Patrick Girondi

Photography by: Luigi Porzia

PATRICK GIRONDI, originally from the South Side of Chicago, is an Italian and American singer-songwriter, author, and founder of San Rocco Therapeutics, a gene therapy company focused on bringing a safe and accessible cure to Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemia patients. Girondi has released seven music albums and Skyhorse published his Wall Street Journal #1 bestseller Flight of the Rondone. Girondi’s book New City will be published by Skyhorse in February 2023.

Patrick Girondi & the Orphan’s Dream band published its first CD, Orphan’s Soul in 2004. All of the albums are about Orphan Disease (Rare Disease) and how it it has affected the lead singer, Patrick Girondi’s life. The 80 published songs are all written by the Patrick Girondi & the Orphan’s Dream.  The fifth album, “Orphan’s Return,” was released days before the culmination of girondi’s 5-year pharmaceutical court battle. As the album’s name hints, the verdict has allowed Girondi to return to his work of curing rare diseases.

Girondi’s music has been featured in the Award-winning Italian film Focaccia Blues. Patrick Girondi and the Orphan Dream Band has been featured dozens of times in Italian newspapers as well as on television in New York, Chicago, and Italy.
Patrick Girondi has performed with Italian acts, The Pooh and Renzo Arbore. He has performed at the Chicago Poor Man Blues Fest in Washington Park with Coco Taylor, and Ronnie Lee Graham; the Harris Theater in Chicago; and the Umbria Jazz Festival. 

Photography by: Antonio Sansone

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