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.
- January 4 Claudia Slayman
- January 5 Barbary Grant
- January 11 Steven Scholom
- January 12 Barbary Grant
- January 18 Steven Scholom
- January 19 Barbary Grant
- January 25 Steven Scholom
- January 26 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
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 4, 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 JANUARY 6, 12:30PM
DOS GARDENIAS – The Music of Mexico
Dos Gardenias is a quartet led by Manuel Constancio, guitarist and vocalist. Manuel was born in California and learned the songs of his Mexican heritage while playing music with his father. Enjoy a great selection of boleros, rumbas, sambas and bossa novas when Manuel is joined by bassist Steve Hanson, violinist Harriet Newhart, and special guest to bring this passionate, beautiful music to the Atrium!
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 11, 12:30PM
MOONGLOW TRIO – Classic Pop & More
This is a great trio performing pop, rock, and jazz songs in an intimate acoustic format. The musicianship, vocals and arrangements are something to be experienced as you listen to your favorite tunes from the variety of genres they cover. This group does it all!
FRIDAY JANUARY 13, 12:30PM
HUGO WAINZINGER’S LATIN MUSIC REVIEW – Music of Latin America
Don’t miss this great concert serving up an offering of boleros, bossas, rumbas, tangos, and other Latin favorites and originals. 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. They will take you on a musical journey through Latin America and South America.
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 18, 12:30PM
PORTOLA VALLEY HOME SCHOOL CHOIR — “Somebody to Love”, Directed by Barbary Grant
Enjoy the energy the PVHSC brings to the Atrium when the kids sing and dance to songs with “Somebody to Love ” as the theme. Tunes include hits: Somebody Loves Me, If You Love Somebody, To Love Somebody, Somebody to Love, and more! These kids always put on a great show with fun and imaginative routines directed by Barbary Grant.
FRIDAY JANUARY 20, 12:30PM
ALEX EISENBERG & DMITRY COGAN — Classical Piano & Violin
Internationally acclaimed award winning musicians, violinist Alexander Eisenberg and pianist Dmitry Cogan, bring their presentation of the “Four B’s” to the Bing Music Series. The B’s represent Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Bartok and are essential for understanding the development of musical lines and harmony. This concert will be accompanied by some narrative about the life and works of these four great composers.
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 25, 12:30PM
TRIO BRAVO — Old-Time Country, Bluegrass, and Western Music
Trio Bravo is the perfect group for an atrium 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.
FRIDAY JANUARY 27, 12:30PM
THE STEVE MARLEY TRIO — Unique Jazz
The Steve Marley Trio are like-minded musicians who were searching for something more substantial than playing casual gigs with interchangeable lineups. They wanted to develop their own repertoire and unique sonic palette and in the process create music which offer audiences something identifiable and distinctive. With a song list that includes fresh takes on old standards, and a sprinkling of original compositions, the trio continues to explore the synergistic possibilities and subtle nuances of trio jazz.
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.