Maria Gillard Electronic Press Kit

Maria Gillard is a talented singer, songwriter, and educator from the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. She performs solo and with her four-piece swing/jazz band.

Her most recent CD, Mending, was released in January 2013.


Booking Information

(585) 747-7960 • Online contact

Mending: Original compositions that beautifully illustrate Maria’s gentle swing and lyrical charm. It isn’t easy putting a guitar between you and the mirror then turning the reflection around for the world to see … unless you’re Maria Gillard.

— Frank DeBlase, City Newspaper, Rochester, NY

Maria Gillard sings from the soul, with a clear-eyed vision that cuts straight to your heart. Every time Maria sings, I learn something more about me.

— Julia Figueras, WXXI

One of Rochester’s premier singer-songwriters and torch carrier, Maria Gillard’s easy-going style is a trap, drawing the listener into lyrics that stare straight into the sun.

— Jeff Spevak, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle