Lineup - Carl Cornwell, Tenor Sax, Bob Butta, Piano, Joe Natale, Upright Bass & Lou Natale, Drums
“Straight ahead jazz group with a modern sound incorporating all the flavors of jazz” “Creative Moco”
“This group incorporates all the styles of jazz with a fresh and exciting concept” “Mr. Brian Boppets, Mont Co Md Government”
Project Natale is a band of brothers playing brotherly music that has gained world respect as jazz players infusing the old and new to create a sound like no others. Joe & Lou Natale formed the group upon arriving to the DC area in 1998. Along the way they picked up Carl Cornwell, tenor sax and Bob Butta, piano. Carl is one of the few remaining soloist who is constantly defining melody as he solos. Butta adds his harmonic voicing and rhythms as he colors and rocks. Joe is a constant with his bass patterns and choice of notes. Lou keeps the time on his drums as he energizes and excites the music.
The group has currently released their new CD, “Links,” that displays hard hitting passionate players that can create, converse and swing in, out and around the quintessential compositions/arrangements written by Joe Natale. The CD is receiving air play over jazz and internet radio stations. Their performances captivate and pleasure listeners as they continue to astonish the crowds wherever they perform. www.projectnatale.com