Will Holshouser: accordionist & composer

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Coming up

Lots of accordion-specific music this spring: Guy Klucevsek's Bellows Brigade quartet, AntiSocial Music's concert of new music for accordion ensembles, and a night of three accordionists in Philadelphia. This summer, Will will be a guest artist at the American Accordionists' Association conference in Princeton, NJ, giving a solo performance and a workshop, and will be part of Bill Schimmel's Accordion Seminars series in New York City. See below for more info.

Upcoming concerts with Will Holshouser in 2017:

Mar 2nd / Josh Green & the Cyborg Orchestra
at National Sawdust, Brooklyn NY

Mar 16th / Musette Explosion at The Owl Music Parlor, Brooklyn NY

Mar 24th / AntiSocialMusic concert of accordion ensembles
at National Opera Center, NYC

Apr 9th / "Valse Americaine" concert with Dallas Vietty & Dan Newton
Philadelphia PA (location TBA)

May 11th / Guy Klucevsek's Bellows Brigade at Roulette, Brooklyn NY

May 19th / AntiSocialMusic at Shapeshifter Lab, Brooklyn NY

July 12 - 16 / Solo set & workshop at American Accordionists' Assn
conference, Princeton NJ info will be posted here

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