Igor Ivanushkin graduated from the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music. He became famous in 1993-1998, performing in the quintet Igor Bril and the New Generation.
Igor is a permanent member of many ensembles, including the group of Arkadii Shilkloper, the trio of Frederic Belinskii, the trio of Oleg Butman, the ensemble of the singer-songwriter Sergei Nikitin.
He is a laureate of international competitions, including the Laureate of the 8th World Festival of Youth and Students (Pyongyang, 1989), the Grand Prix of the international competition Young Jazz Musicians of the World (Bucharest, 1997), the competition of European jazz musicians (Brussels, 1998), the winner of the First All-Russian competition Young Jazz Musicians (Rostov on Don, 1991). Participant in many international and Russian jazz festivals.