Tlaquepaque dates in August

My performances at Tlaquepaque every weekend in July have been very well received by both patrons and merchants so I am going to continue every weekend in August as well. Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village has been a Sedona landmark for over 40 years and it’s located on State Route 179 along Oak Creek. I’m performing in Patio de las Campanas (Plaza of the Bells)- a really beautiful spot where lots of weddings take place year round. Hope to see you there!

New Press Kit- July 2016


I have a new profile at the link below: there are over 50 photos, 12 full songs and 12 videos. I’m available for weddings, corporate and private events or any venue where unique, tasteful instrumental music is appreciated. Thanks for looking and listening! :-)

https://www.reverbnation.com/michaelkollwitzthechapmanstick?profile_view_source=header_icon_nav

You can copy and paste link into your browser, if need be.

Musical Instrument Museum- Scottsdale AZ 4/20/15

A very special moment indeed! Emmett Chapman is just now seeing for the very first time the exhibit for The Stick at MIM on April 20th with Steve Adelson of NY. There were only a few people present and I was grateful to be one of them. That afternoon at 1:00 pm Emmett & Steve gave a lecture and at 7:00 pm they also gave a concert. All of these events tied into the Musical Instrument Museum’s 5th Anniversary Gala. How proud I was to see Emmett receiving just a little bit of the recognition he’s due for his invention of this amazing instrument 40 years ago.

IWAF 2015

Another great festival this past weekend at the beautiful Indian Wells Tennis Gardens. Had a wonderful time and met lots of nice people playing the Chapman Stick in this gorgeous setting. Many thanks to Dianne Funk for including me again in this awesome event.  

Desert Entertainer cover story

My Palm Springs Library Concert made the cover of Desert Entertainer.

Hope to see you there! P.S. Come early- it’s gonna be packed.

Notes In The Desert

We’re expecting a full house. Seating is limited so come early! Doors open at 6:00 pm. For more info, click on poster below.

New Release: Chapman Stick From Hawaii

Chapman Stick from Hawaii album cover 2015

CHAPMAN STICK from HAWAII is now available: 19 songs with 74 minutes total playtime- pure cane audio aloha for your ears. 18 lush original compositions and a Beach Boys cover inspired by and recorded in Hawaii using Chapman Stick instruments such as the 12-string Grand Stick, 10-string Alto Stick and the 12-string SG12 Stick Guitar. Also included with every album download or free preview is a 4000 word .txt document outlining the stories and inspirations behind the tunes- complete with links to photos and videos. Should be a part of every Chapman Stick Music library. Go check it now at: http://www.cdbaby.com/all/stikmstr