Muse Stew: Evening of Brazilian music held

Muse Stew, Brazilian music, Sept. 30, 2022

Muse Stew performed at the Arlington Center for the Arts on Friday, Sept. 30, from 8 to 10 p.m., in the ACA’s Shaira Ali Gallery on the third floor of the newly renovated community center at 20 Academy St. 

Muse Stew was joined by special guest vocalist Evelyn Rosenthal to present an evening of Brazilian music.   The performance included compositions by Ivan Lins, A. C. Jobim, Sérgio Mendes, Baden Powell, Mauricio Einhorn/Durval Ferreira, Vinícius & Toquinho and Wayne Shorter.

The show was dedicated to the memory of David Rumpler, with whom Muse Stew shared a passion for Brazilian music and jazz in general – as a performer and a teacher. Most recently, he had taught Brazilian music at Morningside Studios in Arlington. He died in May

Muse Stew is led by Arlington resident Scott Samenfeld. The group was formed in 1990. It has issued two CDs of original compositions – “Crossings” (1996) and “Live at the Zeitgeist Gallery” (2004).

In addition to the Brazilian tunes, the group performed a few of its originals and arrangements. The group members in addition to Samenfeld, who plays bass, are Susanna Fiore (piano), Mark Mullins (trumpet), Erik Van Dam (saxes and flute) and Arlington resident Karen Gruber (congas and percussion).

Tickets were $15 at the door.  

The performance was being produced by EulipiaJazz, which produces shows in the greater Boston area. Find out more at

For more information about the Arlington Center for the Arts, click here >>

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This announcement was published Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, based on information from Scott Samenfeld.

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