Andy Kotz

Andy Kotz

AKMusic Productions

Music composer and sound designer in Minneapolis, Minnesota

About Andy

IMDb Credits: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1040550/

THE FILM PROJECTS

Buena Fe (Good Faith) - Short film in post-production... (11/2013) (www.wildwimminfilms.com)
Hermanas (Sisters) - Feature film in development... (2012-13) (www.wildwimminfilms.com)
Jesus And The Military - Short film (2012) PAM Box Productions
Despertar (Awaken) - Short film also for WildWimminFilms (2011) (www.wildwimminfilms.com)
Additional Music/Composer, “3 Americas” ( www.3americasmovie.com)
2007
Provided closing credit track in addition to 6 source tracks for the film “3 Americas”. The film is currently showing at film festivals in the United States, Canada, Central and South America. Film Composer for the following short films: “Ernesto”, “Off To College I Go” and “The Appointment” (all represented at: www.wildwimminfilms.com)

THE CAREER

1997-’03
Composed the music for these short films; “Ernesto”, “Off To College I Go” and received “Best Original Score” for the soundtrack to “The Appointment” at the 1999 NYU Film Festival.

The Ronny Loew Band, guitars 1997-Present
Having moved to Minneapolis, MN in 1997 found myself playing with saxman Ronny Loew’s smooth jazz band with some Minneapolis’ finest musicians including keyboardist Tommy Barbarella (Prince NPG), drummer David Anania (Greazy Meal/ Blue Man Group), bassist Tony Axtell, and percussionist Ester Godinez (Prince).

Freejak (unsigned artist) Produced and Recorded. 1995-1996
Composed, produced and performed on 2 tracks (entitled “All Night” and “Just A Touch”) for Steve Freejek’s CD.

After 7 (LaFace Records) 1995
Lead and rhythm guitars. Toured in support of album “Reflections”. Alex Allessandroni, Musical Director.

El Debarge (LaFace Records) 1994
Lead and rhythm guitars. Toured in support of album “Heart, Mind and Soul”

Chante Moore (MCA/Silas Records) 1992-1994
Lead, rhythm guitars and sequence programming for tour in support of albums “precious” and “Love Supreme”. Cornelius Mims, Musical Director.

Gerardo (Interscope and EMI/Latin Records) 1991-1995
Producer, songwriter, lead and rhythm guitars, kbds and drum programming. Toured in support of 2 albums “Asi Es” and “Derrumbe”.

Michelle Shocked (Mercury Records) 1992
Lead and rhythm guitars. Toured in support of album “Arkansas Traveller”.

Louie Louie (Sire/Warner Bros. Records) 1990-1991
Lead and rhythm guitars. Toured in support of album “Let’s get Started”.


THE EDUCATION

Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA 1979-81 (Music)
Musicians Institute, Hollywood, CA 1982-1983 (Music Performance)
and another 20-plus years of worldly, real-life and ongoing education!


Name: Andy Kotz

Lives in: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Company: AKMusic Productions

Occupation: Music Composer and Sound Designer

Unique traits: Born in Detroit, MI... raised in Argentina with Spanish being my first learned language... Went to 14 schools in 5 states and 2 countries before graduating high school in Huntington Beach, CA. Possess and (unfortunately) use my Class A CDL as a truck driver to provide for my family, because I'm a man of honor and principle ...

Credits

  • Keeping Up with the Kardashians

    Keeping Up with the Kardashians (2016)
    Television (Drama and Reality-TV) Music department A peek inside the exploits and privileged private lives of the blended Kardashian-Jenner family, including sisters Kim, Kourtney and Khloé.

  • Hollywood Medium

    Hollywood Medium (2016)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department Hollywood Medium, Tyler Henry, meets with celebrities and shares messages from their departed loved ones.

  • True Life

    True Life (2015)
    Television (Documentary and Romance) Music department This one hour documentary follows 4 young people who are moving to the Big Apple to pursue their dreams. Julie is a shop-o-holic who lives off of her parents credit cards but wants to make her own way in the fashion industry. Frankie & Dana are gay best friends from Ohio who have no money, no jobs, and no plan but have a big dream for a better life. And Josh is a model from a Winsconsin who is getting the opportunity of a lifetime with a top modeling agency. Who will survive in one of the most competitive cities in the world? Written by M. McEwan

  • Total Divas

    Total Divas (2015)
    Television (Biography, Drama, Reality-TV and Sport) Music department Follow the lives of the WWE divas in their work and relationships.

  • Hollywood Cycle

    Hollywood Cycle (2015)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department Hollywood Cycle is an American reality documentary television series that premiered on July 7, 2015, on E! television network. The reality show chronicles both the professional and personal lives of several instructors, including Nichelle Hines, Aaron Hines, and Nick Hounslow, as well as the trainees, who all work at Cycle House an indoor cycling studio in Los Angeles.

  • Geordie Shore

    Geordie Shore (2011 - 2015)
    Television (Comedy, Drama, Reality-TV and Romance) Music department Reality TV show following eight young men and women as they spend a summer experiencing the highs and lows of Newcastle-upon-Tyne's party scene.

  • E! News Live

    E! News Live (2015)
    Television (News) Music department The latest entertainment news is reported.

  • Who Wore It Better

    Who Wore It Better (2015)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department Through top fashion stylists and designers, fashion PR teams, and even the celebs themselves, E! reveals how the magic happens, how to recreate the most-coveted celebrity looks, and what's to come in fashion this season.

  • Apres Ski

    Apres Ski (2015)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department Add a Plot »

  • Untold with Maria Menounos

    Untold with Maria Menounos (2014)
    Television (News) Music department We're taking a fun and fresh approach to celebrity, pop culture and entertainment news, going behind the headlines to get the real scoop.

  • E! True Hollywood Story

    E! True Hollywood Story (2014)
    Television (Documentary, Biography, Crime and History) Music department A documentary about celebrities lives before and after being famous.

  • UFC on Fox

    UFC on Fox (2014)
    Television (Action and Sport) Music department Add a Plot »

  • Buena Fe

    Buena Fe (2014)
    Film (Short and Drama) Composer A couple's relationship is falling apart after the death of their young son. The couple is living in a cabin in a beach town to try and mend things before they head off to Mexico for Carlos' religious work. Romina, who is battling depression, seeks out a mysterious man. In what Carlos and Romina thought would be a trip to bring them closer together only makes them realize the trip served to further the divide. Written by Anonymous

  • A-List Listings

    A-List Listings (2012)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department For most people, an indoor swimming pool and private 3-D movie theater are amenities that only live in their dreams. But for some of the insanely rich and fabulously famous they are, well, simply par for the multi-acre backyard golf course. In this new series, David Burtka brings viewers past the mile-high hedges and elaborate security systems into houses (or dare we say palaces?) that a very select lucky few call home. Aesthetics meet opulence in these A-List estates, where no detail is left to chance and custom made and imported are regular words in the vernacular. With the help of Madison Hilderbrand, Mohammed Hadid, Carl Oosterhouse and Jade Mills, show takes viewers in to the fascinating world of extreme wealth, super high-end real estate, luxury and the epitome of the good life. Written by E!

  • Hermanas

    Hermanas (2012)
    Film (Short, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Composer Two sisters have been evicted from their home. Older sister Lupe takes responsibility for the move while younger sister, Luz is under the spell of her boyfriend.

  • Despertar

    Despertar (2011)
    Film (Short and Drama) Composer Rosa, a domestic worker in Mexico City, is at a crossroads in her relationship, her job and her life.

  • 3 Américas

    3 Américas (2007)
    Film (Drama) Music department When tragedy strikes, 16 year old, América Campos is sent to Argentina to live with her anti-American grandmother Lucía América. América struggles to find her place with a grandmother she has never known and to hold onto a friendship with Sergio, a neighbor twice her age. Written by Wild Wimmin Films

  • Ernesto

    Ernesto (2000)
    Film (Drama and Short) Composer Add a Plot »

  • Off to College I Go!

    Off to College I Go! (1999)
    Film (Short) Composer Add a Plot »

  • The Appointment

    The Appointment (1999)
    Film (Short) Composer A struggling used copier salesman must make a sale by the close of the business day or lose his job.

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