Will Holshouser: accordionist & composer from New York
Will Holshouser: accordionist & composer

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Coming up

In January, Will has a residency at Barbes -- every Saturday at six pm.
This week (Jan. 7th): a trio with Jerome Harris (acoustic bass guitar) and Michael Sarin (drums).

Upcoming concerts with Will Holshouser in 2017:

Jan 6th / Kiran Ahluwalia at Drom, New York NY
Jan 7th / Will Holshouser, Jerome Harris & Michael Sarin,
Barbes Brooklyn NY
Jan 14th / Will Holshouser Trio with Ron Horton & Dave Phillips,
Barbes Brooklyn NY
Jan 14th LATE NIGHT / Frank London & Klezmer Brass All Stars,
Goldenfest, Grand Prospect Hall, Brooklyn NY
Jan 21st / Will plays solo at Barbes, Brooklyn NY
Jan 28th / duo with Rachelle Garniez at Barbes, Brooklyn NY
Feb 7th / duo with Eric Vloeimans, Santa Cruz CA (house concert)
Feb 8th / duo w. Eric Vloeimans, Royal Room, Seattle WA
Feb 9th / duo w. Eric Vloeimans, Abbie Weisenbloom Presents, Portland OR
Mar 24th / AntiSocialMusic concert of accordion ensembles, NYC
May 11th / Guy Klucevsek's Bellows Brigade at Roulette, Brooklyn NY

More things to check out

Will talks to Terry Gross on NPR's Fresh Air, about accordions, hymns,
and Musette Explosion, and plays a few short tunes:
listen on Fresh Air archive

Article about Will on Accordion Americana blog by Christa O'Neill:
click to read

"... swings with speed and clarity, sways with mystery and eroticism....Not simply an archeological paean to past masters, this debut recording from Musette Explosion makes the genre relevant to NYC's musical landscape."
-- Elliott Simon, New York City Jazz Record

"Musette ... has a dynamic vehicle in this ensemble."
-- Nate Chinen, New York Times

"This group does not restructure the repertoire's foundation; they handle it all in their own way. [Musette Explosion] has respectfully reclaimed 1930s Paris for the 21st Century." -- Aaron Cohen, Downbeat

Mel Minter reviews the CD in his blog, "Musically Speaking":
click to read
And here's Michael Steinman's review in his blog, "Jazz Lives":
click to read


Will Holshouser Trio video "Nocturnal" click to watch

Musette Explosion video by Cruz-Dann Productions click to watch

Regina Carter's Tiny Desk concert on NPR click to watch

NY Times review of Regina Carter & Reverse Thread: click to read

New York musicians, please sign this petition
in favor of union benefits in NYC jazz clubs:

Musette Explosion album available here

Introducing Musette Explosion

Available here ("add to cart"), or on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby

Will Holshouser Trio CDs are available here:

through this site

Download via emusic

distribution info

... and on iTunes.


Holshouser, Bennink & Moore
"Live in NYC"

through this site