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.
- September 1 Barbary Grant
- September 7 Claudia Slayman
- September 8 Barbary Grant
- September 14 Steven Scholom
- September 15 Barbary Grant
- September 21 Steven Scholom
- September 22 Barbary Grant
- September 28 Steven Scholom
- September 29 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
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 2, 12:30PM
CHRISTINE PAYNE & ROBERT HOWARD — Classical Music
These venerable classical musicians will perform the Barber Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 6 and the Beethoven Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 5, Op. 102 No. 2. A prizewinner at the Lyon International Chamber Music Competition, Christine McLeavey Payne was featured on Radio France and France TV. Robert Howard has earned international acclaim, locally, he has performed with American Bach Soloists, New Century Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque, and the San Francisco Symphony.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 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.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 12:30PM
NOVO TEMPO — Brazilian Influenced Jazz
Ed Johnson’s mastery of so many different styles, coupled with a passion for harmony vocal and horn arrangements, all factor into a magical blend of vibrant, original contemporary jazz that is winning fans and airplay worldwide. Ed’s original music is evocative of Brazilian pop, but unlike anything you’ve heard before.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 12:30PM
PARLEZ VOUS JAZZ — New Orleans Jazz and More
Rooted in early jazz from the French Quarter of New Orleans, and branching out to Gypsy Jazz, and on into modern day jazz and blues, the band features vocals, jazz violin, banjo, string bass, trombone, clarinet, and more! Happy music for dancing, singing along, foot tapping, and having a good time.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16, 12:30PM
BLUE, APACHE SONG-CATCHER — Native American-Inspired Music
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. This concert will be a solo performance and is as much an experience as a concert while his Native American- inspired compositions transport you with their beautiful melodies.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 12:30PM
REN GEISICK’S COUNTRY QUARTET — Classic Country Love Songs
Enjoy the lilting melodies of that old country sound with Ren Geisick’s Country Quartet. Ren’s voice harkens back to the sweet cries of Patsy Cline and Brenda Lee. Come hear these American songs that speak to the deeper truths of love and heartbreak.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 12:30PM
OSCAR PANGILINAN — Contemporary Jazz
Saxophonist Oscar Pangilinan is emerging as one of the youngest and in demand musicians in the South Bay Area. His style and approach to jazz is greatly influenced by legendary jazz artists Coleman Hawkins, Cannonball Adderley, Dexter Gordon, and Sonny Rollins as well as contemporary artists Joshua Redman and John Ellis. His love for New Orleans Jazz and blues can also be heard in his playing as he draws in audiences with his smooth tone, lyrical lines, and complex rhythmic ideas.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 12:30PM
BELLA SORELLA — Classical & Original Vocal-Based Music
Bella Sorella – Nova and Susanna Jiménez (sopranos) accompanied by piano and violin – is an award-winning soprano ensemble that combines classical and contemporary styles in melodic duets. Bella Sorella’s ethereal music, magnetic stage presence and remarkable personal story has earned them acclaim and recognition throughout the United States and abroad.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 12:30PM
TLC TRIO — Pop & Soul Music
TheTLC trio play 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.
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.