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

Mentioned in Toronto Sun article I’ve been mentioned in a recent travel article published in the Toronto Sun newspaper. Click above to read it for yourself. UPDATE 2/10/2010- The article also appeared in the London Free Press. Bloody good chaps!

Maui Sunset Song (new FREE video)

Here’s a short little video (3:28) that I thought you might enjoy. It was recorded on West Maui at a holiday concert performed on Christmas Eve 2009. The sun sets behind Lanai just as the song concludes. Yes- I can control the Sun! LOL 🙂 If you enjoy the video, please leave a comment. Or,… Continue reading