San Francisco Poet + Composer to Hit Atlanta

World rhythm ensemble Copus to perform at historic Sweet Auburn Springfest in Atlanta where the annual festival draw is 350,000 to 500,000.

Atlanta, GA, April 03, 2008 --( San Francisco-based ensemble Copus has been asked to perform as part of the internationally recognized Sweet Auburn Springfest in Atlanta on May 9 and May 10. Poet/spoken word artist Royal Kent and composer/pianist Wendy Loomis began combining their creative forces in the late 1990s after a chance meeting performing at an open mic. Since then they have established a 5-piece group that has recorded two CDs; built a strong fan base; developed an independent label; appeared on webcasts, TV, and radio; established 11 websites; and performed at clubs, theatres, festivals, and galleries throughout the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Nashville, and now Atlanta. In addition to Kent and Loomis, the ensemble includes the talents of flutist Monica Williams, bass player Patrick Mahon, and drummer Greg McRay. Adamant about bringing a positive message into this troubled world, the group discovered that they are not alone. Said one fan, "Copus is not a band - it's a movement."

"Copus is a musical group with some of the most talented musicians that I have yet come across. The music is a mixture of spoken word, jazz, a touch of blues, and a hint of classical styles. The jazz styles are very complex and the music that is created is absolutely masterful. The musical virtuosity of the members in this group is absolutely amazing. Having this much talent in one band should be a crime." (Michael Allison, Associate Writer,

The Sweet Auburn Springfest draws 350,000 to 500,000 folks annually to this 3-day festival. Other noted artists who have performed at Sweet Auburn include Grammy Winners Usher, India Arie, and Outkast. Auburn Avenue is a dynamic civil rights locale that has been graced by Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., Andrew Young, Jimmy Carter, and many other visionaries who have left their marks upon us all. “Copus is honored to perform at this historical event,” says Royal Kent.

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For Further Information:
Call: Wendy Loomis - (415) 289-2097
Copus Music LLC
Wendy Loomis