Will Holshouser: on the side
Here are some bands I play with as a sideman or collaborator:

Regina Carter's Reverse Thread

Renowned violinist Regina Carter brings her charisma and virtuosity to interpretations of African music, with a band of kora, accordion, bass and drums.

CD out now!


David Krakauer & Klezmer Madness

"Clarinetist and composer David Krakauer's Klezmer Madness band gets in touch with both Eastern European Jewish roots and the New York downtown/dance scene. Basically, the sliding clarinet and joyous accordion typical of the klezmer music of 100 years ago is blended with guitar distortions, rock drumming, and a free jazz attitude to create a hybrid style that spans geography as well as time."
-- New Music Box (newmusicbox.org)

CDs: The Twelve Tribes, Live in Krakow, Bubbemeises

musette at BPL

Musette Explosion

This dynamic trio (Matt Munisteri, Marcus Rojas, and Will Holshouser) releases its first album on Nov. 1st, 2014. Three of New York's most in-demand virtuoso musicians, each with a distinctive voice on his instrument, explore and expand on Parisian musette. They bring this multicultural dancehall music to new places through the highest improvisational communication, emotionally honest performances, and original compositions.

HBM trio cartoon
cartoon by Geert Clarisse

Holshouser, Bennink & Moore

Han Bennink, Michael Moore and Will Holshouser mix free improvisation with all kinds of tunes. They recently toured in Tanzania and Zanzibar, and will be touring the US in October 2009.
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Brock Mumford at Teatro Manzoni in Milan, Italy. PHOTO by Roberto Cifarelli. L to R: Jenny Scheinman, Danton Boller, Will Holshouser, Quincy Davis, Matt Munisteri, Jon-Erik Kellso

Matt Munisteri & Brock Mumford

"A present day ironist with a pre-war heart (First World War that is)...Matt Munisteri leads the delightful, lightly swinging chamber jazz quintet Brock Mumford. Munisteri's own time-warped tunes sit perfectly alongside vintage works by Willard Robison, Hoagy Carmichael, and even...Bob Dylan." -- The New Yorker

"Bands like this are why you move to New York." -- Village Voice


CD: Love Story

Newly unearthed videos of Matt Munisteri & Brock Mumford: be sure to read Matt's acerbically funny descripive notes.
Lucky Ole Tramp
Lonely Acres in the West
Orange Crate Art
Revolving Jones
Signifying Rag
How Can You Face Me
Cry Cry Cry

Cruz Dann Productions

Two short films with Holshouser music: Heart of Gold
Hasta Aqui Hemos Llegao