Nicola Sergio Trio -|- Symbols – [Challenge Records, 2010]
Pianist/composer/arranger Nicola Sergio is a laureate of Economics, and possesses a diploma in Classical Piano, Jazz Piano and Pedagogy from the Conservatory of Perugia (Italy). He also completed the “Prix Jazz” at the CNR in Paris, the city in which he has resided since 2008. From an early age, the italian musician’s talents were evident, helping him to earn various mentions of honor at numerous competitions and classical music festivals for young performers.
Between 2004 and 2007 he played in a variety of groups on the jazz scene – from the trio, progressing from standards towards an ever greater interest in composition which culminated in the realization of a repertory comprised completely of original compositions – to quartet, quintet, sextet, cuban music ensembles – groups with which he performed on numerous festivals in Italy, France and Sweden. As well as his activities on the jazz circuit, he became involved in projects of related genres, such as chamber music, film and theatre scores and big band directing. Continue reading