"Helping Connecticut Families One at a Time"
Band Together volunteers marched in the 2008
Fairfield Memorial Day parade
Rob is a businessman, musician and family man who has spent over 27 years in the investment management business, 13 years as a professional musician and composer, and 16 years raising a family with his wife Diane and their three daughters. His education includes Masters In Business Administration from University Of Oregon. As a jazz musician, bassist and composer he has released two CD's, “Wind Song” in 2007 and “Water Rhapsody” in 2009. His original music reveals his enduring fascination with the key elements in nature: wind, water, wood, earth, fire and metal, and seeks to underscore and highlight their relevance in our lives. He performs regularly at clubs and music festivals with The Rob Fried Group, Bone Dry and Stoneband. He has performed or recorded with renowned artists including Randy Brecker, Marion Meadows, Chris Parker and Joe Beck and has performed as an opening act for Manhattan Transfer, Tower Of Power, BB King and YES.
Jerry Vigorito: Director
Jerry is a self taught harmonica player and musician. He performs regulary with Bone Dry, The Blues Busters and To the Max.
His love for Music, over 25 years of performance experience, deep spiritual connection and a dedication to those in need, have all lead him to the Band Together CT Stage.
Jerry has a 26 year career in the Fairfield County mortgage industry and is Senior Vice President at Atlantic Residential Mortgage in Westport. He is a life long CT resident, graduated from Sacred Heart University, resides with Nancy in Fairfield and has two daughters in college.
Production,Staging & Lighting
Andy is an award-winning entertainment executive with productions that have been nominated for Oscar, and have won Emmy, Grammy, Clio and Ace awards. He has created TV, DVD and CD projects for artists as diverse as Billy Joel, Mariah Carey, Don Henley, Santana, Bee Gees and Bruce Springsteen. He developed a concert series with the Wild Life Conservation Society to promote eco awareness starring John Denver and The Doobie Brothers. He also has a track record as a world-class manager and business leader, having led a team of over 200 for 15 years running Sony BMG Studios, the largest audio/TV/broadcast studio complex in New York.
Stephanie and Peggy, Hospitality
Jon Bronder, Stage Manager