WENDY LOOMIS: About Wendy
WENDY LOOMIS - COMPOSER/PIANIST/PRODUCER/EDUCATOR
"Composer/pianist Wendy Loomis paints with a broad palette of jazz, classical, new age, avant garde and world colors, fusing styles ranging from Debussy to Thelonius Monk." (Kelley Dolan, NoHands Records)
Wendy Loomis is a San Francisco-based composer who has won the ASCAP award for composition 4 times, released 13 CDs, and has performed with various ensembles nationally and internationally. COPUS (spoken word/jazz) recently received a nomination from the Hollywood Music and Media Awards for best jazz track“Haves & Have Nots” (from recently-released CD “Aspects”). She has received numerous nominations for her songs in the genres of jazz, world, new age, and contemporary classical from the Los Angeles Music Awards and the Unisong International Song Competition. Her most recent Phoenix Rising CD “Mystic Places” is in the top 20 on the Zone Reporter charts for new age and is in high rotation on Sirius, Comcast, Music Channel, Pandora, and Rhapsody.
In December 2013 Wendy performed one of her piano compositions in Havana, Cuba as part of the American Composers Salon at the Unión Nacional de Escritores y Artistas. In February 2014, Wendy was in Columbus, Ohio delivering a pre-concert talk at Capital University where one of her chamber music compositions was performed. She also has had numerous commissioned works performed by the Flock of Flutes ensemble in Northern California.
Currently, Wendy is the composer/pianist for ambient piano/flute duo Phoenix Rising and spoken word/fusion ensemble COPUS. “This is musicianship and songwriting at its best…COPUS could become legendary if given the opportunity to thrive!” ~Michael Allison, MusicDish.com. "Mystical, lyrical, dramatic at times and always thoughtful and emotionally compelling, the dual musical vision of composer Wendy Loomis (piano) and arranger Monica Williams (flute) drives a deep sense of transcendence and spirituality that can only be captured in metaphoric terms." ~Mark S. Tucker, FAME
Wendy has had her compositions included in several independent films including Lillie Paquette’s “We Are Egypt: The Story Behind the Revolution” and Victoria Giordana’s “Virgin of the Candles” which had its premiere at the Latino International Film Festival in Hollywood in 2010.
In addition, Wendy is the co-founder of an independent music label; produces “Poets & Composers Salon” (a monthly house concert series); teaches piano at her private studio; and leads a drumming as meditation group.
Wendy has had four of her works for flute choir premiered at the Civic Arts Center in Walnut Creek. Her work 'East West Suite' was commissioned and performed by Flock of Flutes at their May 2008 10th anniversary celebration.
Wendy earned her master's degree in education from Syracuse University and bachelor's degree in creative arts from Denison University. As a solo pianist, and with various ensembles - Wendy has performed in Beijing, London, Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Atlanta, Austin, Nashville, Pittsfield, and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.