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.
- July 6 Claudia Slayman
- July 7 Barbary Grant
- July 13 Steven Scholom
- July 14 Barbary Grant
- July 20 Steven Scholom
- July 21 Barbary Grant
- July 27 Steven Scholom
- July 28 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 JULY 1, 12:30PM
MR. BARKY — Music from the 1960’s
Always a fun concert, Mr. Barky features the wonderful tenor voice of Ernest Kinsolving and the multi-instrumental playing of Karl Franzen. Take a trip back in time as Mr. Barky perform the soundtrack of the 60’s from the early folk music craze to the later songs of the decade describing the angst of a generation.
WEDNESDAY JULY 6, 12:30PM
HEARTSTRINGS — 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!
FRIDAY JULY 8, 12:30PM
BLACK OLIVE JAZZ — Classic Jazz Standards
Jazz Vocalist, Stanford drama teacher and actress, Kay Kostopoulos brings her all-star ensemble of San Francisco jazz artists to the Atrium to perform classic songs from enduring jazz masters. An elegant singer whose voice is inspired by the golden age of jazz, Kay pays homage to the music of the Gershwins, Cole Porter, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee and others.
WEDNESDAY JULY 13, 12:30PM
WEN-CHUN KU — Classical Piano Recital
Major prize recipient of Harrison Winter Concerto Competition and Taiwan National Competition, Wen-Chun was praised by the critique for her capability of moving an audience through her interpretation and genuine musicality. She has performed and given lectures in recitals and concerts in California and Maryland. This recital will present works of Mozart, Chopin, and Beethoven, and discuss about their background and styles.
FRIDAY JULY 15, 12:30PM
MOONGLOW TRIO — Classic Pop
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!
WEDNESDAY JULY 20, 12:30PM
FOOLS ON THE HILL — Music of the Beatles
The music of the Beatles transcends all generations and is just as powerful and relevant as it was over 50 years ago! Mike Wollenberg started playing guitar when he was eight years old due in large part to his hearing the Beatles. Multi-instrumentalist Steve Hanson says the music of the Beatles still inspires him and his appreciation for what they did continues to grow.
FRIDAY JULY 22, 12:30PM
STRING SUMMIT — Western Swing
Take a trip back in time when Spade Cooley, Sons of the Pioneers, Bob Wills, and other greats were putting an infectious rhythm to country music. When sawdust was spread on the dance floor and hay bales were the house seats. String Summit brings you this music as it was meant to be played with mandolin, fiddle, steel guitar, acoustic bass and guitar.
WEDNESDAY JULY 27, 12:30PM
THE AMITY ROSE QUARTET — Vintage Vibe Jazz & Originals
Miss Amity Rose hearkens back to an era when sultry female vocalists and entertainers took the reins on the radio and bandstands melting our hearts and stirring our souls with their sass, edge and fire... inspired by such greats as Anita O’Day and Miss Peggy Lee, Miss Amity Rose is a vocal powerhouse who plays inventive interpretations of traditional jazz standards and lesser known gems from the 20s - 50s, with some original pithy art songs thrown into the mix. This upright bass, guitar, drums and ukulele fronted combo is a dose of serious fun and just what the doctor ordered! www.amityrosemusic.com
FRIDAY JULY 29, 12:30PM
AIRS OF LOVE ENSEMBLE — 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, Jon Mark Hurley, voice/piano, guitarist Jon Mulvey, and flutist Deborah Lee Yates. We will present the world’s best repertoire, from Baroque to American Song.
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 JULY 5, 12:00PM
PARLEZ VOUS JAZZ – NEW ORLEANS-INSPIRED 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!
TUESDAY JULY 12, 12:00PM
ED JOHNSON & GUEST – BRAZILIAN-INSPIRED MUSIC
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.
TUESDAY JULY 19, 12:00PM
VISSION LATINA – LATIN MUSIC
Vission Latina will really heat up the Summer when they bring their music to Palo Alto. These virtuoso musicians have all played with some of the finest Latin music performers on the scene and now they come together to share their musical vision – Vission Latina!
TUESDAY JULY 26, 12:00PM
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, straightahead jazz, tango, Afro-Cuban and more.
Every Tuesday, June through September