Lucia Sarmiento

"Key Leaves have saved me! My keys no longer stick and the products are easy to store with the saxophone...  My favorite products are the saxophone props and the Spit Sponge." - Lucia Sarmiento (Soloist, Educator, New Sound Underground)

Lucia Sarmiento is a young Peruvian saxophonist breaking through the Minneapolis music scene with a huge sound and effervescent personality. From a young age, Lucia has been influenced by the classic jazz cats like John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins, as well as the gritty more modern Chris Potter and Michael Brecker.

Lucia has been mentored by Eric Kamau Gravatt (Drummer for Weather Report, McCoy Tyner, Joe Henderson) since Summer of 2015 as a permanent member of his jazz quintet, Source Code. Together with some of the finest players in the Twin Cities, they explore the depths of free improvisation.

In August 2016, Lucia joined New Sound Underground, a Jazz Fusion/Funk band from the Twin Cities and currently she is working on her first original album coming out 2020.
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