Fletch Wiley

Jul 29, 2003
Jan 01, 2003
Oct 23, 2001
Jan 01, 1999
Jan 01, 1998
Jan 01, 1996
Jan 01, 1992
Jan 01, 1990
Jan 01, 1986
Jan 01, 1985
Jan 01, 1981
Jan 01, 1979
Jan 01, 1977

Fletch Wiley is listed in the credits for the following albums:

Year Artist Album Role
1973 Sonlight Sonlight Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Valve Trombone, Flute
1973 Andraé Crouch & The Disciples Live at Carnegie Hall Flute
1975 Andraé Crouch & The Disciples Take Me Back Arrangements, Trumpet
1976 Sherman Andrus Soon Coming Arrangements, Trumpet
1977 Jim Gill United Saints of America Cello and Harp Arranger, Flute, Trumpet
1977 Candle The Music Machine Producer, Arranger, Mixed
1977 Bruce Hibbard A Light Within String Arrangements, Horns, Flute
1978 Janny Grein He Made Me Worthy Flugle Horn, Trumpet
1979 Jim Gill Spectacles Flute, Trumpet
1980 Stephanie Boosahda One in a Million Brass & String Arrangements
1980 Ken Medema Kingdom in the Streets Arrangements
1980 Rainbow Slicky Slide Joy Producer
1980 Jaymes Felix White As Snow Trumpet
1981 Gary Rand Break That Ground Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Flute, Synthesizer
1981 Fireworks Up Producer
1982 Kemper Crabb The Vigil Trumpet
1982 Candle Lullabies & Nursery Rhymes Volume 1 Arrangements
1983 Sonny Salsbury Song of Bethlehem Producer, Arrangements
1983 Peter Beveridge Grinding Wheel Producer, Songwriter, Arrangements
1987 Steve and Annie Chapman Guest of Honor Producer
1990 Steve Green Hide 'Em In Your Heart Arrangements, Flute
1992 Fletch Wiley Urban Reel Producer, Trumpet, Flute, Flugelhorn
1992 Steve Green Hide Em In Your Heart #2 Arrangements, Trumpet, Flute, Recorder

Fletch Wiley


Fletch Wiley is a multiple Grammy and Dove Award winning arranger, producer, and trumpet player. Starting in the 1970's as arranger for Andráe Crouch, Fletch has gone on to record multiple solo instrumental albums as well as recorded, written and arranged on numerous projects by other artists.

In 1974, Fletch Wiley received a Grammy Award for best arranger in the soul gospel category for "Take Me Back" by Andráe Crouch. He received Dove Awards in 1979 for Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes (children's category--producer/arranger) and again in 1991 and 1993 for Hide 'em in Your Heart, Vol. 1 & 2 (children's album featuring Steve Green--arranger). Fletch was also nominated for Grammy Awards in 1983 and 1985, and he was nominated for a Dove Award in 2001 for his instrumental project Redeemer. These are only a few of his many achievements.

Fletch received his Bachelor of Music degree from The University of North Texas and did a Post Graduate Fellowship at Yale University. He has also participated in the Aspen Music Festival and Stan Kenton Jazz Clinics.

Fletch shares that, "The depth of the musical experience never ceases to amaze me. Whether it is playing in Istanbul at a jazz cafe, or an outdoor festival in Norway, writing a film score, or producing a record or jingle, I am in awe of the creative powers that God has given us. Even though I have been doing this awhile (over 30 years), the stark terror and sheer joy of beginning a new work will keep your heart pounding. There is no greater gratification!"

Arivett, D. (n.d.). Christian Jazz Artists: Fletch Wiley. Retrieved June 21, 2012, from Songs of David website: http://www.songsofdavid.com/ChristianJazzArtistsWiley.html
Fletch Wiley. (2006). Retrieved June 21, 2012, from Tree of Moreh Publishing website: http://www.outboundmusic.com/fletchwiley/

Where are they Now: 

Fletch was the Director of Worship and the Arts, Vineyard Christian Fellowship; Houston, Texas from 1993 - 2000. Then he moved to McLean Bible Church in Washington D.C. from 2001 - 2005 where he worked with Marty McCall. In 2006, he was the Minister of Music at Capital Church in Washington DC.

Sep 08, 2021

Today’s episode is a treat for me on many levels. One of the early records in my collection as a high school student was Night Watch by Fletch Wiley. As a young trumpet player, I saw this album as a path to my potential future. Maybe I would record an album one day. On another level, as I expanded my awareness of music, I began to see Fletch’s name on other projects by Candle, Pam Mark Hall, and Marty McCall & Fireworks. Oh yea, and you can’t forget his work with Andraé Crouch as a bandleader and arranger.

Created by: siremidor on 26-July-2010 - Last Edited by siremidor on 04-May-2022