"Imagine Fiona Apple channeling Nina Simone"
- Chris Ingalls
"Syrupy vocals melting into [. . .] jazz guitar."
"(Savoir Faire's) vocals definitely bring the jazz sound, but in the way that Fiona Apple sings jazz. Musically the song definitely has jazz roots, but it meanders throughout a musical spectrum that kind of reminds me of Tori Amos with less piano and a killer guitar solo. "Sweet" is a unique song that deftly delves into art rock while still being accessible to a fairly mainstream audience."
-If It's Too Loud
Known for her retro vocal quality and unique guitar stylings, Savoir Faire is the musical project of Boston based singer/songwriter Sarah Fard. Trained in jazz guitar but inspired by rock and roll, Savoir Faire's music presents a " "A sort of rock- and '60s-lounge-inflected jazz" (Victor Infante) cocktail of decades and genres for the strange times for which we live. Combined with lyrical content reflecting on issues of inequity, social constructs, and empowerment, Savoir Faire's musicianship brings nostalgia to a new era of guitar rock.
Savoir Faire believes that advocacy goes beyond songwriting. She actively promotes change through her work as a music educator and advocate for inclusion in the music community. She is also an adjunct professor at Longy School of Music, focusing on training future music teachers in culturally responsive teaching and inclusive practices, an educational consultant for BIAESN, and is on the Massachusetts Music Educator's Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Access Committee. She won the 2018 Berklee Urban Service Award for her inclusive teaching efforts and was ranked one of the top 10 guitarists of the 2020 #1RiffADay challenge by She Shreds Media.