Will Holshouser: accordionist & composer

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

Musette Explosion plays at Birdland:

Jan. 28, 2016 / Birdland, New York NY info

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

More upcoming concerts with Will Holshouser in 2016:

Kiran Ahluwalia:
Jan 15 / Maqamfest, New York NY
Jan 18 / Iridium, New York NY

Regina Carter & Southern Comfort:
Feb 23 - 24 / Dazzle Jazz Club, Denver CO
Feb 25 / Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix AZ
Feb 26 / Royce Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles CA
Feb 27 / Nourse Theater, San Francisco CA
Feb 29 / Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz CA
Mar 4 / World Cafe Live, Philadelphia PA
Mar 5 / SOPAC, South Orange NJ
Mar 6 / Landmark on Main St, Port Washington NY
Mar 9 - 10 / Heymann Performing Arts Ctr, Lafayette LA
Mar 11 / Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans LA
Mar 12 / Christ Episcopal Church, Little Rock AR
Mar 13 / Second Street Live, Fort Smith AR
Apr 15 / Jefferson Center, Roanoke VA
Apr 16 / Brooklyn Ctr for the Performing Arts, Brooklyn NY
Apr 17 / Binghamton Univ, Binghamton NY

More things to check out

Hey ... Introducing Musette Explosion was #6 on Billboard's Jazz Album charts the week of Nov. 29th, 2014.

"... 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