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


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

Listen to Single from “Suntan Lady” CD

01 Suntan Lady I’m so excited to be sharing with you the title track from my upcoming CD release- “Suntan Lady”. For FREE!!! Just double-click on the italicized title above and it will start playing right on your computer. Hope you’ll enjoy it. The complete CD will be available in a few weeks. I’ll keep… Continue reading

Suntan Lady: Just Waiting For The Wave!

Hi Gang- I’m happy to announce that my new CD, “Suntan Lady” is almost here. The official release will be towards the end of July (perfect weather for surfing, right?) We’re planning on a CD Release Party to be held here in Lahaina at Lulu’s sometime in late July or early August. If you’re not already… Continue reading

Banyan Tree Concert- Chapman Stick duo with Bob Culbertson

For those of you who happen to be on-island this coming weekend, I have a big treat in store for you. This weekend we’re having a birthday party for the Banyan Tree in Lahaina (it’s 137 years old for gosh sake!) and I’ll be performing in duo with fellow “Stickist” Bob Culbertson from Northern California…. Continue reading