Mar 2016

Thredbo jazz Festival + Low302

Blues Every Wednesday Night At Low 302
My new Wednesday night Blues home is the popular and funky Low 302 Restaurant and Bar, 302 Crown St Darlinghurst (near Campbell Street). It’s from 8:30pm till 11:30 and they have food and drink to 2am. I’m singing and playing the in-house grand piano, letting loose with all my blues favourites and obscurities, originals, New Orleans, ragtime, stride and boogie woogie tunes. The venue, which is lush and low lit and perfect for the blues, is known for it’s great music. I have noticed the Wednesday break music always has a hip blues selection through the big sound system.
So if you like the idea of an intimate space with Don Hopkins playing live piano blues music every Wednesday in Sydney don’t wait too long to check it out. Come down soon to help make it a stayer and to enjoy the live music, and partake of the fabulous food and drinks menu.

Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival
Dr. Don’s Double Dose are playing at this years Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival on Sat 12 March. With Joel Davis on drums. We will do our usual Sat morning 10am in front of Saltwater Cafe and Kiama Leagues Club later in the afternoon at 2:30. Unfortunately Rob Grosser couldn’t make this years festival due to some health issues.

Back At Black
I’ll be returning to Black Penny in Cleveland St Surry Hills next Thursday 17 March at 8pm. Joel Davis will be playing drums.

Easter Sunday
On Sunday 27 March I will be playing with Illya Szwec at Hindmarsh Park, Kiama
Twilight Jazz & Blues on Easter Sunday starts at 6pm
Also featuring Sound of KoKo, & The Jacky Howellers

Thredbo jazz Festival
Coming up at the end of April will be the Thredbo Jazz Festival. I will be there in duo format with soul/blues guitar champion Illya Szwec. I recommend the combination of top jazz acts with lovely alpine scenery. Can book up till March 31
See there website for booking details and the lineup.

Piano Lessons
Not many spaces left this year for those who want to get to the next level with their blues and roots pop and jazz piano playing. Lessons tailored to suit your individual piano playing needs. Beginners to advanced. Give me a call to discuss further or send an email: M: 0425 201 870 E: