Lucas Martínez, born and raised on the Mediterranean Sea shore, in Blanes (Spain), to a family of musicians and endless spinning records, decided to leave the piano and drums aside at the age of 8, to find his own way as a tenor saxophone performer. Spent most of his artistic life searching the complexity of jazz language and its tempo’s, while jamming among family and friends.
Graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor degree from the ESMUC (Escuela Superior de Música de Catalunya) and in 2018 with a Master degree from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, he managed to grab the opportunity to move abroad to Graz (Austria) on behalf of the Erasmus Program and to Philadelphia (US) on a semester exchange. Both experiences broadened his horizons and strengthened his ability to adapt to different cultures and music scenes.
The constant change of settings and surroundings gave him the opportunity to take part in several projects as a sideman musician.
He has been actively playing with multi-cultural bands of the Dutch and Spanish jazz scene, such as Guy Salamon Group, Yuri Rhodenborgh Group, Identities Collective, Chai Masters, Alba Careta Group, Giuseppe Campisi Sextet, Fluid Collective among others.
He has performed in festivals and stages of China, Mexico, USA, UK, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Italy, Austria and Poland.
Together with Guy Salamon Group won the Keep An EYE Records Award (2018), with Yuri Rhodenborgh achieved the Sena Muziekproductiefonds (2019), with Identities Collective won the Downbeat Student Music Award (2019), with Chai Masters won the Jazz Virtual Contest Award (2021) and with Alba Careta Group were selected in Artistas en Ruta (2021).