Editor's Pick: A totally cool piano trio record...The sound of the recording envelops you; the whole thing feels intimate. Denner herself is a super strong pianist, and her arrangements are full of rhythmic order; when she’s improvising she brings a ton of harmony and time to her blowing. The whole thing’s a study in time, and all its shadings. Highly Recommended.” - Peter Watrous


In my humble opinion, Denner's new release belongs on every Latin music lover's shelf, whether such aficionados lean toward Latin jazz or salsa!” - Vicki Sola

— Latin Beat Magazine

Nicki Denner's piano playing gets pretty goddamn caliente, whether she's extrapolating a Latin standard or taking listeners on jazzy jaunts into her lively originals.” - Frank DeBlase

— Rochester International Jazz Festival

Pianist NICKI DENNER’s EL MEDICO DE COQUI (Consilience Productions 1103) is one of the finest Latin recordings I’ve heard in some time. It’s Denner’s third release under her own name and she recorded it with the idea of featuring singer Julian Llanos, a wonderfully rough-hewn vocalist who worked with Latin music great, Arsenio Rodriguez. ... the bulk of the music and what stands out here is the slower-paced material. The opening tracks all have a seductive, gentle, slow movement but it’s all undeniably dance music, rhythmic yet elegant. Denner’s piano strikes the right balance between the melodic, the rhythmic, and the modern (interesting chords and dissonances that remind me a bit of Eddie Palmieri).”

— Cadence Magazine