The Berkshire Bateria

Latino Festival in Worcester, MA

From the Director:

I’d like to introduce our unique performance group: The Berkshire Bateria Escola De Samba. Our current roster of thirty talented performers include drummers, dancers, singers and melodic instrumentalists. The group performs a wide variety of music from Brazil, including hot samba rhythms and cool bossa nova jazz.

Because our show (and fee schedule) can be tailored to fit any venue, our touring program has brought us to stages at city parks, universities, corporate and charity events, arts festivals, nightclubs, theatres and parades!

It is precisely because of our varied repertoire that we provide universal appeal! Children, teens, adults and seniors all enjoy aspects of our show.

In addition to the material supplied in the information package, a short video is available with out-takes from several live performances.

Please call any time to discuss how we may fit into your entertainment needs.


Jim Weber
Director B.B.E.S.

Rave Reviews

Here’s what some of our most recent audience members had to say:

“I just want to share with you how positive the response has been to the performance, everyone just love the samba rhythms, you are the buzz of the town this morning!” – Stephanie Grotz, Town of Monterey Parade Committee Chairperson

“We loved you! Amazing performance! Thanks a million.” – Jeanne Flemming, Director, New York City Halloween Parade

“The students and faculty have voted again for the Berkshire Bateria to be the entertainers they want most to see on campus.” – Lisa Weitzman, Director of Student Activities, Berkshire School.

“It is my pleasure to offer a high recommendation for The Berkshire Bateria Escola de Samba. They performed to two packed houses of enthusiastic audiences (at the Hynes Convention Center) and at all times were easy to work with, professional and accommodating.” – Nancy Dellarocco, Production Director, First Night, Boston

“You and your performers were a huge hit, from beginning to end! Thanks for all the great energy you brought to our festival. You are all angels!” – Kristi Nelson, Director, Hospice Care, Summerfest


The Berkshire Bateria Escola De Samba has performed at:

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, MA

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

Members of the Berkshire Bateria performed at Brazil Day in NYC 9/01

Carrying our drums thru the crowd in Manhattan
Break Time

Upcoming shows
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Past show archive
Benefit for Puerto RicoPittsfield, MAWhitney Center for the Arts01/23/186:00pmMap
Great Barrington, MassachusettsButternut10/15/1712:30pmMap
Harvest for HopePittsfield, MATown of Pittsfield MA09/16/17TBDMap
Bartholomew's CobbleAshley Falls, MABartholomew's Cobble09/10/17TBDMap
Brazilian Day - NYCNew York, NYBrazilian Day09/02/17TBDMap
Troy Samba Reunion - Private PartyCastleton, NYStaats Island08/13/17TBDMap
Private Party08/11/17TBD
Great Barrington, MassachusettsFuel07/22/179:00pmMap
Cultural FestivalNorth Adams, MAHeritage State Park07/08/172:00pmMap
Blessings of the FleetProvincetown, MAProvincetown MA06/24/179:30pmMap
Dance PartyLenox, MALenox Community Center03/25/177:00pmMap
Norfolk , Ct.Norfolk Library 01/28/17TBDMap
Private Party12/16/165:30pm
Holiday StrollGreat Barrington, MATown of Great Barrington12/10/165:30pmMap
Victorian StrollTroy, NYTown of Troy12/04/168:00pmMap
Children's Holiday ExtravaganzaPittsfield, MAColonial Theatre11/27/161:00pmMap
Harvest of HopePittsfield, MAThe Common Park10/01/165:30pmMap
Naumkeag at NightStockbridge, MANaumkeag09/29/164:00pmMap
Waquoit Estuary CelebrationEast Falmouth, MAWaquoit Bay Estuary09/18/161:00pmMap
Brazilian FestivalCotuit, MACotuit, MA09/17/16TBDMap
Brazilian DayNew York, NYWest 46th St09/04/161:00pmMap
Latin-American FestivalWorcester, MACity Hall Plaza08/20/163:45pmMap
Private PartyLitchfield, CTTown of Litchfield08/20/168:00pmMap
Cheshire Block Party!Cheshire, MATown of Cheshire 08/10/16TBDMap
Art Omi GalaGhent, NYOMI International Arts Center07/09/169:00pmMap
Gypsy JoyntGreat Barrington, MAGypsy Joynt Cafe 07/03/168:00pmMap
Blessing of the FleetProvincetown, MAProvincetown MA06/25/169:00pmMap
Joy of Samba - Percussion WorkshopLeominster , Ma.Leominster Library05/14/163:00pmMap
Samba Spring Dance Party!Lee, MASpectrum Playhouse05/07/167:30pmMap
Spring FlingSheffield, MATown of Sheffield04/29/166:00pmMap
Sean's RunChatham, NYTown of Chatham04/24/16TBDMap
Tom's ToysGreat Barrington, MATom's Toys04/16/162:00pmMap
Extra Specialteas Grand Openinggreat barrington, MAExtra Specialteas04/02/162:00pmMap
Sambaween 2015Lee, MASpectrum Playhouse10/31/158:30pmMap
Third ThursdayPittsfield, MATown of Pittsfield MA10/15/156:00pmMap
Gypsy JoyntGreat Barrington, MAGypsy Joynt Cafe 08/21/159:00pmMap
Brazilian FestivalCotuit, MACotuit, MA08/16/15TBDMap
Cheshire, MA Public EventCheshire, MATown of Cheshire 08/13/156:00pmMap
Pleasant Valley SanctuaryLenox, MAPleasant Valley Sanctuary07/18/15TBDMap
Art Omi GalaGhent, NYOMI International Arts Center07/11/159:00pmMap
Pittsfield ParadePittsfield, MATown of Pittsfield MA07/04/1510:00amMap
Blessing of the FleetProvincetown, MAProvincetown MA06/27/159:00pmMap
Hudson Pride ParadeHudson, N.YHudson Pride Day06/20/152:00pmMap
Samba Spring Dance PartyLee, MASpectrum Playhouse05/02/157:30pmMap
Berkshire Bateria "Cinco De Mayo" CelebrationSheffield, MAMount Everett High School05/01/158:00pmMap
New Year's EveHousatonic, MAThe Brickhouse Pub12/31/148:30pmMap
Sambaween 2014Housatonic, MAThe Brickhouse Pub10/31/149:30pmMap
Indian Mountain School FundraiserLakeville, CTIndian Mountain School10/10/146:15pmMap
PEOPLES CLIMATE MARCHNew York City, NYColumbus Circle09/21/1411:30amMap
Third Thursday!Pittsfield, MATown of Pittsfield MA09/18/145:00pmMap
Berkshire Bateria at French ParkSouth Egremont, MAFrench Park09/07/144:00pmMap
Berkshire Bateria plays at Town Hall!!Great Barrington, MATown of Great Barrington08/31/1410:00amMap
Hudson Carnaval 2014Hudson, NYHalfmoon Bar and Grill01/25/149:00pmMap
SambaweenGreat Barrington, MACrissey Farm11/02/139:00pmMap
Immigrant DayPittsfield, MABurbank Park School10/19/135:00pmMap
Third ThursdayPittsfield, MATown of Pittsfield MA10/17/136:00pmMap
Joy of SambaVail, ColoradoColorado09/30/138:00pmMap
Private WeddingHudson, NYClub Helsinki09/28/134:00pmMap
Memorial Service for Deborah RichSheffield, MATown of Sheffield09/22/1311:45amMap
Founders Day ParadeLee, MATown of Lee MA09/21/1310:00amMap
SummerfestGreat Barrington, MATown of Great Barrington08/24/135:00pmMap
Great Barrington, MAGypsy Joynt Cafe 08/24/139:00pmMap
Downtown Amsterdam, NYRiverlink Park08/17/137:00pmMap
ZucchiniFestWest Stockbridge, MATown of West Stockbridge08/10/13TBDMap
Egremont DaySouth Egremont, MAFrench Park08/04/134:00pmMap
Lenox, MAPleasant Valley Sanctuary07/20/13TBDMap
Lenox, MAStonover Farm07/19/137:30pmMap
Great Barrington, MAGypsy Joynt Cafe 07/12/137:30pmMap
Provincetown, MAProvincetown Portuguese Festival06/29/139:00pmMap
Sounds of Summer Samba ShowSouth Yarmouth, MAThe Cultural Center of Cape Cod06/28/137:30pmMap
Hudson Pride Day and ParadeHudson, N.YHudson Pride Day06/15/132:00pmMap
Lyme , CTLyme Academy College of Fine Arts06/01/135:30pmMap
Brazilian Dance PartyHudson, NYHalfmoon Bar and Grill05/11/139:00pmMap
Winter Solstice CelebrationNorfolk , Ct.Norfolk Library 12/21/128:00pmMap
Zuchinni FestivalWest Stockbridge, MATown of West Stockbridge08/11/126:00pmMap
Berkshire Bateria Family PicnicSouth Egremont, MAFrench Park07/22/124:00pmMap
"Blessing of the Fleet"Provincetown, MAProvincetown Portuguese Festival06/23/129:00pmMap
Hudson Pride Day Parade and PerformancesHudson, N.YHudson Pride Day06/16/122:00pmMap
Swagger & Dagger Dance PartyStockbridge, MANorman Rockwell Museum06/09/128:30pmMap
Bossa Triba Samba CruiseHudson, N.Y.Samba Cruise on "the Spirit of Huson"06/02/127:00pmMap
BERKSHIRE BATERIA & BOSSATRIBAGreat Barrington, MAFiori05/31/129:30pmMap
Joy of Samba WorkshopGlens Falls, NYThe World Awareness Children’s Museum02/24/121:00pmMap
Berkshire Bateria PerformanceTroy, NYUnited Methodist Church02/24/125:30pmMap
Berkshire Bateria PerformanceGreat Barrington, MAFiori02/18/1210:30pmMap
Berkshire Bateria PerformanceBoston, MA Boston State House02/08/121:00pmMap
Ring in the New Year at Fiori with the Berkshire BateriaGreat Barrington, MAFiori12/31/1111:30pmMap
7th annual fundraiser for Sambaland Studio Halloween PartyHousatonic, MAThe Brickhouse Pub10/29/118:00pmMap
Everett Ma. parade Berkshire Bateria & Bossa TribaEverett, MAEverett MA10/15/1112:00pmMap
Take Back the Night Parade in Pittsfield. ‘ GIRL BATERIA” Of the Berkshire BateriaElizabeth Freeman Center 10/01/11TBDMap
Sambaland Float with Berkshire Bateria and Bossa Triba Lee Founder’s Day Parade Lee, MATown of Lee MA09/24/11TBDMap
Bossa Triba & Berkshire Bateria C.D. Release Party @ Allium on Railroad St. Great Barrington Ma.Great Barrington, MATown of Great Barrington09/03/1110:00pmMap
Berkshire Bateria 3rd Thurs. North St. Pittsfield, Ma.Pittsfield, MATown of Pittsfield MA08/18/116:00pmMap
Bossa Triba & Berkshire Bateria Zucchini FestWest Stockbridge, MATown of West Stockbridge08/13/112:00pmMap
Bossa Triba & Berkshire Bateria WeddingPittsfield, MATown of Pittsfield MA07/30/116:00pmMap
Berkshire Bateria Egremont on ParadeSouth Egremont, MAFrench Park07/24/11TBDMap
Joy of Samba Percussion WorkshopOtis, MAOtis town square07/23/114:00pmMap
Berkshire Bateria Free to PublicNorth Andover, MATown of North Andover07/21/11TBDMap
Joy of Samba Percussion WorkshopTewksbury, MATown of Tewksbury07/20/112:00pmMap
Art OmiGhent, NYOpen To The Public07/16/11TBDMap
Berkshire Bateria Great Barrington Sambaland FloatGreat Barrington, MATown of Great Barrington07/10/11TBDMap
Berkshire Bateria Pittsfield ParadePittsfield, MATown of Pittsfield MA07/04/11TBDMap
Bossa Triba and the Berkshire Bateria Samba (FREE) at Provincetown Portuguese FestivalProvincetown, MAProvincetown Portuguese Festival06/25/119:00pmMap
Relay for Life Benefit Burbank ParkPittsfield, MATown of Pittsfield MA06/17/11TBDMap
Berkshire Bateria at Pittsfield 3rd ThursdayPittsfield, MATown of Pittsfield MA06/16/116:30pmMap
Berkshire Bateria at St.Joe's Church North St.Pittsfield, MATown of Pittsfield MA06/16/116:00pmMap
Bossa QuartetStockbridge, MANorman Rockwell Museum06/10/116:00pmMap
Bossa Triba & Berkshire BateriaGreat Barrington, MAGypsy Joynt Cafe 06/04/119:00pmMap
Bossa Triba & Berkshire BateriaNorfolk, CTNorfolk Country Club06/02/11TBDMap
Berkshire Bateria Private Party (Wedding)Great Barrington, MACamp Eisner05/29/11TBDMap
Joy of Samba Percussion WorkshopLanesborough, MALanesborough Elementary School 05/26/119:30amMap
Berkshire BateriaPittsfield, MAJae's Spice05/19/116:00pmMap
Bossa Triba & Berkshire BateriaPittsfield, MAJae's Spice04/23/1110:00pmMap
Berkshire BateriaPittsfield, MABerkshire Community College Pittsfield Drum and Percussion Expo 04/02/117:30pmMap
"Carnival Sunday" Brazilian Percussion workshopLeominster , Ma.Leominster Library03/06/112:00pmMap
Samba Carnaval Masquerade Dance Party with Bossa Triba and Berkshire BateriaPittsfield, MAJae's Spice02/26/1110:00pmMasquerade Samba Dance PartyMap
Festa de RevellionGreat Barrington, MACrissey Farm12/31/109:00pmMap
Berkshire Bateria Performance/workshopMarlborough, Ma.Saturday Morning Discovery Series11:00amMap
Third ThursdayPittsfield, MATown of Pittsfield MA5:00pmMap
Troy Samba ReunionCastleton, NYStaats IslandTBDMap
Troy Samba ReunionCastleton, NYStaats IslandTBDMap