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“The amalgam of styles and the genre-bending are characteristic of this group of musicians.
Musical categories are abandoned and boundaries overruled.
Surprisingly, pianist Wolfert Brederode has been added to the trio.This is remarkable … the ECM artist is a breed improviser who holds up tightly within this remarkable combo. His contributions are adventurous and effective “
Concert review Paradox – Louis Obbens – DraaiOmJeOren



BBC | Benitez-Baggiani-Celano


CD Presentation October 2019

Oct 25 |  BBCJamboree, Barcelona. Catalunya.

Oct 24 | BBC, Bilbaina, Bilbao, País Vasco (ES)

Gorka Benitez – Saxo tenor
Guillermo Celano – guitarra

Marc Baggiani – batería



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

“Jazz full of humor from Amsterdam!
The music was eclectic and postmodern and the result was a quite blatantly applause.
Some compositions come from their own pen, while others are finely crafted from pieces by such diverse authors as Misha Mengelberg or the modern classic György Ligeti.
Conclusion: A fine, in the best sense entertaining concert with musicians, which you will surely hear in the next years at the big European festivals”.
Live concert Reviewed by Nachrichten, Austria, 20 januari 2019.

“This is smart and interesting music. Modern jazz with a very open perspective.
The three artists meet for a wonderful journey through the land of music, touching on a number of musical influences through their compositions, and adding joyous improvisations welcoming other cultures and people and sounds into their idiom. The music is genre-bending, with little tunes and compositions that sound vaguely familiar, as if taken from our common unconscious and reformated into something more modern and exciting.” Stef Gijssels, january 2019 Free jazz Blog (****1/2)

“You hear 3 sound magicians who, to their heart’s content, search for the unexplored areas, looking for the ultimate structures that can give them and the listener the necessary pleasure. Anyone who has already wandered around the labyrinths of these borderline sound manipulators should definitely experience the band live”.Georges Tonla Briquet. December 2018, Let’s talk jazz magazine. Belgium

 The sound of the trio is almost like their presence itself, deeply human. Together, they create a unique music world in which we can trip through time amid our own emotions”. Sightsong, Japan, december 2018

“The perpetual challenge of reconciling the embraceable passages with those more abrupt and acerbic is a limitless source of fun and intrigue.”Birth is the worm, Dave Sumner, U.S.A. december 2018.

The new album, which is released by the Portuguese label Clean Feed, elaborates on previous work, but it all sounds more intense, compact and mature.”  Herman Te Loo, JazzFlits sept 2018, NL.


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)




New album

Celano/Badenhorst/Baggiani feat. Wolfert Brederode on piano

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

Album presentation

 May 27 Bimhuis, Amsterdam

 May 28 Studio Loos, Den Haag

May 29 De Bijloke, Gent

June 23 InJazz, Rotterdam

“…extraordinary atmospheres in a cozy and enigmatic ambiance with a beautiful cover of the Hymn a l’amour (Edith Piaf).” ***/3

Le Soir by Jean-Claude Vantroyen, Belgium 12 april 2022

“… Elegant melodies peel out of stumbled sequences of beats, great melancholic themes grow out of quiet banter, enigmatic voices murmur and lament, tribal beats seek their way in the diffuse sonic interference fire of manipulated saxophone and manipulated guitars…”

CD of the week at NDR Kultur (DE) – March 2022

“There are eleven musical stories on “Carnet Imaginaire”, each and every one is a gem!”
Jan van Leersum – RootTime.be

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

September/October 2019

-Paradox, Tilburg, 27 september.

Featuring Wolfert Brederode on piano.

-Inverdan, Zaandam 6 october.

-The machinist, Rotterdam, 27 october.


January 2019

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

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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.


Carnet Imaginaire

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

Carnet Imaginaire Low

“Carnet Imaginaire… Truly contemporary jazz”

Ben Taffijn – Nieuwe Noten


Argentinean tour & album presentation

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 ****