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The world's most popular jazz trio. Possible at your party or event!

The swinging all-round piano jazz trio

A proven formula for success! The all-round jazz trio with piano, double bass and drums that can play a broad jazz repertoire. One of the most versatile line-ups from the history of jazz. From subtle ballads to groovy funk! We can simply take the piano with us or you could hire a majestic grand piano.


All our line-ups, including these, are COVID-19 proof. We can take care of our performance with at least 1,5 m distance!


Recommended line-up

piano + double bass + drums

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Absolute approach

We highly recommend. Professional and cheerful musicians who adapt perfectly to the atmosphere of the event. Correct advice in advance and flawless execution on the day itself. Tastes for more.

Chris Vanhee


Incredibly grateful

I'm incredibly grateful to Kars and his band for making our evening incredibly special - our dinner guests were amazed by the performance and the professionalism of the band. Our honored guest was extremely pleased to hear his favorite songs being performed live, especially for him. The overall experience from the first contact with Kars to evening of the performance was great. Thank you so much!


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Really important! Listen to our demos with headphones or good speakers!

Small speakers such as a smartphone, tablet or laptop can not possibly display the deep rich sound of the beautiful double bass, sousaphone or tuba. That is why it is so important to listen with headphones or good speakers!  

Be careful: risk of rhythmic moving! 

Turn your phone to landscape to hear the music in stereo!

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Overzicht van het repertoire


This jazz trio summarized

  • All-round repertoire, from swinging jazz to bossa nova and latin to funk and everything in between;
  • Pleasant volume, even of the drummer (thanks to the "brushes");
  • Suitable for small and large parties and events;
  • Expandable with, for example, saxophone, the unique vibraphone or vocals;
  • Sounds like: Oscar Peterson, Dave Brubeck, Horace Silver, Gene Harris, Ahmad Jamal, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock

The classic line-up

This line-up of the the Jazz Central is the most versatile trio and can suit various parties and events. A jazz trio in this line-up is familiar to you from the famous jazz trios of the '50 and' 60: Oscar Peterson Trio, Bill Evans Trio, Ahmad Jamal Trio, etc. all had piano, double bass and drums. Not without reason this a very popular line-up . Herbie Hancock songs such as "Watermelon Man" or "Cantaloupe Island" are also included.

Volume: from very subtle to danceable

With this jazz trio we can adjust the volume from 'whisper quiet' to quite in the foreground. That is why this line-up is suitable for a wide range of events: dinners, home parties, company drinks and wedding parties.

You do not have to worry about the music becoming too loud due to the presence of drums. Our drummer is very good at playing softly because of the use of the 'brushes'.

We can easily adjust the  volume of the music, so it is no problem if you ask us to play a bit louder or softer.

  • Tip: are you looking for a jazz trio that should be mobile? In that case you could listen to our mobile jazz trio

Style: from swing to samba

With drums in our band, we can also   play a variety of styles   . From the traditional jazz swing (nice for dancing) to Latin American beats like Bossa Nova and Samba: they are all part of our repertoire.

If you are looking for a jazz band that people can dance to, then this piano jazz trio is ideal.

If there is no piano

Is there no piano available at your location? No problem at all! We can either bring our professional electronic piano, or you can rent a real piano at a very competitive rate.

Why the Jazz Centrale?

  • More than 300 gigs per year
  • A team of enthusiastic professionals
  • Kars carefully selected all musicians
  • Always volume on background music
  • We play throughout the Netherlands and Belgium
  • Well-dressed musicians
  • Atmospheric lighting
  • We provide equipment and instruments
  • 100% certainty that we actually show up

Nice atmospheric jazz music by very professional musicians!

We had a nice evening and the music certainly contributed to that! We also heard that from our guests. Thank you for your efforts and maybe until next time!

Gerard and Riet de Jager


Above expectations!

Communication went smoothly from the first contact.The Jazz centrale understood exactly what we had in mind for our party and thought about the evening. The final implementation was above expectations! Pianist played fantastic on our own piano, drummer and double bass played great together, singer sang flawlessly.

Alexandra knife


Perfect organization

It was a fantastic evening. the music was perfect for the event. we all enjoyed the jazz. the three musicians were great. thank you very much for the perfect organization.

Dr. Shank

Other events and parties

What a nice band

We searched for live music for during the ceremony and dinner. The Jazz Centrale did exactly what we wanted. The music was great and it only really stood out when it was gone. We have received many compliments from guests. "What a nice band!" we were told a lot and we totally agree!

Maaike and Fabian


Let Kars advise you!

"As a professional jazz musician and founder of the Jazz Centrale I am able to advise you like no other, based on real practical experience. With more than 10 years of experience and many hundreds of performances at receptions, weddings and business events, I have experienced every single situation already, so I am happy to advise you from my broad experience.

Call me immediately on  + 31 6 24 75 29 71. Or send me a whatsapp here "