Ian Finkel is regarded
as the world's greatest xylophone virtuoso. He has appeared
and written for such stars as Michael Feinstein, Sid Caesar,
Ginger Rogers, Tito Puente, Larry Gatlin, Martin Mull, Madeline
Kahn to name just a few.
Mr. Finkel has covered
much ground in the music world. He has appeared on all major
television stations, recorded for most record labels and has
had successful concert tours in Japan, Korea. Canada, Mexico,
England as well as the U.S.
Ian has collaborated
with Philip Glass and has heard his works performed by numerous
orchestras such as the American Symphony Orchestra and the
Little Orchestra Society.
Ian has been on many
television shows, films and live performances such as: Love
Laffs (Lifetime) with Terri Gar, Martin Mull (Showtime) Jerry
Lewis Telethon, Woody Allen's Radio Days, Emo Phillips, Judy
Tenuta, Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, Michael Feinstein on Broadway,
Sid Caesar Show at the Village Vanguard, Second Avenue to
Broadway (Houseman Theatre and Town Hall) with Fyvush Finkel,
Read-a-thon w/Sesame Street Players. hundreds of colleges
across the US and Canada (Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music,
Peabody etc.) Condo tours of Florida, headliner on all cruise
As a writer Ian has penned
many film and stage productions: Rainbow Wars (nominated for
Academy Award) It's Up To All Of Us, Second Avenue to Broadway,
Michael Feinstein In Concert, Sophie Tucker in Person (currently
on US tour) Nick at Nite Music of Vic Mizzy (Adams Family,
Green Acres), IBM Industrials, CNN Cable News, Port Authority,
three novels and books of short stories.
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Being the great showman that he is,
Ian can alter his show for any venue. No matter what
audience he plays for, they are taken for a wild musical
ride. Ian’s repertoire covers a wide spectrum
of music: Salsa, classics, jazz, new and golden Latin
favorites, Gershwin, 50’s and 60’s on up.
Anything and everything is delivered in his amazing
virtuosic style. Ian will present a delightful evening
whether he is accompanied by a symphony orchestra or
a quartet. Ian is just as comfortable on a naked stage
as he is on a platform covered with confetti cannons
and fireworks. With a vast selection of music to choose
from Ian will perform a concert of any length.