Ron Wiltrout is a percussionist based in Charleston, South Carolina. He performs regularly throughout the Southeast with ensembles whose styles range from jazz and salsa to free improvisation to avant-garde and contemporary classical music. An avid performer of new music, he has premiered pieces by Ted Hearne, Michael Pisaro, Sam Sfirri, Mustafa Walker, Sean Friar, Philip White, and Nathan Koci. Ron is devoted to exploring the use of unconventional percussion and extended techniques. He co-leads multiple jazz groups and is the leader and originator of the band Rad Western. Ron has performed with Lewis/Gregory/Wiltrout, Garage Cuban Band, Lee Barbour, Tommy Gill, Brad Moranz, The Asphalt Orchestra, The Charleston Latin Jazz Collective, Duda Lucena, Kopaja, Delusion Story, Katrina Ballads, The Charleston Jazz Orchestra, and the Opposite of a Train. www.ronwiltrout.com
Tyler Ross currently resides in Charleston, South Carolina where he performs, composes, and teaches on the Jazz Faculty at the College of Charleston. He completed his undergrad at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a master’s at Western Illinois University both in jazz performance. Recent projects include Rad Western, Conor Donohue, and the Charleston Jazz Orchestra.
Jeremy Wolf has been active in the South Carolina music scene for the past 17 years, after moving here from Ohio in 1993. He holds a BA in music from the College of Charleston, where he studied composition with Dr. David Maves and bass with Lee Burroughs and Eric Grantor. Upon Graduating, Jeremy became one of Charleston’s premier freelance musicians, preforming locally with Frank Duval, Robert Lewis, Quentin Baxter, Lee Barbour, Leah Suarez, Charlton Singleton, Tommy Gill, and many others. He has also had the pleasure of performing with national talent the likes of Diane Schuur, Darius Rucker, Peter Graves, Vinnie Falcone, Rebecca Paris, Rich Little, Peter Marshal, and The Four Lads.
Saxophonist Dan Voss studied music as an undergraduate with Jackie McLean and later with Lee Konitz. He holds an MA in music theory from the City University of New York. Voss has recorded and performed regularly with luminaries as diverse as The Scofflaws and Anthony Braxton, and keeps a music analysis blog that Ethan Iverson has called “kind of unbelievable.” http://www.danvossmusic.com
Gerald Gregory is a versatile well-respected pianist in the Charleston area who is fast making a name for himself along the East Coast. Gregory recently performed with the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in a program featuring Grammy award-winning singer Erykah Badu. Gregory also performs with the Charleston Latin Jazz Collective as well as the Charleston Jazz Orchestra.