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.
- June 1 Barbary Grant
- June 7 Steven Scholom
- June 8 Barbary Grant
- June 14 Claudia Slayman
- June 15 Barbary Grant
- June 21 Steven Scholom
- June 22 Barbary Grant
- June 28 Steven Scholom
- June 29 Barbary Grant
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
FRIDAY JUNE 2, 12:30PM
HEART STRINGS MUSIC — The Music of Italy
Heartstrings Music is Al Fabrizio on mandolin and Hugo Wainzinger on guitar. These two masters of Italian music will transport you to the sidewalk cafes of Rome, sunny Tuscan landscapes and relaxing gondola trips on the canals of Venice as they play classic Italian folk music, love ballads, and iconic Italian movie themes including the “Godfather” of them all!
WEDNESDAY JUNE 7, 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 JUNE 9, 12:30PM
PRIMARY COLORS — Jazz & Blues with elements of Soul & Pop
The duo is a perfect vehicle for showcasing Nate Pruitt’s astonishing vocal versatility. With his smooth, rich baritone, he is one of the finest male jazz singers on the scene, a vocalist with seemingly infinite emotional resources who can improvise horn-like scat lines, croon with soulful conviction and deliver blues with total authority. Nate will be accompanied by Rick Vandivier, one of the Bay Area’s premiere guitar players.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 14, 12:30PM
ALEXANDER EISENBERG & DMITRY COGAN — Classical Music
Alex Aisenberg has performed in Europe, South and North Americas with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Odessa Philharmonic, Belgrade Radio Symphony Orchestra, and many others. Born in Moscow in 1963, pianist Dmitriy Cogan has toured in France twice to enthusiastic reviews and was laureate of the Jose Iturbi International Piano competition in Valencia, Spain. These two great musicians will perform works by Beethoven, Brahms, Waxnan.
FRIDAY JUNE 16, 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.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 21, 12:30PM
OSCAR REYNOLDS TRIO — 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.
FRIDAY JUNE 23, 12:30PM
LEFTOVER DREAMS — American Jazz Classics
Leftover Dreams is Patrice Haan and Tony Marcus singing gems of the great American songbook with stunning harmonies and burnished accompaniment. Tony Marcus plays guitar with style and wit. Patrice Haan’s voice has been described as a “velvety alto/tenor” (Kerry Parker in the Folknik), and her intimate delivery of lyrics never fails to reach audiences.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 28, 12:30PM
K & H DUO — Classical Piano & Violin
Violinist Chih-Jung Hsu and pianist Wen-Chun Ku are frequent collaborators as the K & H Duo, having performed in recitals and concerts in California and Maryland. The duo is defined by its pursuit of the subtlety, honesty, and passion as musicians for the classical genre. This program will feature works of the Romantic era by Beethoven, Liszt, and Ravel.
FRIDAY JUNE 30, 12:30PM
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.
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 JUNE 6, 12:00PM
JOHN WORLEY, JR. & MOCHI QUARTET – ECLECTIC JAZZ
Flugelhorn Artist John Worley Jr. is adept at a multitude of styles, he has played with many national and international artists. 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.
TUESDAY JUNE 13, 12:00PM
HUGO WAINZINGER’S LATIN REVIEW – LATIN MUSIC
If you are a fan of great Latin Music you are in for a treat. This is the perfect concert for the beautiful, passionate genre expertly performed by Hugo Wainzinger and his band. They will take you on a musical journey through Latin America and South America playing rumbas, tangos, ballads, and more!
TUESDAY JUNE 20, 12:00PM
ERIC SHIFRIN & THE IN-CROWD – SWINGIN’ GOOD-TIME MUSIC
Eric Shifrin is a longtime concert favorite and one of San Francisco’s great saloon pianists performing standards and lesser known American jazz and pop gems. He will be accompanied by Mark Lee on drums, Ari Munkres on acoustic bass, and SF’s first-call reedman Jeff Sanford.
TUESDAY JUNE 27, 12:00PM
ED JOHNSON & 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.