"Project Natale has an innovative and unique warm style. They will be among the giants in the industry...they represent the local jazz well." - WPFW
"Project Natale exemplifies the nature of jazz music with their distinctive style...they are truly an unparallel presence on the DC jazz scene." - Washington Post
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.