Thomas Wirtel

Thomas Wirtel

American trumpeter and educator. Thomas Wirtel (a.k.a. Thomas Shabda Noor) was head of the jazz division in the School of Music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition, he served as the coordinator of jazz programs for the Office of Continuing Education and Public Service in Music. He was the leader of the UI Jazz Band, and he taught jazz courses in improvisation, jazz writing, MIDI technology, jazz trumpet, and jazz pedagogy.
Prior to coming to the UI campus, Wirtel served as the director of jazz studies and technology at Northem Michigan University after having established himself as the director of jazz studies and music composition at East Texas State University. He is a graduate of the North Texas State University Jazz Studies Program, and an alumnus of the Stan Kenton Orchestra, Chicago's Jazz Members Big Band, and the Dallas Jazz Orchestra. He also earned a Doctorate in Music Composition at Indiana University.


Thomas Wirtel Discography Tracks

Writing & Arrangement

CDSB-2049 The Jazz Members Big Band Of Chicago* For The Last Time and 1 more… The Jazz Members Big Band Of Chicago* - Diggin' In(CD, Album) Sea Breeze Jazz CDSB-2049 US 1993 Sell This Version
116 Dallas Jazz Orchestra With Galen Jeter Moten Swing Dallas Jazz Orchestra With Galen Jeter - Scrapbook(CD, Comp) Jazz Mark 116 US 1998 Sell This Version
DYN0001 Walt Boenig Big Band Sweets and 1 more… Walt Boenig Big Band - A Little Of You(CD, Album) Dynamic Musical Productions, Inc. DYN0001 US 2005 Sell This Version

Conducting & Leading

EN - 203 Morgan Powell Music For Brass And Percussion Morgan Powell - Music For Brass(LP) University Brass Recordings Series (UBRES) EN - 203 US Unknown Sell This Version