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.