Ian Finkelstein is a Detroit-based jazz pianist and producer. He has been an active member of the Detroit jazz community since the age of 14, performing alongside artists such as Benny Golson, Patrice Rushen, Robert Hurst, Karriem Riggins, Louis Hayes, Curtis Fuller, Phil Ranelin, and Shahida Nurullah. He performed with Marcus Belgrave from 2010 until Belgrave’s death in 2015. He currently performs with the Robert Hurst Quintet, and is a founding member of Detroit music collective Video7 and a member of Polyfold Music.
In 2015 a interview with Detroit Public Radio Judy Adams, Judy wrote about Finkelstein.
"A fan of many kinds of music, Finkelstein says his favorite pianists are Herbie Hancock, Andrew Hill, Jaki Byard and Ramsey Lewis. He said he’s been enjoying a lot of house and techno music these days, and also been making some of his own. Other favorites include Scott Grooves, Theo Parrish, Norm Talley, Rick Wilhite, and Roy Ayers. In terms of jazz, he’s also been getting into Kenny Cox’s Contemporary Jazz Quintet, and also some Max Roach. He’s definitely looking for inspiration from all the right folks".
- Duality/Detroit, Vol. 1 CD/Digital (12/2018) Bandcamp
- The Order 12" Vinyl/Digital (12/2018) Bandcamp
- Middle Birth Vinyl/Digital (6/2017) (6/2016) Bandcamp
- Pain Without Respite (10/2016) Bandcamp
- It's Time" Cassette/Digital (6/2016) Bandcamp