Craig Cortello,

The "Business Musician" Speaker, Trainer, & Featured Author


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La Dolce Vita Enterprises

Craig's Playground

 Welcome to Craig's world.

Songwriter, Musician

"New Orleans is the One I Love," with Words and Music by Craig, vocals by Ms. Romy Kaye (press the play button to see the video).


Free download "City Soldier," a tribute to the street performers of New Orleans (right click and save)



To preview the entire album click the cover below


Sales Manager & Consultant, Author

"Selling the Fuzzy Widget: Secrets of Selling Professional Services" condenses Craig's ascent from entry-level draftsman to National Sales Manager of a prosperous environmental engineering & consulting firm. Click the cover below for details.

Business Creativity Expert

Craig is a recognized expert in the area of Business Creativity, and in the parallels between music education and success in the business world.

Music Beat Writer

Craig covers the jazz beat for the New Orleans entertainment monthly, "Where Y'at", is a contributing writer for, and a member of the jazz journalists association. He has had the privilege of interviewing such New Orleans music legends as Ellis Marsalis, Jr., Henry Butler, Pete Fountain, Tim Laughlin, and Hank Mackie. 


La Dolce Vita Enterprises has published dozens of songs under the ASCAP performing rights organization. We have also published 2 books in paperback and are always seeking worthwhile projects consistent with our mission.

In the Community

Craig is a proud native of the wonderful and resilient city of New Orleans. He is also a member of Rotary International (Metairie Sunrise Club), Toastmaster's International, and the St. Benilde School Men's Club. His song, "New Orleans is the One I Love" was the title song of a successful musical cabaret that raised thousands of dollars for Hurricane Katrina first responders and adult literacy.









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Speaking/Training Programs

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The Universal Benefits of Music

 Applied to Business, Education, and Life


"My songs will pass and be forgotten. What counts, however, is that I sang them."

- Father Andrew Greely

Priest, Author, Sociologist

"Most of us go to our graves with our music still inside of us."

- unknown





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