Experience the atmosphere of authentic vinyl
Vinyl DJ | Jazz DJ with vintage gramophone records
The best of jazz, funk, soul, hip-hop and R&B, played from authentic gramophone records. Whether or not combined with a live band, our vinyl DJ adds class and atmosphere to your wedding, party or business event.
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DJ with gramophone records
The music was greatly appreciated by our guests, it was therefore a good choice and especially a good performance of the pieces of music that you had chosen. At our first "meeting" we have already been able to value you, so we immediately thought of you for this occasion. The staff of the restaurant was also very impressed. We have sent them the link to your website.
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You were amazing!
You were amazing - it made the party complete! Very friendly musicians, lovely atmosphere. We loved the music, even the real music lovers among us were impressed. Thank you!
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Great musical accompaniment
Are you looking for amazing musical accompaniment for your business event, wedding or private party and you want to be able to effortlessly converse with your guests, but also have the opportunity to have a good time to dance?
Search no further! The vintage vinyl DJ van the Jazz Central forms the ultimate atmosphere maker at your event. With the best of jazz, soul and funk from the 60's-70's-80's—and if desired a foray into contemporary hip-hop, R&B and house, played from authentic gramophone records—our vinyl DJ has been a great success for years at small and large events. The craft The qualities of our vinyl DJ form a spectacular element during your event or party.
One of the most important features of our vinyl DJ is that he plays music on a modest volume. You don't have to converse with a loud voice, because our DJ adapts the volume very well to the situation. At low volume when necessary, and nicely present when the situation demands and permits it.
The best music from pure vinyl
Our vinyl DJ only plays stand-alone, so not in line-up with a saxophonist or other horn player. That way the music comes into its own most — his repertoire doesn't need such an addition either.
You sometimes see a saxophonist playing with a DJ, but that is more of an 'all-round' DJ. In that case the DJ plays certain beats or a mix which offers room for solo work.
At the Jazz Central we believe that our vinyl DJ with a beautiful collection gramophone records offers the ultimate look and character.
The music that our vinyl DJs bring with them is not downloaded from the internet in an instant, but is the result of years of research and collecting so every record or single has a story
Apart from the presentation and the story it is ultimately about the sound. In that respect, the quality of vinyl is still undisputedly the most beautiful.
How can you book our vinyl DJ?
A performance of our jazz DJ can be an addition to your wedding or event in various ways.
- As a solo DJ who provides music for several hours;
- As a DJ that plays in combination with one of our jazz bands;
- As a spectacular closing of your party, after one of our jazz bands has performed;
1. Solo vinyl DJ performance
Of course you can hire our jazz DJ as a "stand-alone" act. He then spins the best jazz, funk and soul of gramophone records for a number of hours (often three hours, but other times are also possible).
Our jazz & soul DJ will run your wedding party like this; In the beginning he will play more calm music that is somewhat more in the background, but as the evening progresses, he will get you and your guests on the dance floor and turn up the volume a bit. He also adjusts the playlist to make a lively party happen.
2. Live Jazz Band in in line-up with our vinyl DJ
Our DJ can complement a live performance by one of our jazz bands. He will then play great music before, afterwards and in the breaks. In that way, the music and the atmosphere merge beautifully, without the vibe being interrupted too much when the jazz band pauses. Like this we could put together an arrangement of a number of hours, in which the DJ complements the jazz band excellently.
3. Closing act after a live performance
You could also book our vintage vinyl DJ to play after one of our live bands. This is a frequently booked arrangement where our DJ takes over after our live jazz band has played for a number of hours—for example during a dinner—. He will get your guests dancing and swinging at the end of the day and you benefit from the best of both worlds: the beautiful appearance of a live band, and also the vibe and dynamics of the vinyl DJ.
Genres, style and repertoire
The soul and funk of the rich '60 and '70 era are the main source for our jazz DJ, who has plenty, if not all, to choose from. To spice things up and complement, jazz and latin from the 50's are also played occasionally, and sometimes a tune from the “eighties” pops up. In the later hours, contemporary artists with hip-hop, R&B and house are also a tempting option!
What is needed?
There are not many requirements for the use of our vinyl DJ. One power outlet is actually sufficient.
We take along modest and tasteful lighting and, if necessary, provide speakers, turntables and other equipment so that you can concentrate on other things.
The surface that our jazz DJ needs is very modest. With about 2 by 2 meters we have what we need, but of course also take into account a possible dance floor!
Where do we travel and perform?
Our jazz DJs can perform anywhere in the Netherlands, Belgium, western Germany and Luxembourg.
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
A big success
The Jazz DJ was a great success. The atmosphere felt good and played a great diversity of jazz music. Not only the music was well organized, the organization around it was great. Switch quickly and easily. Compliments to Jazz Centrale and the DJ!
Everything went well, the jazz DJ was great!
David vanden bossche
Other events and parties
A big compliment for the DJ. We had a fantastic wedding and the DJ had a big share in that. Great music, good build-up, the evening went very naturally. Thank you very much!
Music and volume appropriate
At our celebration of 100 + Green gas / earthing stations, the DJ felt good about what music (and volume) was appropriate. He created a good atmosphere during our drink. We can definitely recommend the DJ.
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You can also consider one of the popular formations below.
Jazz Centrale Live Lounge Project
SaraLee + jazz guitar + rhythm tracks
Popular pop and dance songs, featuring smooth electronic beats, impeccable vocals and groovy bass and guitar, yet only two musicians or, optionally, expanded with percussion and saxophone for more diversity in sound. That is what the exclusive Live Lounge Project from the Jazz Central offers! Perfect for a trendy wedding or fittable as relaxed amusement at your classy corporate event.
Allround Jazz Trio
piano + double bass + drums
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.
Jazz & Soul singer SaraLee
Jazz and soul singer with band
If you choose our fantastic jazz and soul singer SaraLee, give the jazz band at your party or event an unprecedented allure. Because what could be more appealing to you and your guests than a true jazz diva on stage, who sings all the well-known jazz classics, and effortlessly switches to more groovy soul- and pop repertoire? SaraLee can do it all. Especially suitable for your Great Gatsby party!
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 "