« Nicola Sergio is endowed with an exceptional melodic sense ; his inner chant immediately makes his music familiar ».
Jean Charles Richard – Illusions linernotes 2012
« A new star is born in the world of jazz musicians and it is sparkling!”
Giovanni Mirabassi – Symbols linernotes – April 2010
« Living in Paris since 2008, this young pianist delivers a jazz cd with singing qualities, which are often coloured in
with sparks of melancholy. Because of that a typical Transalpine charm is being distilled. »
Pascal Rozat – Jazzmagazine Jazzman – April 2010
“Nicola Sergio makes his debut for the Dutch label Challenge Records, with an inspired and excellently written work.
All the music which is presented here is penned by the leader – musical sheets which display the sophisticated and refined qualities of an author who is classically trained, with a penchant for meditteranean songs and musical folklore. « Symbols », overall, is an album which puts on display a pianist of great talent.”
Luciano Vanni – Jazzit – November 2010
« Pianist Nicola Sergio combines here romantic piano music with free and playful jazz forms and that takes some time to get used to, but ultimately irresistible. The album opens classic, but goes through rousing Balkan Rhythm gradually into abrasive and tearing saxophone solo pieces ».
Nederlands dagblad 13-08-2010
»Sergio has succeeded again to maintain the curiosity of the listener to what is comming yet. And this curiosity is satisfied to the satisfaction of all. »
Tom Fuchs Piano November 2010
« He combines an excellent technique with an appealing touch. His composition Scilla sounds like a balled form a classic piano trio. »
Klaas Koopman – Pianowereld – 31/8/2010
“Sergio’s constructions and his flowing style on the 88 keys make Symbols a convincing example of talent”
Jazzthing84 – July/August 2010
« This pianist brings with his first album a lot of elegance, audacity and surprise in his playing. Do not miss! »
Pascal Pareti, Nathalie Trannois – Radio Aligre FM 93.1 – May 2010
« The adventure of a young musician with talent, courage and ambition, who is confronted with the big challenge of making a living of his music: his sole and greatest passion! »
Interview with Nicola Sergio – Andy Magazine – 2010
« With Nicola Sergio, as a composer as well as a pianist, jazz is a vibrant musical genre and has no specific boundaries. With the talent, the deep musicality and the ‘alive-ness’ of his music, Nicola Sergio will become an important name to remember! »
Challenge Records – 2009