performed by these two internationally acclaimed musicians.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 19, 12:30PM
POP-E-LATION — American Pop Music from the 60s-2000s
Take a trip back in time with PopElation as they play some of the greatest hits of American pop music from the 60’s through the 2000’s! From the early days of folk-rock, to Motown’s signature sound, to the dawn of a new century, this concert is sure to bring back memories for everyone.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 21, 12:30PM
3 BIG MACS & A SMALL FRY — Caribbean Music with Steel Drum
Steel Pan master Tim Gutierrez brings his quartet to the Bay Area for a melodic trip to Argentina,Venezuela, Brazil, Cuba and Trinidad. This music is a perfect match for the Bing Music Series with its melodic instrumentation and Caribbean-flavored cover tunes.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 26, 12:30PM
THE 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 OCTOBER 28, 12:30PM
ALBANY CONSORT — Classical Music
Halloween marks the transition from the light part of the year into the dark part. How better to celebrate than with music that reflects darkness, strangeness and profound sadness? But don’t think that this means sparse or depressing music. On the contrary, composers have always been itching to express fully and vigorously any human experience they could find. Works by Vivaldi, Rebel, Tartini, Nan, and Dowland will be presented in this concert.
This Summer Concert Series is made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Reller Family in honor of Carolyn Wiedemann Reller. Concerts are held every Tuesday, June through September on the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital cafeteria courtyard (Doobie Brothers Courtyard) located behind the rear entrance of the Stanford Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center.
These concerts feature some of the best local and touring musicians offering a wide variety of music. You can bring your lunch or purchase onsite and enjoy some great music each Summer! All concerts are free and open to the public. Subject to weather conditions.
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 12:00PM
ROB HART TRIO – ECLECTIC JAZZ
Rob Hart’s band is an exciting blend of organic traditional jazz, fusion, funk, latin and textural experimental music, along with high-powered, on-the-edge improvisations. Don’t miss this superb ensemble as they take you on a musical, melodic journey.
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 12:00PM
POP-E-LATION – AMERICAN POP MUSIC FROM THE 60'S-2000'S
Take a trip back in time with PopElation as they play some of the greatest hits of American pop music from the 60’s through the 2000’s! From the early days of folkrock, to Motown’s signature sound, to the dawn of a new century, this concert is sure to bring back memories for everyone.
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 12:00PM
OSCAR REYNOLDS – BOLIVIAN-INFLUENCED FLUTE & GUITAR
Bolivian master flutist and guitarist Oscar Reynolds leads the Oscar ReynoldsTrio for a musical performance of Afro-Latin Andean Jazz that laces world cultures, jazz, and a South American flair that will transport you to high in the Andes mountains of Bolivia and Peru.
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 12:00PM
TRIO BRAVO – OLD-TIME COUNTRY, BLUEGRASS, AND WESTERN MUSIC
Trio Bravo is the perfect group for a hoe-down. The happy sound of fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, harmonica, and bass, with voices raised in harmony floats through the air bringing back music of earlier times with an old-time feel. Their sound is folksy drawing on country, bluegrass, and western music.