U.S based Singer/Musician from New Zealand
Kia ora and welcome. I am a singer and musician from a family of well known musicians in New Zealand. I grew up surrounded by jazz and jazz music feels like home to me. I moved to Los Angeles in 2014 until 2022, when I moved from the West Coast to the East Coast, to Virginia where I now reside.
My late father Tony Hopkins, an iconic New Zealand drummer always said you could be technically good but it doesn’t mean anything if it doesn’t have a good feel. That’s always stuck with me. “It don’t mean a thing, if it ain’t got that swing” right? My brother, Tim Hopkins is also a renowned musician in New Zealand, with his main instrument being tenor sax player.
My roots are in jazz and I perform with small ensembles up to 18 piece big bands, with a mix of jazz, swing, latin jazz and blues and pop/funk.
It’s been an honor to meet and play with so many talented musicians in Australia, New Zealand, Brasil and the United States. Music is such a blessing.
“Regardless of what you play, the biggest thing is keeping the feel going”, Wes Montgomery.
Donations are gratefully accepted, to help keep live music going and support new projects. You can send via Paypal or send Bitcoin.