Singer and Musician from Aotearoa, New Zealand.
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 moved to Los Angeles in 2014 where I now reside.
My father Tony Hopkins, was a drummer and he 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.
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.
“Regardless of what you play, the biggest thing is keeping the feel going”, Wes Montgomery.
It’s been a while since I posted a blog and as always, so much has happened since the last time I wrote. First of all, a warm welcome to 2021.… Read More
The Flight 584 Jazz Band big band will be playing swingin’ big band jazz next Wednesday, March 6, two sets, 7:30 and 9:00, in the Trailside Showroom at Viva Cantina.… Read More
A super fun night in Monrovia at the Myrtle Tree Cafe with Angela O’Neill and the Outrageous8. Performing to a crowded and very receptive audience, the Outrageous8 performed in their… Read More