'… Gillard is a gutsy, inventive player with a forceful melodic sense and an open, old-school tenor sound.'– Cormac Larkin, IRISH TIMES
Ohio-raised saxophonist and composer Meilana Gillard emerged as a rising star on the New York scene while studying at the New School in the early 2000’s. She has worked with U.S. icons Charli Persip, Christian McBride and also Greg Osby, who released her debut album “Day One” on his ‘Inner Circle Music’ label in 2009. In addition she has collaborated with Debbie Reynolds, Glenn Campbell and was instrumental in the New York all-female band DIVA. Based near Belfast since 2012, she released her second album “Dream Within a Dream” in 2017 on Lyte Records.