Will Holshouser: accordionist & composer

Musette Explosion (Marcus Rojas, Will Holshouser, Matt Munisteri)
will play at Birdland in NYC on June 25th
photo by Reuben Radding

Musette Explosion concerts in 2015:

June 25 / Birdland, NYC info
Aug. 10 / Chautauqua Institution info
Aug. 11 / The Bop Shop, Rochester NY info
Aug. 27 / The Towers, Narragansett RI info
Sept. 12 / Int'l Accordion Festival, San Antonio TX info
Sept. 18 / Monterey Jazz Festival info
Sept. 19 / Red Poppy Art House, San Francisco
Sept. 20 / Arcata Playhouse, Arcata CA
Sept. 23 / Siskiyou Music Project, Ashland OR
Sept. 24 / Djangofest Northwest, Whidbey Island WA info
Sept. 25 / The Old Church, Portland OR
Sept. 26 / Kay Meek Center, Vancouver BC

More upcoming concerts with Will Holshouser in 2015:

Arnold Hammerschlag group:
June 19 / Jalopy, Brooklyn NY

David Krakauer's Acoustic Klezmer Quartet:
June 20 / Montreal Chamber Music Festival

Kiran Ahluwalia:
July 17 / Concordia Univ., Montreal
July 18 / Festival d'ete de Quebec, Quebec City
July 19 / Hamilton World Music Festival, Hamilton, Canada
July 22 / Madison Square Park (free concert), NYC

Regina Carter & Southern Comfort:
July 30 - Aug 2 / Jazz Standard, NYC

Will solo:
Aug. 7 / short set at Bill Schimmel's Master Class and Concert Series
Tenri Institute, NYC

The latest

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

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