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Our first CD is out in July 2018 by CleanFeed!

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Joachim Badenhorst – clarinet, bass clarinet & tenor sax// Guillermo Celano – guitar// Marcos Baggiani – drums

Come to see the band!!!

8 sept, De Ruimte (Tryout) Amsterdam

9 Sept, City art Rotterdam

10 sept, Jazz in het Park Festival, Gent


An euphonious birthday”
More than ten years ago guitarist Guillermo Celano and percussionist Marcos Baggiani formed C.B.G (or Celano/Baggiani Group) a collective of varying constellations… Time for a party with few of the musicians they have played together in the last years and with whom they have rele
ased six CDs: reed players Joachim Badenhorst and Michael Moore, bassist Clemens van der Feen and saxophonist Natalio Sued as a surprise guest…
… with a pleased heart we walked out into the night.
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You can listen to the whole concert at Bimhuis Radio!!

We played with different constellations throughout our little jubileum tour : Tivoli Vredenburg (Utrecht), Lantaren Venster (Rotterdam), De Ruimte & Huis de Pinto in Amsterdam, Roscam (Bruxelles), Jazzathome Fest. (Mechelen) and Bimhuis (Amsterdam)






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Come to see the band!!!

 Joachim Badenhorst – clarinet, bass clarinet & tenor sax// Guillermo Celano – guitar// Marcos Baggiani – drums

January 2019

16 january, City Jazz galery Rotterdam

18 january, Bimhuis 

19 january, Plus etage, Baarle Nassau

25 January Jazz Atelier, Austria

26 january De Pletterij, Haarlem

1 february, Molen de Ster, Utrecht


27 September, Paradox, Tilburg

6 Oktober, Inverdan, Zaandam


Tour Catalunya may 2018

C.B.G feat Gorka Benitez!!!!!

CBG feat G.Benitez

-1 may Jamboree

-4 may Big bang (opening Jam Session together with Luca Tondena)

-5 may Sunset Jazz Girona

-6 may Contrabaix, Sant cougat


…“Les Indignés, like splashing Tabasco sauce on Dutch herring… mouth-watering and ear-pleasing shapes”…

Ken Waxman, New York City Jazz Record. March 2017

“Les indignés”

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Ellery Eskelin on tenor, Guillermo Celano on guitar, Clemens van der Feen on bass and Marcos Baggianion drums.


Have a listen!!



Hereby some recent reviews of the album:

“Les Indignés is so beautifully complex that it could be described in language a sommelier may use. There are moments of wistfulness that sit apart from grooves and occasional free blowing and shredding guitar. Five of the eight compositions are quite lengthy and thus open themselves to the patient development of ideas and alternative directions. Some of the ironies that are baked into the composition titles, play themselves out in the paradoxical paths the music follows. As that sommelier might say, the music breathes with life”.

KARL ACKERMANN, may 2016, All About Jazz.

“A CD that Largely meets all the expectations of a jubilee CD and certainly will be one of the most interesting jazz releases of 2016. The music never loses its heat , impressionistic collective passages are followed by powerful solos”.

Cyriel Pluimakers, Jazzenzo, march 2016.

“Their blend of diverse styles brims with suspense… The music tells a vivid story without any words. Enjoy!”

Jan Willem Broek, march 2016, subjectivist. nl

“You listen, as it were with the musicians, discovering what is possible in all within this combination of world-class musical personalities”

Herman te Loo, JazzFlits No 255, march 2016.


 Argentinean tour July and August 2017

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30 | Celano/Baggiani duo. Kuai Records’ Festival. Roseti. Buenos Aires

28 | Celano/Andrada/Baggiani. L’ecole. Córdoba.

27 | Celano/Andrada/Baggiani. Polaroid. Villa María (Cdba.) Cristian Andrada – db bs

26 | Celano/Baggiani duo. All Free – ciclo de improvisación. Universidad de Rosario (Sta. Fe)


6 | Garvie/Celano/Merlo/Baggiani. Banfield Teatro Ensamble. Province of Buenos Aires

5 | Jodos/Celano/Baggiani. Virasoro Trasnoche. Cdad. de Buenos Aires.

3, 4 | Celano/Delasaleta/Baggiani. Workshop on Improvisation + concert. Mingus Café. Mar del Plata. (Buenos Aires). Martín Delasaleta – db bs

2 | C.B.G CD presentation. Centro Cultural Kirchner, Ciudad de Buenos Aires (AR) Valentín Garvie – tr, Rodrigo Dominguez – t sx, Hernán Merlo – db bs

Presenting our new CD: Una Noche en Bimhuis (Kuai Music)

“The result is unmitigated personality.  Songs often reveal traits not immediately hinted at, and the initial direction a tune takes is rarely the same it ends with.  This live set at Amsterdam’s famed Bimhuis is free and unbound and strangely tuneful when least you’d expect it.”      Bird is the Worm     21/8/17

CBG una noche en Bimhuis


Michael Moore, Joachim Badenhorst and Natalio Sued on Reeds, Clemens van der Feen on double bass, Marcos Baggiani on drums and me.


About our album “Erasing Borders” (2015)


“Erasing Borders, seven Celano compositions reflecting the human and ecological consequences of our lifestyle. Unlike obvious musical propagandists like Phil Ochs or Frederic Rzewski, Celano doesn’t use lyrics or melodrama to make his point. Instead his writing is concerned with nuance and suggestion”.

Ken Waxman, New York City Jazz Record. May 2016

“Celano spices his cohesive compositions with stylistic quirks, creating intensely melodic and refreshing frameworks for improvisation – a rare gift…”Amsterdamse Chacarera” mixes chacarera with Dutch new jazz – Argentine melancholy and nuevo tango make for a surging apotheosis of dance”…

The Wire. Andy Hamilton, United Kingdom, july 2015

“Erasing Borders is C.B.G.’s  fifth album, and testament to their maturity as a unit”….

Dalston Sound, Tim Owen, United Kingdom, july 2015.

“Strangely attractive music, first, for its happenstance, wild demeanor, and then with the passing of time, for the unexpected turns of phrase and tone that keeps the music fresh and exciting.”

This is jazz today, sept 2015, USA. Dave Sumner.


Guitarist Guillermo Celano is the winner of the North Sea Jazz composition assingment 2013.

North Sea Jazz Festival 2013

The C.B.G.  presented Celano’s new compositions in july 2013 at the Bimhuis and the North Sea Jazz Festival with an adventurous new constellation: Joachim Badenhorst on tenor sax, clarinet and bass clarinet

and with Clemens van der Feen on double bass.

The project is called: Erasing Borders

“From almost unfathomable orgy to peaceful interaction…”
Jan Jasper Tamboer – Het Parool – 12/7/13 Jazz ****