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. JC Hopkins has twice been nominated for a Grammy Award, once for his song “Dreams Come True”, recorded by Willie Nelson and Norah Jones, and also for his production of John Lithgow’s children’s album of Tin Pan Alley songs, The Sunny Side of the Street.
He has produced recording sessions for some of the leading luminaries of the contemporary music scene including Norah Jones, Anita O’Day, Martha Wainwright, Victoria Williams, and Queen Esther. Additional collaborations include numerous production endeavors with Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Teddy Thompson, Van Dyke Parks, Jolie Holland, and Petra Haden to name a few.