Ron Wiltrout

Ron Wiltrout is a drummer and percussionist based in Charleston, South Carolina (USA). A professional musician since 2002, the Grammy nominated artist performs regularly in the Southeast with ensembles whose styles range from jazz and salsa to free improvisation to avant-garde and contemporary classical music. He has performed at venues like The Jazz Corner, The Kennedy Center Millenium Stage, The Stone in NYC, Alice Tully Hall, Le Poisson Rouge, BAM Harvey, The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Taube Atrium Theater in San Francisco, and Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Wiltrout performs regularly at Charleston, SC venues such as Forte Jazz Lounge, Bar Mash, the Music Farm, the Pourhouse, and more.

As a performer of new music, he has premiered pieces by Ted Hearne, Michael Pisaro-Liu, Sam Sfirri, KCM Walker, Andy Akiho, Sean Friar, Philip White, and Nathan Koci. He has recorded pieces by Sam Sfirri (released on Wandelweiser und so weiter 2012), and Michael Pisaro-Liu (Tombstones: Live in Brooklyn Editions Verde 2022). His work with Ted Hearne has resulted in multiple recordings including Katrina Ballads (New Amsterdam Records 2010), Sound From The Bench (Cantaloupe Music 2017), and the cello/percussion duet Furtive Movements from the album Hazy Heart Pump (New Focus Recordings 2019) and earned him a Grammy Nomination (for Place released 2020: Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance).