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Grammy-nominated JC Hopkins has become a staple in the jazz music scene in New York City with his influence extending throughout the world. Featuring the top talent in today’s new movement in jazz, he and his “JC Hopkins Biggish Band” have performed with and accompanied a wide range of innovative vocalists including Norah Jones, Tony Bennett, Jon Hendricks, Andy Bey, Johnny O’Neal, Elvis Costello, Mose Allison, Madeleine Peyroux, Jazzmeia Horn and Martha Wainwright. His exuberant music is directed by many genres including jazz, swing, bebop, and the Great American Songbook. Described as a modern day Hoagy Carmichael, acclaimed singers such as Norah Jones, Willie Nelson, and Victoria Williams have covered his songs

New York Moment

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Beguiled; One of Those Days; The Wonderful Things to Come; We Can Change the World; Oh, Kitty!; Better Git It in Your Soul; Sublime Beauty; What Would You Say?; Lulu; Close Your Eyes; The Children Will Lead Us.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

JC Hopkins Biggish Band: New York Moment

Read "New York Moment" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

On New York Moment, pianist JC Hopkins and his twelve-piece Biggish Band tend to a flame that's been burning since prior to World War II, the sound of large dance bands (with and without vocalists) who moved audiences with both sophistication and swing. Hopkins' Moment rotates Vanisha-Arleen Gould, Joy Hanson, Nico Sarbanes (who also plays trumpet), ...

Places in Space, in Time

Read "Places in Space, in Time" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Abraham Inc. Together We Stand Table Pounding Music 2019 “Ever since I formed Klezmer Madness! in the mid 1990's I've been exploring the possibilities of adding funk, jazz, and lately hip-hop influences to klezmer," explains David Krakauer, an expert clarinet voice in jazz, klezmer and classical ...

It's a Sad and Beautiful World

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2018
Track listing: Upside Down, It's a Sad and Beautiful World, Big Sister, Saturday, Us vs. Them, Just That Way, It's Good to be Alive, Walking Cane

NEWS: RECORDING

JC Hopkins' New Release, "It's A Sad And Beautiful World," Which Features Garth Hudson And Levon Helm, Will Finally See The Light Of Day Ten Years After It Was Recorded

JC Hopkins' New Release, "It's A Sad And Beautiful World," Which Features Garth Hudson And Levon Helm, Will Finally See The Light Of Day Ten Years After It Was Recorded

The album, which will be released on July 12, also features an impressive array of jazz greats and notable singer-songwriters There are some musicians who defy genre limitations, whose work spans a such wide spectrum that it simply does not allow them to be labelled or categorized. Multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer JC Hopkins is just such ...

Queen Esther: Sings Jazz & Black Americana

Read "Queen Esther: Sings Jazz & Black Americana" reviewed by James Nadal

The multifarious talents which are the essence of extraordinary vocalist Queen Esther's identity, encompass the complete spectrum of music from rural southern blues and inner city jazz, to her innovative version of Black Americana. Born and raised in the Deep South, she was a prodigious child whose creativity was recognized early in life. After a successful ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

JC Hopkins Biggish Band: Meet Me At Minton's

Read "Meet Me At Minton's" reviewed by James Nadal

In a direct shout out to the famous Harlem nightclub, and evoking the golden age of jazz orchestras, Meet Me At Minton's by the JC Hopkins Biggish Band is a polished throwback to the era when premier vocalists fronted illustrious big bands, while dancers flooded the floor. With a rotating lineup of eight singers, backed by ...

Meet Me At Minton's

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2016
Track listing: Remember When; Suddenly (In Walked Bud); Swing Brother Swing; Looking Back (Reflections); What Is Love; Meant to Be; Meet Me at Minton's; Them There Eyes; Dreams Come True; Alright, Okay, You Win; Spreadin' Rhythm Around; How I Wish (Ask Me Now); All of Me.

Underneath a Brooklyn Moon

Label: Tigerlily Records
Released: 2005
Track listing: Here Comes Love; One Never Knows; I've Got My Finger On A Star; Ice Cream Song; Underneath A Brooklyn Moon; Small Town; I Still Believe In Some Kind Of Love; Someday; Show Biz'ness; Settle Down.


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