Will Holshouser: the trio
Will Holshouser Trio the trio in Ulrichsberg, Austria / photo by Günther Gröger

Accordionist Will Holshouser's music casts a wide net, bringing up catchy folk-like melodies, pulsating rhythms, mesmerizing hymns, abstract textures and rich harmonies. His trio with trumpeter Ron Horton and bassist Dave Phillips has been together since 1998. Together they have developed a truly unique group sound, including both carefully crafted arrangements and improvisations of all kinds. The trio has three CDs out on the Clean Feed label in Portugal and has toured in Europe several times.

Their third CD, Palace Ghosts and Drunken Hymns, was recorded in Portugal with the late, brilliant pianist Bernardo Sassetti as featured guest.

Some past performances of the Will Holshouser Trio:

  • Le Poisson Rouge (New York, NY) September 2010
  • Centro Cultural de Belem (Lisbon, Portugal) April 2008
  • BIMhuis (Amsterdam, Holland) March 2007
  • De Acordeonslag Festival/Paradox Club (Holland) March 2007
  • Kennedy Center (Washington DC) August 2006
  • BIMhuis (Amsterdam, Holland) May 2006
  • Stadtgarten (Cologne, Germany) May 2006
  • Kaleidophon Festival (Ulrichsberg, Austria) April 2006
  • Jazz In Arles festival (Arles, France) May 2005
  • Carambolage (Bolzano, Italy) May 2005
  • Teatro Civico (Schio, Italy) May 2005
  • Jazz No Inverno festival (Faro, Portugal) December 2004
  • Jazz Ao Centro festival (Coimbra, Portugal) December 2004
  • International Akkordeon Festival (Vienna, Austria) March 2003

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"Palace Ghosts and Drunken Hymns"

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"Singing to a Bee"

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