…”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
…..“The aliens seem to have landed in the head of Celano whom thankfully used their influence for he has created a new science. Let’s hope that this ‘new science’ will give us many more splendid albums “.
Jazzenzo. Nederland, 13/1/2011
Guitarist and composer Guillermo Celano, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1977. After finishing his musical education at the E.M.P.A. (in Bs.As.) he traveled to Amsterdam where he got his Master degree in music at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.
During his student period he took lessons with many different musicians: Lee Konitz, Ben Street, Ben Monder, Chris Cheek, Mark Turner, Matt Penmann, Peter Bernstein, Nestor Crespo, David Horta, Jesse van Ruller, Arnold Dooyeweerd, Maarten v.d Grinten, John Ruocco and many others.
After finishing his master he followed composition lesson in Amsterdam with master composer Pablo Escande.
Guillermo has produced about 10 cd’s as a band leader and many more as a side man.
His main projects are:
C.B.G (Celano/Baggiani Group)
This group has meanwhile released 6 CDs already: Michael Moore on alt sax and clarinet, Sven Schuster on Double bass and Marcos Baggiani on drums. On the last two CDs Nothing changes (2008) and Alienology (2010) by Trytone Records Gorka Benitez joins the band with tenor sax.
In october 2011 the band expanded the line up to a sextet for the tour in Holland. The quartet teamed up with tenorist Ellery Eskelin and pianist Sylvie Courvoisier.
In 2012 the band has taken a new form and will be working in quartet with some wonderful young musicians: Joachim Badenhorst on tenor sax, clarinet and bass clarinet and with Clemens van der Feen on double bass. In 2015 the 5th album of the band came out by Trytone records.
“Knots” (Red Piano Records New york 2014) and “Short Stories” (Red Piano Records New york 2016)
The Band: Chris Cheek on sax, Gerard Kleijn on trompet, voice and effects, Joost Kesselaar on drums and Guillermo Celano on guitar.