Caroline Knorr- Bay Area Parent Magazine
"Pockets" flows gracefully from track to track, and includes snippets of speaking segments that create an atmosphere of inclusion, ensuring that kids will want to listen over and over again.
Bryan Harrison- Just Plain Folks.org
Take a listen to Andy Z's debut children's CD, "Pockets". This collection of traditional tunes and original songs is ideal for kids 0 to 6 years of age, but can be enjoyed by all. Have your young ones listen to these samples. That is the true test, and one that "Pockets" has been passing with flying colors!
Read the full article "Pocket Full Of Music" by Caroline Knorr below:
It's hard to find children's music that doesn't drive you to distraction, but the new CD by Bay Area artist and educator Andy Zamenes is a rare exception. "Pockets" is a collection of old-standbys such as "Happy And You Know It", plus kid-pleasing originals written by Zamenes, who is also a music teacher at local preschools.
A graduate of California State University, San Francisco, Zamenes has been performing in grown-up bands for years. When he began playing at local farmer's markets, the kids were particularly drawn to his music, so he started incorporating more children's songs into his sets. "I have always believed that children have an inherent connection to music that can only be weakened by lack of exposure.", he says.
On "Pockets", Zamenes performs all the voices, gobbles, snorts and other wacky noises that kids love. The mix of old and new tunes plus plenty of novelty sounds is certain to make the album a hit with kids and parents.
If you'd like to find out even more about Andy Z, just go to www.andyz.com (the link's on this page) If you're interested in the other music Andy does, go to
Check out the artist's website:
1. Good Morning
3. Happy And You Know It
4. Alphabet Song
5. The Wheels On The Bus
6. Boo Boo Song
7. The Muffin Man
8. Old Mac Donald
9. Itsy Bitsy Spider
10. Colors Of The Rainbow
11. Oh Susanna
12. Pumpkin Patch
13. Baa Baa Black Sheep
14. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star