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At AboveTheBridge we strive to make music matter. We are an independent, online, music publication and entertainment website founded in the Bay Area in 2018. We operate on the principles of supporting independent artistry and expression to the best of our abilities. Our team produces multiple different genres of content ranging from artist interviews to album reviews to live sessions and much much more! 

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DANTE PELLEGRINO
Founder/Editor-in-chief/President of Operations
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Hey there, my name is Dante Pellegrino. I am from the Bay Area in California. Four score and seven years ago I made a little Instagram account where I shared my thoughts on certain albums that I enjoy. What it turned into is what you’re viewing right now. Outside of AboveTheBridge and music, some things I enjoy are hiking, playing spikeball and running. Some of my favorite musicians ever include Red Hot Chili Peppers, J.I.D, Bright Eyes, Kanye West, The Front Bottoms, Led Zeppelin, and Mac Miller.

Mateo Leonardo
Lead Videographer, Music Matters Producer, & Vice President of Operations
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Born and cultured in the Bay Area. Being latino, music is a main course of my life. Its a blessing to witness the ever changing Hip-Hop scene and twice a blessing to be with the AboveTheBridge team.

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Ian Parish
Co-Head Writer
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Hi! I'm Ian Parish. I am from St. Louis, Missouri, and I had been following the ATB project for a little under a year before I started writing reviews and articles. I love all kinds of music, but especially hard rock, as well as some very calm singer/songwriter records. Favorite bands/artists include: Black Midi, Queens of the Stone Age, Remo Drive, Highly Suspect, Hozier, Phoebe Bridgers, Kendrick Lamar, Talking Heads. 

Vincenzo Pellegrino
Co-Head Writer
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Hey! My name is Vincenzo Pellegrino. I’m a Jazz musician from the Sierra Nevada area and family to the founder, Dante Pellegrino. As a big admirer and follower of this website, I am so thrilled to be apart of a community of fellow music lovers. I have a very diverse music taste, with my main genres being Jazz, Neo Soul, Hip-Hop, and Contemporary R&B. Some of my favorite artists include D’Angelo, Jacob Collier, John Coltrane, Daniel Caesar, Anderson .Paak, Kneebody, and Bill Evans.

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Juliette Musante
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Head Playlist Curator
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Hey everyone! My name is Juliette Musante and I’m from the Bay Area! I have always been surrounded by music my entire life, and it has been one of my passions for as long as I can remember. I hope to work in the music industry someday and hopefully get to channel some of my passion for music into a career in the future. As far as instruments go, I play a bit of guitar and decided to try to learn how to play over quarantine! I listen to all kinds of music and some of my favorite musicians are Mac Miller, Taylor Swift, Frank Ocean, and Harry Styles.

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Chief Graphic Designer 
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I’m Edward Clement I’m from Newport Rhode Island, I grew up listening to 70s, 80s and 90s rock and till this day I still love old school music as well as new age alternative rock and indie music. I’ve been into art pretty much my whole life but around 3 years ago I started to become more into graphic designing, creating a name for myself as 2can. I'm glad to be a designer and to be apart of the AboveTheBridge.

Kaylynn Barley
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Writer / Video Editor
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Hey! I’m Kaylynn Barley. I am from the Bay Area, California. I have a huge passion for scriptwriting and film production. One aspect of film that I’ve always had an interest in is music. When working on films, picking the right music and soundtrack seems to be one of the most important parts for me in the editing process. Music can really set the mood, and oftentimes make or break a film. I feel like even outside film, music holds a huge importance and it deserves to be talked about! Some of my favorite artists include Rex Orange County, Arctic Monkeys and Doja Cat.

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Daniel Arriaga
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Writer
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I am Daniel Arriaga, a Bay Area based journalist whose strong points are covering music, sports and news. My work can be found in De Anza's newspaper La Voz. I am known for giving opinion pieces and covering local events and sports games. I have always been heavily into music and sports. In my reports I have interviewed school staff members, city councilmen, and everyday citizens.

Cloie Monét
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Playlist curator/Writer
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Hi everyone! My name is Cloie Monet and I’m from the Bay Area. I was raised on mostly 90’s alternative rock and 2000’s R&B/Hip hop influences, some of my favorites being Third Eye Blind, Radiohead, Outkast and Boys II Men. By the time I was 10, my dad had taught me how to play bass and I immediately fell in love with being able to play along with my favorite songs and even create my own. Since then, listening to and playing music has always been essential for my everyday function. The art of self expression is so valuable and plays such a crucial part when connecting with yourself and with others - music being a universal force that binds us all together. I am so excited to be a part of a community that shares the same love and passion for music as I do!

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Joey Vallero
Photographer
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Hi! My name is Joey Vallero and I am a film major from Los Angeles, California! Outside of working with ATB, I love street photography, hiking, and traveling! I hope to express myself through my camera and grow my expertise in photography with this project! 

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Mario Sosa 
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Lead Photographer 
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Mario Sosa, currently community college student based in the Bay Area, mostly photography and videography work, and very excited to be apart of the AtB team.

Miles Burger
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Photographer / Videographer / Video editor 
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Hey I’m Miles I grew up in Oakland where I learned to develop a love for video editing and other creative aspirations. Surrounded in a community where artistic values are so highly recognized, on top of a passion for all things science fiction and fantastical, it was easy to develop an interest in getting involved myself. My love for hip hop and later music in general came in tandem with my love for visual storytelling. An artist who is able to tell a story musically is held at such a high value to me personally because of the power I believe music has to allow us to communicate in such a beautiful way. I hope to use my passion for creativity in the same ways those that inspire me have done.

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