A New Release by Multiple-Award Winning Kindie Artist Andy Z

Andy has teamed up with Grammy-nominated producer Tor Hyams to record his fifth studio album, a Halloween-themed audio play titled “The Grand Scream Of Things” scheduled for release September 25th, 2012.

This ambitious project is driven by Andy’s quest to bring a new vista to the landscape of music for the 8 to 12 year old set. and features guest vocals by contemporaries Paula Messner (Candy Band) and RhymeZwell.

The top-notch instrumentalists heard on The Grand Scream Of Things include Greg Ellis (drums and percussion) and Geoff Pearlman (guitar, bass).

Also contributing to the project are San Francisco based Michael Olmos (trumpet), Bobby Strickland (saxophones), and Michael Rinta (trombone), who, collectively, have played with everyone from Santana, The Grateful Dead, Sly & The Family Stone and Todd Rundgren to Etta James, Herbie Hancock and Taj Mahal.

Cast members (left to right): Jonathan Murphy (Danger Dude),
Franki Cricchio (Pleadia), Stephen Moss (Jam Master Z),
Victor Escobedo (Reggie), Andy Z
at The Annex Recording Studios, Menlo Park, CA. Photo by Justin Miel

Cast members (not pictured): Erika S Lee (Bouncy Bride),
Kent Brown (T-Spoon), Jude Lawrence (Narrator)