Savoir Faire is the musical project of Boston based singer/songwriter and guitarist Sarah Fard. Trained in jazz guitar but inspired by rock and roll, Savoir Faire fuses genres in what has been described as " A sort of rock- and ’60s-lounge-inflected jazz" (Victor Infante). With a unique vibrato, often paired with a warm guitar tone, her vocals can recall the crooners of decades past. However, Savoir Faire employs just as much nostalgia as she does relevancy: contemplative, occasionally biting, lyrics and edgy guitar riffs remind listeners that she has no time for love songs in her own writing. Her December 2018 album, Machine with a Memoir, tackled issues of sexism, education, and humanity in an age of technology.
"(Machine with a Memoir) presents a textured and shaded study in longing, applying the emotion in different ways to a slow-burn jazz groove that periodically rumbles and rumbles, and yet somehow always feels constricted and tightly controlled [. . .] not a note is wasted" - Victor Infante, The Worcester Gazette