MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) - If Mardi Gras is part of life in Mobile, it makes perfect sense for music to be it's soul. You could hear it everywhere on Fat Tuesday, especially close to Daniel Driskell's heart.
The saxophonist, who has studied music since he was a child, graduated from the University of South Alabama and now teaches the art in a classroom there while sharing his passion in public..
"I like to play when people smile and make them have a good time, enjoy themselves; but i like to play worship music the best because it has the best cause and I'm playing for God," he said.
You can always find someone moving to Driskell's tunes, especially this time of year. Every note in every song is his personal nod to a rich history.
"It's definitely got a jazzy feel to it, a blues feel," he told Local 15 News in front of the Mobile Carnival Museum, "it evolved through different styles: ragtime blues, jazz, Miles Davis and Duke Ellington and all those guys, we learn from them.
Now many are learning from him.
"Music is nurturing and giving people good warm feelings."