Opening for Henry Kapono

Really enjoyed my performance; as the opening act for Henry Kapono’s band last night at Four Seasons Wailea. We were welcoming ACURA to Hawaii. What a beautiful night. Wish I had a night like this almost every night!      A HUI HOU!        ~Mike

Welcome To The Banyan Tree Art Fair

This weekend, I’ll be under the banyan tree in Old Town Lahaina for another art fair sponsored by the Lahaina Art Society. Here’s a shot from a recent fair. Everyone looks happy, eh? Hope to see you.

Wailea on Wednesday

  76°F/24°C Events ‘Wailea on Wednesdays’ featuring Michael Kollwitz Date: August 8 Time: Concert from 6:30-8 p.m. Location: Lower Courtyard The Shops at Wailea continues its signature “Wailea on Wednesdays” (WOW) arts and entertainment series, featuring a free performance from Michael Kollwitz and Mika. Join us for island music played on the ukulele and unique Chapman Stick under… Continue reading

King Kamehameha Day parade in Lahaina

On Saturday June 16, 2012 I was invited once again to perform on The Chapman Stick in our annual King Kamehameha Day parade here in Lahaina, Maui. My neighbor, Gary Cia and I decorated his tricked-out golf cart with palm fronds and flowers to help make us fit in with the rest of the floats… Continue reading

Jamming with Henry Kaleialoha Allen at Iao Theatre

Sorry the image is a little blurry but it’s the only one available that memorializes my impromptu performance last month with Henry Kaleialoha Allen at the Iao Theatre in Wailuku. I was the opening act for the Kalama Intermediate School’s Ukulele Explosion event on May 9th. Try to imagine over 50 kids in matching aloha… Continue reading

New CD “Rainbows” is now available!

Aloha everyone! Hope your New Year is off to a good start. It’s been busy around here, what with the annual return of the humpback whales and our winter visitors, things are definitely hopping on Maui. Shortly after the release of my Beatles CD last May, I began work in earnest on this new album…. Continue reading

Sending You A Sunset From Lahaina

I recently sent an email to all my fans and friends. It was titled “Sending You A Sunset From Lahaina” and it included the photo above, with one big exception. Sean Stirling, the graphic designer for my CD “Suntan Lady”, said he “could not help himself” and he returned it to me the way you… Continue reading

Free .mp3 – “In My Life” (from Beatles CD)

Here’s another tune from my recent CD, “The Chapman Stick Meets The Beatles”. It’s one of my personal favorites from the album. When you hear it, you’ll know why. Hope you’ll enjoy it. Click here to download You can preview and download the entire CD on Facebook. P.S. If you stop by Facebook, I hope… Continue reading