About Patrick

Patrick Gandy is an award winning composer, pianist, conductor, orchestrator and musical director who has worked with such great artists as: Patrice Rushen, Rickey Minor, Billy Childs, Jennifer Holliday, Stevie Wonder, Yolanda Adams, Mary J. Blige, Loretta Devine, John Legend, James Ingram, Dianne Reeves, George Duke, Seal, Stephen Schwartz, David Foster, Marilyn McCoo, Debbie Allen and Gladys Knight.

Musical study for Patrick began at The School for the Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, Ohio. After graduation, Patrick attended the Eastman School of Music (Rochester, New York), studying piano under Blair Cosman and conducting under David Effron. To study piano under Santos Ojeda, Patrick moved to the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio. He also studied at the California Institute of the Arts and completed the composition and arranging as well as the film scoring programs at the Grove School of Music in Los Angeles. Always wanting to improve, Patrick is a lifetime learner and frequently takes classes to improve himself in order to understand the world as it changes.

Patrick has had the good fortune to associate with respected conductors James Levine, James Conlin, John Mauceri, and Leonard Bernstein. Patrick has conducted the Cincinnati Symphony and has appeared in venues as diverse as Radio City Music Hall, Lincoln Center the Kennedy Center and he has performed for the President and Mrs. Clinton at the White House. Patrick is the Executive Director of The Silence Is Broken, a registered 501(c)(3) and streaming platform that uses the creative and performing arts and sustained media campaigns to tell stories that rally community and inspire invest in them.


Patrick as Producer And Philanthropist


“We are social entrepreneurs envisioning the intersection of the arts, technology and philanthropy. We embrace partnerships to grow awareness and revenue for organizations and causes. We are their megaphone, telling their stories through our online arts content. We rally community, inspire investment in them and we break the silence by amplifying our messages throughout the world.”

G. Patrick Gandy - Executive Director, Producer - SIB

The Silence Is Broken (SIB) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded by composer, pianist, conductor and producer, G. Patrick Gandy. SIB is a streaming service wherein Patrick has assembled a group of artists and thought leaders to come together and rally communities throughout the world to spread awareness about intractable issues and inspire investment to finally cure them. Patrick believes the visceral reaction achieved through art and music serves as an effective tool other 501(c)(3) organizations can use to tell their stories and raise revenue. At SIB, we are storytellers who have spent most of our lives creating thought provoking, challenging and compelling artistic works to feed our audiences and fans. It follows that we can bring our skill sets to bear upon the world in an unceasing fundraiser and “new media” campaign to heal and prosper while elevating, disseminating and monetizing important works of art (music, fine art, cinema, poetry, dance and theatre) for artists and communities to benefit. SIB is a “musical megaphone” other community based organizations can use to shout their message to the world. 

We encourage our Partner organizations to engage their supporters and donors around SIB using email, blogging, social media and through mini documentaries which SIB produces on behalf of our Partners. Partner organizations receive 30%-50% of the subscription fee of any subscribers they have converted. Like Netflix and HULU, we are video centric. SIB produces and releases new long and short form video content every month and four premium multi-camera concert events throughout the year. This content is always free to our paid subscribers. They can watch any time and in any place by logging into https://www.thesilenceisbroken.org. SIB has partnered with community based organizations that address such issues as human trafficking, arts education, HIV/AIDS awareness/prevention, justice reform, mass incarceration, poverty, and urban summer youth employment and mentorship. SIB has plans to partner with more organizations who desire a global platform and an additional funding source yet do not possess the means nor capabilities to wage their own high impact campaign.

Patrick's Credits Include





Winner - ASCAP Foundation/Symphonic Jazz Orchestra Commisioning Prize

Get on up - Single (the Remix) composed/arranged vocals for Guitarist Bennett Brandeiss

A Secret Part - Solo Recording

The Silence is Broken - Single



Diane Reeves Tribute to Sarah Vaughn entitled The Calling (Grammy Award) 

Billy Childs, Lyric (2006) Grammy Award winner

Stevie Wonder - A Time to Love



Stevie Wonder - A Time to Love

T.C. Carson - My Funny Valentine

Jennifer Holliday - On and On

Barry Gordy Tribute Album for Motown Records

Mona Miller double CD - Something I've Gotta Trust (also Producer)


Film & Television


Film Composer

Midnight Blue (Showtime Feature)

Why Colors (Showtime Feature)

Nothin 2 Lose (feature)

Nature Boy (feature)



American Service Center

Infinity Automobiles (Industrial)

Magnum P.I. (Regional Emmy)

Tom McAnn Shoes


Live Performance


Musical Director/Conductor

National/Regional Tours

The Color Purple (NAACP Theatre Award Winner for best Musical Direction)

Dream Girls

Five Guys named Moe


The Bakers Wife

City Kids the Musical


Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Hollywood Bowl All Star Band - Playboy Jazz Festival


Pianist and Assistant Conductor:

Cincinnati Boy Choir

Brooklyn Boy Choir (assoc. dir.)



The Lion King






Kindred Spirits - John Boswell, featuring Dave Koz


The Silence is Broken - HIV and AIDS docu-concert film


Dave Glasser Quintet - docu-concert film - Shot on Location at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, NYC


Patrick Gandy and Friends concert film – Shot in cooperation with Adopt-A-Saint of Southern California


e-Factor – creator/host interview show with extraordinary people about their processes (Multiple Episodes)


CBO Show – creator/host interview show with executive directors of Community Based Organizations on the front lines of issues that plague our society

Get On Up

Bennet B - Guitar

Vocals - Written/Produced by G. Patrick Gandy

Vocals-T.C. Carson, Lynette DuPree


Half and Half Fox Demo

    Composer - G. Patrick Gandy   

Vocal - Cinda

To Teach Me

Jennifer Holliday Vocal

Richard Smallwood Piano

G. Patrick Gandy

About The Silence is Broken

The Silence Is Broken docu-Concert
to Cure the Intractable

Producer/Composer G. Patrick Gandy

Dave Glasser Quintet

Dave Glasser - Saxophone
Jonathan Voltzok - Trombone
Larry Ham - Piano
Dave Robaire - Bass
Jerome Jennings - Drums