Samuel Farthing

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“Samuel Farthing is a 17 year-old jazz swing guitarist inspired by the legendary French manouche guitarist Django Reinhardt.

Samuel lives in a Maryland suburb within the Baltimore/Washington corridor. He started playing guitar at age 10 and stumbled into gypsy jazz at age 13. Since then, it has been his passion and inspiration. Sam’s talent far exceeds his number of years playing. He is considered one of the finest young up-and-coming gypsy jazz guitarists in the world…” more



Samuel Farthing is the 2019 Nick Lehr Memorial Saga Award recipient.

Saga Musical Instruments, a founding sponsor and supporter of DjangoFest NW, recognizes the talents of exceptional young Gypsy Jazz musicians by presenting them with a Saga guitar.