Muse Stew, Brazilian music, Sept. 30, 2022

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

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

The show is 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 will perform 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 are $15 at the door.  

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

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