Will Holshouser: accordionist & composer

photo by Albie Mitchell

Coming up

This fall, I'll be playing with Regina Carter at Monterey Jazz Festival, and with New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center, as well as with Musette Explosion, Cumbia River Band, and Kiran Ahluwalia. Coming soon: online release of a new duo album with the wonderful Dutch trumpeter Eric Vloeimans. Stay tuned for more info.

Upcoming concerts with Will Holshouser in 2017:

Sept. 5 / Musette Explosion
Bar Lunatico, Brooklyn NY

Sept. 9 / Cumbia River Band
Terraza 7, Jackson Heights NY

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

Sept. 28 / Cumbia River Band
NY Botanical Garden, Bronx NY

Oct. 3, 7, 8, 12 / "Odessa" with New York City Ballet
(Ratmansky / Desyatnikov) NYC Ballet, Lincoln Ctr, NYC

Oct. 19 / Cumbia River Band
NY Botanical Garden, Bronx NY

Oct. 26 / Kiran Ahluwalia
Bowker Auditorium, UMass, Amherst MA

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