Samuel Rugg is a guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and song-writer, author, juggler, and visual artist from Toledo, Ohio. Graduating from the University of Toledo in 2017, Sam holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance with a Guitar concentration. He has played with many groups over the last few years, the neo-soul and funk group Soul Hustle, Jazz quintet Free Fallin’, and  with the improvisational group, Box of Sol. Sam also plays solo classical & jazz guitar, as well as improvisational looping-based gigs around the greater Northwestern Ohio region – some of these including an integrated juggling, saxophone, and guitar based performance.

Sam currently teaches guitar studio lessons out of his home, the Buddhist Temple of Toledo, and Maumee Valley Day School and is accepting new students. He also offers composition, general music, and juggling lessons.

Sam is a lover of stories, mystery, and the vast universe. He is practitioner and student of Jay Rinsen Weik and Karen Do’on Weik at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo. You can reach him at samuel.k.rugg@gmail.com.