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Gespecialiseerd in last-minute boekingen

The bossa nova duo — vocal latin music that is excellent for a smaller setting!

The swinging latin duo with vocals and guitar

Een compact duo bestaande uit zang en gitaar of piano. Lyrische vocalen en heerlijke Zuid-Amerikaanse bossa nova en samba op een bescheiden volume!


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

Vocals + Guitar

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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



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! 

Draai uw telefoon naar liggend om de muziek in stereo te horen!

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Overview of the repertoire


Swinging South American grooves in small line-up

One of the singers of the Jazz Central is Agnes. Agnes specializes in Bossa Nova, that wonderfully sultry rhythmic jazz music from Brazil that took off enormously in the years '50 and '60. Thanks in part to the beautiful songs of Antonio Carlos Jobim ("The Girl from Ipanema"), Astrud Gilberto, Joao Gilberto, and many others. In this line-up with guitar it is possible to create this wonderful South American atmosphere with a small band at your party, event or business event.

In the original Portuguese

Of the Jazz Central thanks to Agnes we can deliver unique quality: she sings the Bossa Novas in the original portuguese. That gives an enormous extra dimension to this Brazilian music. Where most female singers in the Netherlands have to limit themselves to an English translation, Agnes can play a beautiful Bossa Nova repertoire in the beautiful original language.

Modest volume

Dit jazz duo met gitaar en zang of piano is erg compact en brengt een gezellige, intieme sfeer met zich mee. De klankleur van onze muziek in deze bezetting is erg mild en op bijzonder aangenaam volume.

Because the volume is so modest, you can use a jazz duo for small-scale dinners with your company, intimate wedding dinners or business meetings where the soft volume is very important.

Compact dimensions

If there is only little space available for the band, a jazz duo can almost always play. With this duo we can already perform on an area of 2 by 2 m2. And because the volume is so modest, your guests will still be able to understand each other - even when they are standing close to the band.

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

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 "