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

Listen to Mending

Upcoming Events

Saturday, February 3
Maria opening for Burns and Kristy
A 30 minute solo opening set by Maria before Burns and Kristy, a fantastic duo from Ithaca, NY. Come and warm your hearts on a cold February night for this show! For more info see or Tickets for this show are $18.00
First Unitarian Church of Rochester 220 Winton Road South Rochester, New York 14610, 7:30 - 10:30pm

Thursday, February 15
Maria Gillard Trio
Singer-songwriters in the side room hosted by Meyer and McGuire present MG Trio: Maria with Perry Cleaveland and Doug Henrie. Hope you can come out for a fun filled night!
Buffalo Bill’s Family Restaurant & Tap Room, Main Street Shortsville, NY, 7:00 - 9:00pm

Friday, March 2
Maria Gillard Trio
Wintersquabee Festival hosted by Rick Hoyt and friends. We will have a slot on Friday night at this great bar/restaurant in the Finger Lakes. Lots of other acts to play and sing and will be going on the entire weekend. More details to come. Keep checking back!
Stonecat Cafe, 5315 NY-414, Hector, NY, 7:00 - 11:00pm

Saturday, March 24
Maria Gillard Trio
Folkus Project, a community organization for folk music in Syracuse is holding their Member Appreciation Show. We have been honored to be the musical guests for the evening. Tell your friends! For more info contact Tickets $15.
Folkus Project, All Saints Church, 1340 Lancaster Avenue, Syracuse, NY, 8:00 - 10:00pm

For more information, check Maria’s full calendar.