U.S based Singer/Musician from New Zealand

Kia ora and welcome.  I am a singer and musician from a family of well known musicians in New Zealand. I grew up surrounded by jazz and jazz music feels 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 late 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? My brother, Tim Hopkins is also a renowned musician in New Zealand, with his main instrument being 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 musicians in Australia, New Zealand, Brasil and the United States. Music is such a blessing.

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

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 by Kathryn on vocals and keys.