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Evolution Of A Hit

Posted on July 29, 2017

January 2017, San Francisco. After the election I felt the great anger  and ensuing malaise that surrounded folks in the Bay Area - like the fog itself.  Not one to stay depressed too long, I sat down at my keyboard and began to play.  From the power of the Most High came a complete song. Sometimes it comes in  small bits that need to be developed. And sometimes – like this time – it comes as one complete unit: song structure, chorus lyrics and melody, rhythms, transitions, ending.

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National Poetry Month & Copus!

Posted on April 3, 2016
COPUS at the Top of the Mark - 999 California St., SF, CA
TUESDAY, APRIL 5th - 6:30-8:30pm
Poetry/jazz ensemble COPUS will be performing at the swanky Top of the Mark as part of the "Celebrating the Beats" series again this year for National Poetry Month. The Beat Museum, in partnership with the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins, brings back legendary poets to riff alongside powerful jazz musicians for the second annual series of Celebrating the Beats at Top of the Mark.
COPUS promises a glorious night to remember featuring poet/spoken word artist Royal Kent, composer/pianist Wendy Loomis, flutist Monica Williams, bassist Patrick Mahon, drummer Greg McRay, along with guest artists saxophonist Jerry Woo and conga player Omar Clark Taylor. Wow - what a roster!
Please join us for specialty drinks and tapas and enjoy the view, the ambience, and the power of spoken word with music. Please note that the Top of the Mark does not take reservations, so we suggest getting [...]
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THIS WEEKEND:  Beatnik Shindig - 3 days of poetry & jazz sponsored by the Beat Museum. 
If you're in San Francisco this weekend, go check it out at Fort Mason. Also...COPUS & the Beat Museum will be producing the CD release of "Aspects" by COPUS on September 11th 2015. It's a PARTY! Join us in North Beach, at the legendary Beat Museum, 540 Broadway, San Francisco CA
for this exciting event!

Head Of Steam 2015

Posted on February 4, 2015

I know its been a while since we last talked. Lots of thoughts about things in the meantime.

Things like world events. Our take on it is...

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