Netherlands — Belgium — Luxembourg — Germany

In the event of a musician's illness, we guarantee a 100% full replacement

Professional musicians of absolute top class with years of experience

Personal advice for a tailor-made jazz band

We play throughout the Netherlands and Belgium

The specialist in live jazz bands for business and private individuals

100% specialized in live background music

Specialized in last-minute bookings

Swinging rhythm jazz & blues with a touch of groovy afro cuban

Jazz and soul singer Eline

A jazz band with our singer Eline makes every occasion a delight. A hefty mix of rhythm & blues and a spicy Afro Cuban jazz flavor guerantee that the music of all the famous legends are covered. Santana, Ray Charles and Ramsey Lewis are only some of the examples.


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 Eline's repertoire from...

  • Ray Charles, Little Richard, Stevie Wonder, Lou Rawles...
  • Dusty springfield, santana, eric clapton
  • And of course jazz legends like Ramsey Lewis!


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At our wedding we wanted to offer ourselves and the guests a great performance. And when we think about it now, we can only praise it. The clear agreements in advance already gave us a confidence-inspiring impression as far as the organization is concerned. The Jazz Central fulfills its promises, also musically. Everything neatly arranged on time. The boys of the orchestra, neatly dressed in suits, that also gave a special appearance during the performance. The music sessions during the festive meal were well received (also by non-jazz fanatics). A live performance provides a cozy atmosphere. The evening performance with Eline was a highlight. With her beautiful voice she has brought a beautiful interpretation of our request number. It was not a bland decoction of Nina Simone but for us a real goosebumps moment. The half hour of the extension of the performance was also filled with enthusiasm. Our guests and ourselves really enjoyed it. Even the waitstaff and the manager were impressed. For those who want a special atmosphere at their party/reception...a great recommendation!

Leen Brans & Jos Permentier


Very danceable!

My daughter turned 18 and I 60. That was a reason to party! We had a great venue in the city centre of Leiden near the Hooglandse Kerk, the Branderij. We were expecting our close friends, family and colleagues. Now for music: I had listened to Eline before. Her voice complemented by musicians Nick, Han and Mark: the night could not fail. The reaction of all our guests was the same: perfect music. During the first session, a few people dared to go on the dance floor. Later in the evening the dance floor was full!

Jan of doggenaar



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


A whole lot of experience and presence

When you add a singer like Eline to the jazz band of your preference, we can nicely step out of the background and really make it a wonderful party. With her huge stage experience, her stunning looks and her engaging communication with the audience, Eline takes you and your guests on a musical journey along the coasts of South America, via the black gospel churches to the smoky jazz clubs of the years '40 and '50.

Diverse and groovy repertoire

Eline's repertoire is characterized by a high level of swing and groovyness! Authentic rhythm & blues style, spiced up with a steaming sauce of the best afro cuban jazz, gives the music rhythm, danceability and a huge drive. If the situation requires it, we can go all out during the performance and definately get the audience dancing.

At which line-ups can Eline be booked?

All our vocalists come out best with the swinging line-up of our Allround Piano Trio.

For even more variety and that real jazz sound you can use this line-up also extend with saxophone.

For smaller or more intimate situations (for example a dinner for 30 people), you could also consider booking Eline with our Allround Piano Duo

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

Very skilled

On the occasion of my farewell party I invited the Jazz Central to provide the musical accompaniment. This was done very skillfully. The guests were very pleased with singer Eline and the band.

Mr. R. Goei

Business event

Nicely adapted to the public

A very successful dinner on the occasion of our 25 anniversary, partly thanks to The Jazz Central and Eline. Highly recommended! What an enthusiasm! The genre of music they played was nicely adapted to the audience, and also the volume was very pleasant.

Elisanne warner

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 "