Jazz musicians have a great deal of freedom, what with improvisation being the cornerstone of the art form. But, as demonstrated in this video chronicling a recent residency by the New Orleans saxophonist Derek Douget and his band, the key to improvising is to have a solid grounding on you instrument that comes from lots of listening and practicing. You gotta have your chops down before you can take flight. The four day residency, sponsored by the Bents0n Kauth family, the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation and the Lobero Brubeck Circle, featured workshops with students at Santa Barbara High School, Santa Barbara City College and UCSB as well as Goleta Valley Jr. High and the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara's Notes 4 Notes program. Derek and bandmates are accomplished educators as well as superb musicians, and the valuable information and inspiration they gave to the members of the various local ensembles and bands was exciting to watch. The whole thing culminated with a thrilling performance by Douget and band who were joined at the end by the Notes 4 Notes Jazz Villains at the Lobero for a rousing "Second Line" that got everyone on their feet.