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.
- May 3 Steven Scholom
- May 4 Barbary Grant
- May 10 Steven Scholom
- May 11 Barbary Grant
- May 17 Steven Scholom
- May 18 Barbary Grant
- May 24 Steven Scholom
- May 25 Barbary Grant
- May 31 Steven Scholom
Every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Every Thursday at 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Advanced Medicine Center Building
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA, 94305
WEDNESDAY MAY 3, 12:30PM
PETER DI BONO — Showtunes & Standards
Peter DiBono, one of San Francisco’s premier Accordionists, will be performing standards and showtunes with his band featuring Harriet Newhart on violin and Steve Hanson on bass. Peter’s trio interprets classic showtunes and standards with virtuosity and passion. If you love this music, you’ll love this band!
FRIDAY MAY 5, 12:30PM
HUGO WAINZINGER’S LATIN REVIEW — The Music of Mexico
Happy Cinco de Mayo! Don’t miss this great concert serving up an offering of the music of Mexico. If you are a fan of Latin Music you are in for a treat. If you are not familiar with the music, this is the perfect concert to get acquainted with the beautiful, passionate genre expertly performed by Hugo Wainzinger and his ensemble.
WEDNESDAY MAY 10, 12:30PM
JOHN WORLEY, JR. — Eclectic Jazz
Flugelhorn Artist John Worley Jr. is adept at a multitude of styles, he has played with many national and international artists in Canada, Europe, Central and North America. Combining great technique with potent lyricism, Worley has created a unique sound. His music touches on all corners of the Americas, riding a world chart of bop, straight-ahead jazz, tango, Afro-Cuban and more.
FRIDAY MAY 12, 12:30PM
THE AIRS OF LOVE —17th-20th Century Classical Music
Great songs and arias by Handel, Mozart, Bizet, Debussy, Chopin, Piazzolla, Barber, and Ives will be performed by mezzo-soprano Solmaaz Adeli; Julie Poklewski, piano; Robin Snyder, cello; Benett Zussman, guitar. They will present the world’s best repertoire, from Baroque to American Song.
WEDNESDAY MAY 17, 12:30PM
BLUE, APACHE SONG-CATCHER with DOUG ADAMZ — Native American-Inspired Flute & Guitar
Blue’s music crosses barriers and penetrates the heart and spirit in unprecedented ways. A master flute player, Blue brings an intensity and authenticity that is unsurpassed by other players of his instrument. Blue will be joined by Doug Adamz on guitar. Here’s what some have to say about Doug. “He is an excellent guitarist... a terrific guitarist!”— Harold Bradley, Country Music Hall of Fame.
FRIDAY MAY 19, 12:30PM
MASHA CAMPAGNE — Brazilian Jazz
Masha and her ensemble play a collection of Brazilian gems by the likes of Dorival Caymmi, Jobim and Guinga. Introduced to jazz music and bossa nova by her grandfather, Moscow-born singer-song writer Masha Campagne immerses herself into singing for both musical styles, the dulcet melodies of smooth jazz and the sultry sway of bossa nova.
WEDNESDAY MAY 24, 12:30PM
ALBANY CONSORT with the BLACK BOX BAROQUE — Handel’s “Aci, Galatea e Polifemo”
A great love story from mythology, including a horrid giant with a wonderful booming voice, tragic misunderstandings between lovers and a wannabe, and a creative outcome. All perfect fodder for a great musical drama. A very young Handel rises to the task. This operetta was composed during his early 20’s, when he was touring Italy, hobnobbing with the rich, delighting everyone with his highly inventive style. Fourteen members of Black Box Baroque and Albany Consort bring the music to life.
FRIDAY MAY 26, 12:30PM
THE CIRCLE “R” BOYS — Bluegrass Music
The Circle “R” Boys are a bluegrass music band based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Playing mostly traditional-style bluegrass they are known for their vocal harmonies and solid instrumentation, with not a lot of fancy stuff—just good, clean pickin’.
WEDNESDAY MAY 31, 12:30PM
NAT JOHNSON QUARTET — Classic Jazz & Blues
Nat brings his quartet of the very best jazz musicians anywhere! Nat’s superb baritone voice and bass guitar are recognized by jazz pros everywhere. He has played with some of the giants of the industry performing with Jon Hendricks, Jeanie Hoffman as well as stints with Vince Guaraldi, Sammy Davis Jr., Big Mama Mae Thorton, Lou Rawls and Dizzy Gillespie.
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.