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 and lived in Austin until 2017 when he was asked to assist Arturo Sandoval on his tours as his road manager, become his practice partner and have the chance to start building a solo career under the guidance of one of the greatest trumpet players / musicians that has ever lived!
A First Call trumpeter while living in Austin and throughout the Lone Star State, Keith was also a founding member of and performer with the celebrated R&B group , Memphis Train Revue for over 22 years and has toured the world performing with his mentor, the legendary Maynard Ferguson.
A dedicated educator and clinician, Fiala taught at the prestigious Austin School of Music and held the position of Adjunct Trumpet Professor at Temple College, where he also performed as Lead Trumpet in the Temple Jazz Orchestra and featured soloist for the Temple Fusion group for over 10 years.
He is the author of the celebrated trumpet diagnostic methodology, “About Face.”
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.