BIOS

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JAMIE PINTOZZI

lead vocals/rhythm guitar

Jamie has a wide range of musical abilities. She plays bass, guitar, drums, and piano, but she mostly sticks to vocals. She has been active in performing in shows since 7th grade with El Rey Music Center. Jamie has the ability to sing great songs like "Bohemian Rhapsody", but also softer songs like "Stand By Me". Jamie's outstanding voice makes her a great addition to the band.

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JASON MINOR

lead guitar/vocals

Jason formed The Difference in 2014. In High School, he participated with various groups including marching band, where he performed in the 2016 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, as well as orchestra, musical pit, and honors band. Jason also participates with various other groups including Rick Lindy & The Wild Ones, and is a roadie for the group American English. He's also a music instructor at Bach to Rock in Arlington Heights, teaching Guitar, Drums, Piano, and Ukulele to many young aspiring musicians. Jason's skills as a guitarist and as a leader make him a great addition to the band! 

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DREW DAHLGREN

bass guitar

Since he was younger, Drew has had a passion for music. From bass guitar and keyboard, to euphonium and trumpet, Drew’s diverse range of instruments only heightens his ability to play a multitude of styles. The summer before his 8th grade year, Drew saw a street performer playing slap-bass in Vegas and was instantly inspired to pick up the instrument. Drew has participated in such groups as the Prospect Marching Knights, where he plays euphonium. Drew's ability to play a wide variety of instruments makes him an asset to the band.

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Nikko Gonzalez

drum set

 

Nikko has been playing music for over 10 years. Just like many musicians do, he started off on piano. Nikko later picked up percussion and cello in middle school. His main instruments are now drums and percussion. Nikko has been apart of the award winning Wheeling High School bands, orchestra, musical, and show choir. Early in his career, he has played with musicians such as Victor Garcia, Andrew Lawrence, Haley Reinhart and many more! Nikko studied at Harper College and is now studying Sound Recording Technology at DePaul University. With Nikko’s experience playing drums for many groups and different genres, this makes him a great fit to the band.