COPUS is a rap/jazz fusion, poet/composer collaboration founded by poet/spoken word artist Royal Kent and composer/pianist Wendy Loomis. The ensemble presents conscious lyrics and beautiful melodies for the discerning listener.
COPUS has performed at clubs, theatres, and festivals throughout the U.S. including such prestigious venues as the San Francisco Jazz Center and the Cutting Edge Festival in New Orleans.
In 2018/2019 COPUS won 'best spoken word' by Clouzine International Music Awards, a nomination for 'best jazz' by Hollywood Music in Media Awards, and was on the GRAMMY ballot for 'best rap song'. Releases include 'We All Bleed Red', 'Aspects', 'Later Than You Think', 'Jah Provide' and 'The Fool'.
“COPUS could become legendary if given the opportunity to thrive!” -Michael Allison, Music Reviewer for MusicDish.com