Harry Jay Smith & the Bling / Claudia B. Swope
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Harry Jay Smith is an R&B/funk/hip-hop artist and Berklee College of Music student from Washington, D.C.
His sound has been described as an "effortlessly cool" blend of R&B and hip-hop by Atwood Magazine and the "musical love child of Steely Dan and Jamiroquai" by Earbits Radio. His first EP, Truth, reached no. 1 on the Bandcamp neo-soul chart.
He is joined by the Bling, a group of D.C.–area Berklee students who have toured and performed with him from the start. With an intriguing blend of modern jazz and old soul, the group pays homage to the pioneers of R&B while generating an exciting new sound.
Claudia B. Swope is a pop/neo-soul artist from the D.C. area. Swope, a student at Berklee who has been a singer and keyboard player for more than 10 years, performs her own music as a solo act and with various bands. Her music is influenced by artists such as Kehlani, Norah Jones, Stevie Wonder, and Amy Winehouse.
Watch Harry Jay Smith & the Bling perform a cover of Vulfpeck's "Wait for the Moment":