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Bossa nova & latin singer Agnes

Expand your Jazz Band in with our bossa nova, samba and latin singer Agnes for a sultry summery latin atmosphere! Also to bo booked as an inexpensive duo of vocals and guitar.


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

You know Agnes' repertoire from:

  • Astrud gilberto, stan getz,
  • Joao gilberto, antonio carlos jobim,
  • Cole Porter, Luis Bonfa, Jorge Ben, and many others!


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Bossa nova singer with band

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Fluent Portuguese

Super cool music, full of atmosphere! We couldn't have had better music than the lively jazz (double bass & piano) of the Jazz Central and the perfect vocals! Fluent Portuguese which was perfect for the Bossa Nova music. Highly recommended!

Anne & Carminha


Very good quality

Kars and his band were the perfect setting for a very successful evening. The band was right on time and did a noiseless set up. They played delicious easy listening jazz followed by sultry Bossanova. Very good quality and all very stylish. Highly recommended.




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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Overview of the repertoire


One of the singers of "De Jazz Centrale" is Agnes. With her beautiful voice she brings the most beautiful bossa novas, the happiest sambas and wonderfully swinging Latin. Just like all our other musicians, Agnes is of course trained as a professional jazz musician at the conservatory.

Tasteful for almost any occasion

You can expand almost any  line-up of "De Jazz Centrale" with vocalist Agnes. She can play with a duo of piano and double bass for an intimate atmosphere at your dinner or small reception. But also with a larger jazz quartet for a complete swinging Jazz Band in at your party. For really small occasions it is perfect to only book Agnes with a jazz guitarist. This will create a particularly intimate atmosphere in which the sultry sound of Agnes' voice will fill the room in a very tasteful way.

Specialist in bossa nova

Agnes specializes in Bossa Nova. That is the wonderful sultry rhythmic jazz music from Brazil that has taken a huge flight in the years '50 and' 60. Partly thanks to the beautiful songs by Antonio Carlos Jobim ("The Girl from Ipanema"), Astrud Gilberto, Joao Gilberto, and many others.

In the original Portuguese

With "De Jazz Centrale" we can deliver unique quality thanks to Agnes because she sings the Bossa Nova's in the original Portuguese language. Where most singers in the Netherlands have to limit themselves to an English translation, Agnes can sing the beautiful Bossa Nova repertoire in the original language and that gives a huge extra dimension to this Brazilian music.

Why the Jazz Centrale?

  • More than 300 gigs per year
  • A team of enthusiastic professionals
  • Kars carefully selected all musicians
  • Always music on background volume
  • We play throughout the Netherlands and Belgium
  • Well-dressed musicians
  • Atmospheric lighting
  • We provide equipment and instruments
  • 100% zekerheid, want volwaardige backup bij ziekte

Hoe werkt de Jazz Centrale?

Ons team bestaat uit meer dan 200 professionele jazzmusici die tot de absolute top van de Nederlandse jazzwereld behoren.

Jazz is een muzikale wereldtaal. Wij spreken deze taal vloeiend en kunnen daarom in alle mogelijke samenstellingen optreden!

Dit alles aangestuurd door Kars, zakelijk leider en oprichter.


Sold immediately

Lisanne and I had been looking for a good jazz band with a Latin touch for a long time. We were delighted to find the "De Jazz Centrale" and were immediately sold when we heard the beautiful sounds of Bossa Nova in Agnes' repertoire. The performance more than lived up to our expectations. It is a shame that we were unable to enjoy it even more because of all the conversations at our wedding. I would definately book them again!

Kyang and Lisanne


Warmly recommended

This is the second time I am organizing a company party with life music from “ "Jazz Centrale" " The first it was a Jazz quartet with Bossa Nova singer Agnes and this time it was a Jazz quartet with Jazz Singer SaraLee. Both were equally great. Warmly recommended not only for quality of the music but also for the smoothness of the organization.

Stephane carlier

Business event

Really fantastic

We would like to thank you for a very positive contribution to our wedding reception. All guests have responded very enthusiastically to your musical performance, with the right volume, the quality of the musicians and also the singer frequently mentioned. The line-up of drums, piano and bass were an invaluable good advice for our space, in combination with the beautiful, warm sounds of Agnes! You have actually brought what we had hoped for and had in mind beforehand. The only sad thing we found the fact that we have fully enjoyed you, but have not been able to convey this personally. We were probably so impressed with the atmosphere that the personal thank-you was left out. But hereby our maximum thanks. It was really great!

Kim and Rim Posthumus


Many compliments

We enjoyed your performance during our party, and also received many compliments from our guests. Together with Agnes you form an excellent team. It can be music to listen to, but during which you can also converse with each other. Your performance has certainly contributed to the success of our party. If there is another reason for a party, we will definitely come back to you. Again thanks a lot!

Ruud and Marion Kruse

Wedding anniversary

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 "