Keith’s latest solo CD
New CD by Keith Fiala avaialable on iTunes! Just click the album cover above!
Keith Fiala is one of the most exciting, innovative and versatile trumpet players and educators/clinicians on the music scene today.
Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, Fiala moved to Austin, Texas in 1988 to study with Raymond Crisara at the University of Texas.
A First Call trumpeter in Austin and throughout the Lone Star State, Keith is a founding member of and performer with the celebrated R&B group, Memphis Train Revue and has toured the world performing with his mentor, the legendary Maynard Ferguson.
A dedicated educator and clinician, Fiala teaches at the prestigious Austin School of Music and holds the position of Trumpet Teacher at Temple College, where he performs as Lead Trumpet in the Temple Jazz Orchestra and featured soloist for the Temple Fusion group.
He is the author of the celebrated trumpet diagnostic methodology, “About Face,” as well as “Trumpet Tips,” an Internet-delivered, multi-media instruction series via his “Trumpet Resources” web presence.
Fiala has also shared stage with jazz greats Arturo Sandoval, Gordon Goodwin, Randy Brecker, The Temptations, Brian Lynch, Allen Vizzutti, Bill Watrous and many others.
Fiala is an Austin Winds endorsed trumpet artist.
Nicholas F. Mondello
Big Toots Enterprises
29 Riggs Place
Locust Valley, NY 11560
Messages from the Other Side delivers a masterful recording introduces listeners
to one of the trumpet world’s most exciting and versatile talents, Keith Fiala – a
name and a sound that listeners will embrace – and remember.
With an exciting array of original smooth jazz selections, as well as jazz standards – some made famous by Fiala’s former employer and mentor, the great Maynard Ferguson, Messages from the Other Side speaks volumes about Fiala, Ferguson and the music itself. A near decade since his debut effort, Messages from the Other Side is a winner.
With exciting jazz-rock original compositions – “Get Bent,” “E.B.,” and “Lauderdale” – all emanating from the superb pen of Bob Sundberg, to classic Great American Songbook standards (“Body and Soul,” “But Beautiful,” and “People”) and a Ferguson signature selection (“Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me”), Keith Fiala demonstrates other-worldly trumpeting and superior musicianship with Messages from the Other Side.
Messages from the Other Side also displays the marvelous musicianship of some of
the country’s finest musicians who assist in propelling Fiala on to the greatest of musical heights. Simply put – they nail it.
Messages from the Other Side swings, rocks and delivers a message that this is a recording of great musical taste and brilliant talent.