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 cocktail of decades and genres for the strange times we live in: jazz undercurrents of Bossa Nova and Hot Club Jazz, searing guitar riffs, and biting lyrics. Her musicianship has been compared to artists ranging from Billie Holiday, Gwen Stefani, Fiona Apple, Radiohead, and St. Vincent.
With songs often focused on social movements, Savoir Faire believes that one must practice what they preach. Though music is a powerful force, she works to promote change through her actions as a music educator, adjunct professor, and advocate for inclusion in the music community. She won the 2018 Berklee Urban Service Award and was ranked one of the top 10 guitarists of the 2020 #1RiffADay challenge by She Shreds Media.
"(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