Jan. 8: Jules Broussard at 19 Broadway

Every creative garden has its unheralded tender. You know the type—the all-knowing, humble mentor who is happy to watch the seeds grow, spread and blossom. Jules Broussard is that silent professor for the Bay Area’s jazz scene, a man who’s walked countless future saxophonists through the ropes and opened up worlds of improvisation based on his experience with Alice Coltrane, Carlos Santana and Ray Charles. On his most recent album, With Strings Attached, Broussard revisits the songs that inspired him as a young player, composed by a jazz ancestry that includes Arnett Cobb, Duke Ellington, Sidney Bechet and Benny Carter. Broussard has been holding down the “Second Sundays” jazz series at 19 Broadway lately, and it’s a welcome residency. Hear the Bay Area legend on Sunday, Jan. 8, at the 19 Broadway Niteclub. 19 Broadway, Fairfax. 5pm to 8pm. Free. 415.459.1091.Gabe Meline