Three of New York’s most in-demand virtuoso musicians, each with a distinctive voice on his instrument, explore and expand on the beautiful Parisian musette repertoire. They bring this multicultural dancehall music to new places through the highest improvisational communication, emotionally honest performances, and original compositions. Marcus Rojas, Matt Munisteri and Will Holshouser keep busy backing up some of the world’s foremost artists (Regina Carter, David Byrne, Paul Simon, Henry Threadgill, Mark O’Connor, David Krakauer, Catherine Russell and others). Over the last fifteen years, they’ve indulged in a labor of love: celebrating and finding their own approach to French musette. As a trio, they've also worked as a backing band in the studio with Loudon Wainwright III and Chaim Tannenbaum.
Musette Explosion plays concerts, clubs and festivals around the US, and is also available for studio recording and private events. Their repertoire includes French musette waltzes, jazz and swing, American and French standards, and original compositions. The band loves to do workshops (on small group playing, improvisation, the history and culture of the music, accordion, guitar and tuba, etc) with students and musicians of all ages. They can also be hired in conjunction with one of their many vocalist friends.