New Year’s Eve Countdown Jazz Live - Happy Talk Count Jazz Live -
Countdown Jazz Live
|Date||December 31, 2022 at the Rooftop Bar
*Minors under 20 years are kindly asked to refrain from using the Rooftop Bar
|Time||Session ① 10:40 p.m. to 11:10 p.m.
Session ② 11:20 p.m. to 11:50 p.m.
*The bar opens at 10:30 p.m.
*The countdown starts at 11:55 p.m.
||Prices (tax inclusive) below include free-flowing drinks.
Hotel Stay guests 5,500 yen per guest
Visitors 6,600 yen per guest
HAPPY TALK Countdown Jazz Live
*Please book this event.
A beautiful voice with a lone piano is the most intimate jazz combination, and no one in Tokyo does it better than Andrea Hopkins and Jonathan Katz.
Andrea Hopkins started her singing career in Atlanta where she made a name for herself before hitting the Asia hotel circuit, finally landing in Tokyo. The busy singer has performed at virtually every major live house, club and hotel from Tokyo to Kyoto and has recorded with artists ranging from Japanese pop idol Ayumi Hamasaki to rock icon Elvis Costello. She handles dance songs, funk, and hip-hop. But her first love is jazz. “When I am doing Jazz, I feel like I am so free,” she says.
Pianist Jonathan Katz is a ubiquitous feature of Tokyo`s music scene, leading small groups, backing the likes of Ray Brown, Lew Tabackin and Joe Lee Wilson, and more recently heading his own big band. In addition to cutting a lengthening list of acclaimed CDs he has toured North America, even appearing at New York`s famed Blue Note. Andrea and Jonathan will be playing a selection of jazz and pop standards. It`s sophisticated jazz the way it`s supposed to be.
Jonathan Katz (Piano)
Andrea Hopkins （Voice）
Andrea’s passion for music was ignited in her hometown of Atlanta, where she collaborated with famed musicians such as trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, drummer Sonny Emory, bassist Sam Sims, and producer Scott Mayo. After honing her craft in this rich musical environment, she was ready to showcase her talent to the world. Since moving to Tokyo in 2000, Andrea has been in constant demand. She charms audiences everywhere—from concerts to festivals, jazz clubs, luxury hotel lounges, and corporate parties. She has also released several recordings of her own and performed in concerts and recordings with major artists including Mariah Carey and Mika Nakashima.
Satsuki Kusui (Bass)