Steve Kriesel is a musician and entrepreneur. In 2001, he formed his own company called Torpedo Bags, Inc. As a gigging trumpeter, he noticed that the gig bags on the market were too heavy, or not protective enough. This inspired him to design a very light-weight yet highly protective gig bag for a trumpet. Over the last decade, his company has grown and his products are used by thousands of trumpeters, including Alan Chez (David Letterman), Carl Fischer (Billy Joel), Kuku Collings (Beyonce), and Byron Stripling.
Mr. Kriesel also remains active as a performer and teacher. He keeps a private studio and co-directs the Minnesota Trumpet Academy.
August 30th, 2010