Singer and Musician from New Zealand. Kiwi in LA.

Kia ora and welcome to KathrynHopkins.com.  I am a singer and musician from a family of well known musicians in New Zealand. I grew up surrounded by jazz and I guess jazz music really felt like home to me. I moved to Los Angeles in 2014 where I now reside.

My 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”. My older brother Tim Hopkins is also renowned in New Zealand as a 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 Los Angles musicians. We are blessed with so many live music venues. As a singer in Los Angles, we are spoiled for choice.

“Regardless of what you play, the biggest thing is keeping the feel going”, Wes Montgomery.

Garota de Ipanema at Catalina Jazz Club in Los Angeles with the Outrageous8
Angela Eyes at Catalina Jazz Club, Los Angeles with the Outrageous8
Original song by Kathryn Hopkins performed at Urban Press Winery in Burbank Los Angeles
Live performance at the Beverly Hills Farmers Market in Los Angeles
Created and recorded while in lockdown for 2020