Sarah is the guitarist/vocalist of Savoir Faire, which sprouted from what was once just solo performances of jazz standards. Though her college studies focused mainly on jazz guitar, she hopes to combine her experience in rock, jazz, blues, and classical music toward new and original compositions. Her original songs have helped her earn top prize at the Lizard Lounge Open Mic Challenge twice, as well as "The Best of 2012" on CityWide Blackout. Sarah spends much of her time teaching, as she believes that an arts education plays a critical part in social and creative development.
The Backing Band
Andrew grew up in Maine and gained a passion for music from his mother, taking piano lessons at an early age. Through his school years, he learned trumpet and electric bass, eventually studying jazz bass at UMass Lowell. Andrew works in arts management with nonprofit performing arts organizations in various parts of the East Coast, and he is now rooted in the Boston area. He enjoys multiple styles of music and is also in the studio band Rabbit Troop Forever (www.rabbittroopforever.com).
Farah is a drummer and writer who had focused mainly on rock music before jumping in with Savoire Faire. Having performed with Sarah in a few other bands, musicals, and Name That Tune challenges, she has known Sarah longer than anyone else on this Earth. Fancy that! A proud Emerson alum, Farah works full time in media producing and publishing, and her writing can be seen in various music and arts magazines, as well as sites like Marie Claire. She enjoys trees, Star Wars, cafes, and relaxing at the MFA.
Gary is a pianist and vocalist currently bringing a pop flair to the exciting jazz sounds of Savoir Faire. A North Shore-based musician, Gary has played with many bands in the area and has ended up one of Savoir Faire’s founding members. When he isn’t gigging he can be found on stage singing in musical theater productions, and when he’s not there he might be vacationing in Europe, and if he isn’t there he’s probably trying out a new restaurant or getting lost in an art gallery.