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

Friday, November 10
Joni Mitchell Tribute Night
From the brainchild of Lauren Faggiano comes a rare night of local artists singing a tribute to Joni Mitchell. Pianist and singer Lauren and her band will host the show. Other artists include Maria, Connie Deming, Sara Rogers, Opal Rose and Scott Regan. Doors open at 7PM !
Lovin’ Cup Bistro, Park Point Drive, Rochester NY, 7:00pm - 12:00am

Saturday, November 11
Be the Light, Be the Change Benefit Concert
Benefit Concert to raise money for Tribal Women’s Project in Tanzania, Africa. Maria Gillard kicks off the concert! Also performing are the bands Almost Irish, Midlife Crisis and the Textured Whinos. Come support this wonderful event in a beautiful theatre!!
Bristol Valley Theatre, 151 Main St, Naples, NY, 4:30 - 9:30pm

Saturday, November 11
HOW DID WE GET HERE? is the third production of IF ALL OF ROCHESTER WROTE THE SAME SONG, spearheaded by Sarah Long Hendershot! This concert will feature 22 songwriters performing their original songs. Some performers include: Maria, Lisa Winter, Fred Vine, Jeff Spevak, Connie Deming,and Scott Regan. See more details on Facebook events HOW DID WE GET HERE? Many performers will be backed by a house band of excellent musicians. You do not want to miss this!! Hope to see you!
HOCHSTEIN MUSIC HALL, 50 Plymouth Ave N, Rochester, NY, 7:30 - 10:30pm

For more information, check Maria’s full calendar.