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

Musette Explosion (Matt Munisteri, Will Holshouser, Marcus Rojas)

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

Upcoming concerts with Will Holshouser in 2016:

Sep 24 / Kiran Ahluwalia on Roosevelt Island, New York NY
Oct 6 / Ben Holmes Quartet at Jalopy, Brooklyn NY
Oct 9 / David Krakauer Acoustic Quartet at the Stone, New York NY
Oct 16 / Schubert's "Die Winterreise" at Zankel Hall, New York NY
(Ensemble ACJW with Sir Simon Rattle)
Oct 25 - 26 / Suzanne Vega at Joe's Pub, New York NY
Oct 30 / Kiran Ahluwalia in Amherst, MA

More things to check out

"... 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:

New Musette Explosion album available now

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