Will Holshouser: accordionist & composer

photo by Albie Mitchell

Coming up

More accordion celebrations this summer: in July, I'll be a guest artist at the American Accordionists' Association conference in Princeton, NJ, giving a solo performance of original music and a workshop; I'll play at the "Accordions Around the World" series in Bryant Park, NYC; and will be playing some new solo pieces at Bill Schimmel's Accordion Seminars series in New York City. Meanwhile, I'm working behind the scenes as a musical understudy in the Broadway show "Indecent." In September, I'll be playing with Regina Carter at Monterey Jazz Festival. See below for more info.

Upcoming concerts with Will Holshouser in 2017:

July 12 / Cumbia River Band
Concerts on the Hudson, Lincoln Harbor Park, Weehawken NJ

July 14 / Solo set at American Accordionists' Association Festival
more info Princeton NJ

July 19 / Solo set at Accordions Around the World
more info Bryant Park, NYC

July 28 / Solo set at Bill Schimmel's Accordion Seminars
Tenri Cultural Institute New York, NY

Sept 17 / Regina Carter & Southern Comfort
Monterey Jazz Festival Monterey, CA

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