Bill Tole

Born in Pittsburgh, PA., Bill Tole comes from a musical family. His father was a high school band director and a representative for Selmer and King musical corporations for many years and has been active as a professional trombonist and pianist. His mother also plays the piano, and for many years performed as a vocalist and accompanist for master chorales in Western Pennsylvania. Until retirement, she was a music teacher for children with special needs. His parents both have been a tremendous influence on Bill developing an appreciation and love for the art.

Wishing to pursue a career as a musician, Bill attended Duquesne University School of Music. After four years of college he auditioned for the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and went on tour with that band. He later joined the US Air Force dance band, the “Airmen of Note”, which is a continuation of the Army Air Force “Glenn Miller Orchestra”. Tole was solo trombonist with the “Airmen of Note”.

With Bill’s expertise and qualifications he quickly became a much sought after musician. He moved to New York City in the 60’s and played many of the top Broadway shows, headliner artists, club dates and also was very busy playing on recordings during the prime of New York City studio days. However, a change in the studio scene relocated Bill to Los Angeles in 1967 where he continued recording on albums, commercials, television and movies.

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Primary Instrument

Trombone

Location

Salt Lake City

Credentials/Background

Attended Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, AZ Basic fundimentals Classical and Jazz Beginners to College level Now teaching in the SALT LAKE CITY, UT area Cantact Information: [email protected]

Clinic/Workshop Information

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Albums

On the Move / Big...

Courtney Records
2002

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ON THE MOVE

Courtney Records
1991

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