"Imagine Fiona Apple channeling Nina Simone"
- Chris Ingalls, Pop Matters
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With "the most thought-provoking lounge music you’ve ever heard" (Victoria Wasylak, Vanyaland), Savoir Faire performs "A sort of rock- and '60s-lounge-inflected jazz" (Victor Infante, Worcester Magazine) nostalgia to the modern zeitgeist. Summarizing her 2022 "Think Twice" EP, Jed Gottlieb of the Boston Herald stated: The three tracks on “Think Twice” hint at Fard’s jazz chops. She spins guitar solos with bits borrowed from jazz master Joe Pass (. . . ) Persian scales and all shades of rock (classic, indie, prog and art, to name a few). The solos – the push and pull of pretty melody and amplified discord – fit hand in glove with lyrics that stare into the darkness of modern life". Songs from the EP were listed in Vanayaland's top 22 local songs of 2022 and The Boston Herald's top 6 songs of 2022.
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 BIAAE, and is on the subcommittee for the Massachusetts Music Educator's Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Access Committee. She won the 2018 Berklee Urban Service Award and has been featured in She Shreds Media.