I heard the melancholy sound from a lone trumpet as I was walking down Marietta Street in downtown Atlanta. It was two blocks before I came upon Derrick. I stopped to listen and when he noticed me with my camera he motioned me to take a picture of him. Throughout his childhood, Derrick was exposed to jazz music. His father played the bass. Derrick went on to study music at Clark Atlanta University, one of the historically black universities in the Atlanta area. These days, Derrick performs at various venues with his band and plays on the city streets for anyone who cares to listen.