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.
If you are in the position to and have the desire to, donations are gratefully accepted, to help keep live music going and support new projects. You can send via Paypal or Send Bitcoin.