BUD NOBLE born in Jersey City and raised in Roselle, New Jersey, began his life of music at the age of five. In his early teens he was the recipient of a Junior Scholarship to the Juilliard School in New York studying under the tutelage of renowned Madame Rosina Lhevinne. In later years he would become a protege of Maestro Emmanuel Bay leading to a guest soloist appearance with the Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra. His strict regimen of classical training was to be colored by a more contemporary and interpretive music style under the guidance of his mentor, legendary orchestra leader and composer Ray Noble. In the late fifties, under Ray's sponsorship, he was invited to further his music education as a staff apprentice in the MGM Music Department in Hollywood. Studying and collaborating with Russell Garcia, a noted film composer and arranger, he would eventually enter into a full term contract. He also appeared with the Mort Lindsey orchestra and often was the accompanist for Judy Garland.
During the sixties Noble performed with his trio at the more noteworthy cabarets and piano show-bars on the Sunset Strip which, at that moment in history, were considered sounding boards for aspiring piano artists. He also appeared regularly at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino Showcase Lounge in Las Vegas, sharing the stage with many legendary performers.
Noble toured with his trio in the seventies and returned to New York for appearances at Grossinger's Catskill Resort and Jimmy Weston's Supper Club in Manhattan. With the advent of casino gaming in the late seventies Noble was contracted to appear at Harrah's in Atlantic City. This engagement would last for nine years, including two years at the fashionable Ivana's Restaurant, when Trump Plaza was initially affiliated with Harrah's. He was later featured at the Ritz Carlton, Philadelphia, The Sands Hotel and Casino's Copa Lounge, and most recently the Mount Airy Casino in Pennsylvania.
Noble entered the academic world at the invitation of Drexel University, formulating a class in Intellectual Property Studies as applied to the music industry. He would later offer that program to Stockton University where he is currently an Adjunct Professor. His original musical play, “Ahab, A Musical Odyssey” is scheduled for a staged reading at Sardi's, NY on Tuesday, September 20th 2016.