The Stick is Great for Weddings!

Imagine the full, rich sound of The Chapman Stick at your Maui wedding. I’ve played at quite a few over the years- from Makena to Kapalua. Here’s a four-minute .mp3 demo of traditional wedding songs on The Stick. Please contact me directly for rates and availability. Mahalo.

Review of CD “Chapman Stick meets The Beatles”

What is this Chapman Stick instrument that plays ALL of the music on this album? It is a newer development in the string instrument world, invented in the 1970’s.  Tapped with both hands (more like a piano than a guitar), it has components of bass, guitar, keyboards and drums.  It is capable of simultaneous multi-part… Continue reading

NEW CD: The Chapman Stick Meets The Beatles

Are you a Beatles fan? I hope so because, if you are, I have a real treat in store for you! I’ve just released a brand new CD with NOTHING BUT BEATLES. All recorded on The Chapman Stick, of course. Take a listen to 30 sec. previews of all 16 tracks for FREE If you… Continue reading

Take A Listen To “Rainy Day Song”

Click above to hear a brand new song that I have not yet released on any album. A rainy day on Maui with Michael Kollwitz and his Chapman Stick and Steve Hargrave from Phoenix on drums. Enjoy! P.S. We like to call it ‘Liquid Sunshine’ here!

Spring Is Almost Here!

Many thanks to all of you who purchased my Christmas CD “Frosty The Stickman” over the holidays last year. I enjoyed hearing from you and happy to know that my music accompanied you during those present wrapping session and holiday celebrations. The photo above is from a concert I gave during the holidays here in… Continue reading

UPDATE – Frosty The Stickman Christmas CD Special

Many thanks to everyone who has already ordered “Frosty The Stickman” this holiday season. Keeping up with the demand has been challenging (lots of trips to the Post Office!) My distributor, CDBaby, should now have more than enough copies to fill the orders, so if you’re waiting for your copy to ship, it should be… Continue reading

Recording Session with Steve Hargrave on drums

My good friend from Phoenix, Steve Hargrave, recently made a trip to the Valley Isle, so we decided to record some tracks for an upcoming new CD of just good ol’ Stick & Drums. Some you who have followed my career as a “Stickist”, may recall Steve recorded three (3) tracks with me for my… Continue reading

Mahalo to US Navy Pacific Fleet Band

Many mahalos to the US Navy’s Pacific Fleet Band for performing this past weekend under the banyan tree here in Lahaina at the Banyan Tree Art Fair. These guys are great and they played all my favorite jazz tunes- the toe tappin’ kind! From left to right- 1. Dwight (trombone) 2. Tom their fearless leader… Continue reading

Different Is Good!

Just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for helping to make the new CD such a success. The CD Release Party at Lulu’s was a blast and I’ve received many orders for “Suntan Lady” CDs since the official release on August 1st. Everyone seems to enjoy the new music and I’ve heard nothing… Continue reading

SUNTAN LADY CD RELEASE PARTY- Sun. Aug. 1

LAHAINA — Chapman Stick® musical artist, Michael Kollwitz, will hold a CD release party where he will perform selections from Suntan Lady, his tenth CD, as well as other favorites, on Sunday, August 1st, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Lulu’s Lahaina Surf Club & Grill at the Lahaina Cannery Mall. Suntan Lady features five… Continue reading