Pianist, bandleader, composer and arranger
(21 March 1935)
Full name: Ernesto Guillermo Baffa
"Pichuco’s talkin’, kid!... I’m at the Marabú, come here ‘cause you’re gonna join my orchestra." «I hurried up right away, -Ernesto recalls- and ten days later I was playing with Aníbal Troilo». That phone call he got at the house of his mother, doña Rosario, back in 1959, still gives him a thrill. Once El Gordo had mistaken him for Leopoldo Federico when Baffa played in the Horacio Salgán’s aggregation, precisely replacing Leopoldo.