U.S based Singer/Musician from 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 I guess jazz music really felt 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 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? One of my older brothers, Tim Hopkins is also a renowned musician in New Zealand, with his main instrument being tenor sax player.

As you can see, 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.
Thank you.


The official video of Garota de Ipanema released November 2022. See the full release on youtube.
Garota de Ipanema at Catalina Jazz Club in Los Angeles with the Outrageous8
Can’t help lovin’ that man with Big Band Swing Express
Willow Weep For Me at the Auckland Jazz and Blues Club
Angel Eyes at Catalina Jazz Club, Los Angeles with the Outrageous8
Created and recorded at home while in lockdown for 2020 all by Kathryn on vocals and keys.