The Berkshire Samba Group
The Berkshire Group ensemble members. Listed left to right.
Paul Burton, Guitar, Suzanne Higgins, Guitar/Cavaquinho,
Frederico Kotowitcz, Sax, flute, vocals & percussion, Teri
Weber, Vocals & Percussion, Tom Parker, Electric bass &
Percussion, Elizabeth Woodbury, Piano & Vocals. In front, Jim
Weber, BSG director and master drummer.
Below: are Photos of the Escola de Samba workshops and Jim Weber leading a drum workshop in Cairo, Egypt!!
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The New York City Halloween Parade
The Boston International Center's "Global Picnic"
Green Mountain College - Vermont
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts at North Adams
Downtown Pittsfield "Your Hometown" 4th of July Festivities
Shelburne Falls Art Bank
Monterey Town Parade - Monterey, MA
Summerfest of the Berkshires - Great Barrington, MA
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Fire & Water Cafe - Northampton, MA
First Night (New Year's Eve) - Boston, MA
The Hynes Convention Center of Boston
The Provincetown Waterfront Festival - Provincetown, MA
The Old Egremont Club - South Egremont, MA
Winterfest Berkshire Hoot
Smith College (with Airto Moreira & FLora Purim) - Northampton,
Berkshire School - Sheffield, MA
Millbrook School - Millbrook, NY
Otis Elementary School - Otis, MA
Camphill Village Adult Community - Hillsdale, NY
First Night (New Year's Eve) - Saratoga Springs, NY
Marlboro College - Vermont
Wendall Town Hall - Wendall, MA
Canaan Connecticut Town Hall
Greylock Federal Credit Union employee picnic - Pittsfield, MA
The Hilton Hotel (for The Heart Association)
Harvard University - Cambridge, MA
Northeastern University - Boston, MA
Berkshire Community College - Pittsfield, MA
Great Barrington Town Bandstand - Great Barrington, MA
Brodie Mountain Ski Lodge - New Ashford, MA
Kushi Institute yearly conference - Poultney, VT
Bogie's Nightclub - Great Barrington, MA
The Lenox Club - Lenox, MA
The Phoenix School - Peabody, MA
Simon's Rock College of Bard - Gt Barrington, MA
The Interlaken School of Art - Interlaken, MA
The Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School - Gt Barrington, MA
Berkshire Mountain Yoga - Gt Barrington, MA
Long Wharf Fireworks - Boston, MA
The Mahaiwe Theatre - Gt Barrington, MA
and many, many more

Escola de Samba
The Berkshire Samba group and Escola de Samba Have been performing, teaching and thrilling audiences all over the Northeast and
beyond for over ten years.  With a repertoire of traditional Brazilian Samba and Bossa nova, Brazilian Jazz and traditional drum
inspired dance numbers, The Berkshire Samba Group has been gathering a level of notoriety compared with that of a runaway freight
train.  From festivals, weddings, and night clubs to parades, elementary schools and corporate events, The Berkshire Samba group
does it all.  The BSG can custom tailor their music and performance style to any event imaginable.

The Escola de Samba is the "drummer's workshop" division of the BSG. In the Escola de Samba you will be able to play with the
drumming ensemble and learn from master drummer, Jim Weber and many others, about the traditional and fundamental rhythms of
Brazil. Jim and the ensemble will guide anyone, of any level, step by step through these complex rhythms. The Escola de Samba
meets every Thursday at the BSG studio on Rossiter street in Great Barrington Massachusetts @ 7:00 pm. Call ahead to confirm.
The Berkshire Bateria Escola De Samba has performed at the following events:
You are now listening to: Samba de Orpheu.
The Berkshire Samba group dancer's
are available upon request.