Jonny (Hamden High ’93) is a veteran rocker having played guitar, harmonica, and piano with vocals in the band Mighty Purple with brother Steve for years. He has also played with other bands including Ten Shekel Shirt, Awry and Faux Fix among others. Voted Best Singer/Songwriter by the New Haven Advocate at age 19, he has developed a knack for quirky, lyrical songwriting and performing that employ wine glasses and electronics among other unconventional instruments. A sample: YouTube Video. In addition to his three solo albums (The Sound of Birds, The Aviary, Spare Them All et al), his composing includes music for ballet performances and chamber instruments. Rodgers is a teacher of guitar, piano, voice and composition.