Nicola Sergio Trio
Nicola Sergio is a pianist/compositor/arranger. He holds a degree in Economics, as well as a diploma with honors in Classical music and Jazz music at the Conservatory of Perugia. At Conservatory he also obtained diplomas in Music Pedagogy and Music Education. In addition, he earned the “Prix Jazz” at the CNR Conservatory in Paris, city where he has been living since 2008. Sergio has received various certificates of merit in numerous competitions and festivals of classical music for young performers. He is leader of a Paris based trio bearing his own name, including two special guests, saxophonist Michael Rosen from New York and Argentine saxophonist Javier Girotto. With this project, he recorded the CD “SYMBOLS” for the Dutch label CHALLENGE RECORDS INTERNATIONAL. With the same label, he signed an exclusive contract for the production of 3 CDs. The first CD of the series is entitled Symbols, and is currently distributed in Europe, Japan and the United States. Two tracks from the album Symbols, Il Labirinto Delle Fate e Seven Six were been selected by Frédéric Charbaut for airplay on all Air France international flights. In the same year, he received numerous awards from international critics. In addition to two awards in Italian monthly magazine JAZZIT, for Best Record International (Critics Award) and Best Italian composer (Audience Award), the disc was reviewed with enthusiastically by European jazz press in : Jazzit, Jazz Music, Jazzthing,Jazzthetic, Ensuitekulturmagazin, Horeindruck, Jazzman Jazzmagazine , Piano, Netherlans Dagblad, Pianowereld, Andy Magazine, University Magazine. The album was also broadcast by many radio such as : BRF Jazztime, TSF Jazz, Jazz à FIP , Radio Aligre, Radio France Musique, Radio France Bleu, Radio Campus Paris, Radio King International, Radio Phonica, Teleradiostereo. In February 2012 Nicola Sergio recorded a new album, “ILLUSIONS”, produced by Challenge Records, with Stéphane Kerecki on bass and Fabrice Moreau on drums. Nicola has also recorded as leader a Reportage and a CD for the project “CILEA MON AMOUR” – jazz reinterpretation of major works of the composer Francesco Cilea – NAU RECORDS label, in quintet with Joe Quitzke, Stéphane Kerecki, Yuriko Kimura, Michael Rosen. In 2015 Challenge Records releases his new CD in piano solo “MIGRANTS”, inspired by the theme of migration and dedicated to all migrants in the world. Currently he also works in various projects jazz music, chamber music, pop music, and in music for film theater, projects, in which he directed the studio orchestra. He also plays in various clubs and jazz festivals in France, Italy, Germany, Sweden and Netherlands.