Will Holshouser: accordionist & composer

Introducing Musette Explosion
featuring Matt Munisteri, Marcus Rojas, Will Holshouser
cover art: Na Kim

The latest

Musette Explosion will be playing:
The Towers, Narragansett RI, on March 1st more info
Club Passim in Cambridge, MA on March 2nd more info
Cornelia St. Cafe in NYC on May 5th more info
Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, NY on Aug. 10th more info

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

Upcoming shows with Will Holshouser in 2015:

Kiran Ahluwalia:
Feb 20 / Roulette, Brooklyn NY

Musette Explosion:
March 1 / The Towers, Narragansett RI more info
March 2 / Club Passim, Cambridge MA more info
May 5 / Cornelia St Cafe, NYC more info

Regina Carter & Southern Comfort:
March 20 & 21 / NC State Univ., Raleigh NC
March 23 / Stamford Univ., Birmingham, AL
March 27 / Connecticut College, New London CT


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"

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