We love samba culture and are eager to share our knowledge with you!
Come be a part of NYC’s foremost samba music academy, offering regular classes in Bateria and pagode.
Our expert music and dance instructors are available for workshops and residencies worldwide for groups of all levels!
Bianca B., New York City
“Samba New York was amazing and ever so accommodating. I was sad I had not succeeded in hiring a Samba band for my wedding and luckily, the night before the event, a friend mentioned them. I called with little hopes of finding what I wanted but I did. By 9pm, as Phillip, the band leader, promised, I would have an answer and in this case, we sealed the deal. The quality and presence of the band is also amazing! They really know what they are doing. The spirit of Brazil in a very classy way. Many many thanks for making my weeding even more memorable! Highly Recommend!”
Dhani A., East Brunswick, NJ
“My entire experience with Samba New York was extraordinary. From the first phone call, to the subsequent planning calls, the final logistics discussions, the troop actually getting to my venue on time, having the performers ready on time, and putting on a great show, was nothing short of perfection. The director of Samba New York, Phillip, was professional, courteous, and accommodating. The performers were fantastic. My guests loved the drummers and were mesmerized by the dancers, especially the boys :-). The overall performance was fantastic. I would recommend this group to anyone and wish Phillip and his team much success.”
"Samba New York! was the perfect choice of entertainment and live music for our wedding. The drummers and beautiful dancers got everybody on the floor to dance and an awesome time was had by all. Philip and Valerie are extremely professional and a pleasure to work with and they went out of their way to accommodate our requests. We highly recommend Samba New York! for your wedding or special event, it's a unique and amazing show that will be the delight of all your guests."
Andreia W., NY
"I had a group of 3 drummers and 2 samba dancers performing at my husbands 50th Birthday party and it was AMAZING!!! Philip Jalinsky is very professional and manage everything so nice. No headaches! They are very, very good musicians and the dancers were very good and engaged with the people. Our family and friends will be talking about his forever. The way that the music got everyone up dancing was great. People that I never saw dance before was so happy dancing around. I recommend this group with 5 stars in all the categories and thanks so much for making our party the Best party ever! "
Allie F., NY
“Samba New York! was not only extremely professional, easy, flexible and friendly to work with -- their actual performance at our party was what made the entire party a success. Until they performed, it was just a regular kind of event for our young professionals group -- but they had everyone up dancing, clapping, caught up in the music and the Brazilian culture. And days later, they are still all everyone is talking about with regards to the party! Such a hit. We would work with them again in a heartbeat and recommend them most highly.”