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Formed by renowned poet Royal Kent and ASCAP Award-winning composer Wendy Loomis, COPUS is a spoken word jazz ensemble that presents conscious lyrics intertwined with beautiful melodies and powerful rhythms. COPUS – an acronym for Creation Of Peace Under Stars – has a faithful following of discerning listeners. A wide variety of talented musicians have performed with COPUS; the current instrumentation includes piano, bass, drums, singing, and spoken word. COPUS has performed in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Nashville, Atlanta, and Boston. 

COPUS recently released the single “We All Bleed Red (Steady for Justice)." Produced by New York-based GRAMMY nominee Yaron Fuchs, the piece has been receiving great reviews. An anthem for our time. "Through ace musicianship and a wild, bright & bold sound, COPUS captures the magic they’re seeking to create on 'We All Bleed Red' – it’s like a combination of Quincy Jones meets Baz Luhrmann…theatrical & dramatic in nature with great storytelling, set in an old-school setting that incorporates modern-day movement in the structure and reflecting on the current state of the world lyrically.” The song is being considered for Best Rap Song by the GRAMMY voters for 2018.

In addition to COPUS, there will be N-Side, the healer, and a “lightning round” open mic section of the evening. Bring your words of positivity and change!

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby). 

The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!