Will Holshouser: accordionist & composer

Musette Explosion (Matt Munisteri, Will Holshouser, Marcus Rojas)
hits the road in September ... off to Texas and the West Coast.
photo by Reuben Radding

Musette Explosion concerts coming up in 2015:

Sept. 12 / Int'l Accordion Festival, San Antonio TX info
Sept. 18 / Monterey Jazz Festival info
Sept. 19 / Red Poppy Art House, San Francisco info
Sept. 20 / workshop in Arcata
Sept. 21 Arcata Playhouse, Arcata CA info
Sept. 23 / Siskiyou Music Project, Ashland OR info
Sept. 24 / Djangofest Northwest, Whidbey Island WA info
Sept. 25 / The Old Church, Portland OR info
Sept. 26 / Kay Meek Center, Vancouver BC info

More upcoming concerts with Will Holshouser in 2015:

Regina Carter & Southern Comfort:
Oct 16 -17 / Scullers, Boston MA
Oct 23 / Frederick, MD
Oct 24 / Richmond, VA

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

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