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

Always a success, this compact and swinging jazz trio

Swing trio

Classic jazz trio, featuring piano + double bass + jazz guitar, in the vein of the renowned Oscar Peterson and Herb Ellis jazz trio from the '50. Superb swing, ideal for dancing and a volume that can be adjusted to the occasion. Definitely one of our most requested line-ups! And the piano? We simply bring it along.


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 + jazz guitar

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Very professional

From start to finish, "Jazz Centrale" is very professional. It was pleasant to collaborate in this manner to have a splendid orchestra and a successful party as a result! Continue like this!

Laurence asensio

Communion party

Nice musicians

The swinging music was exactly what we had hoped for and contributed to a warm ambiance. The musicians were friendly and everything has been satisfactory. We know how to reach you!

Heleen stone road

Other events and parties


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


The unique advantages of this jazz trio

  • Compact dimensions (approx. 2 x 3 m)
  • Very swinging and well danceable
  • Especially suitable for "classic swing" style (foxtrot, quickstep)
  • Volume perfectly adaptable to the situation
  • Sounds like: Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown trio

The most beautiful instruments in jazz

This fantastic swinging jazz trio is a excellent choice if you are looking for great live music, which must not be not too loud but can still create a wonderful ambiance.

This jazz trio consists of the most beautiful instruments of jazz: the wonderful piano, the majestic double bass and the rhythmic jazz guitar. Together they form a jazz trio with a beautiful full timbre, rhythmic swing and a cheerful repertoire.

Cheerful swinging repertoire

Whether it's a chic business event, a small party at home or an atmospheric drink at your wedding, this compact line-up can play anywhere create the ultimate jazzy atmosphere.

The repertoire of this splendid jazz trio consists of the swinging music  you know from Oscar Peterson, Teddy Wilson, Errol Garner and many others from the years '30, '40 and '50. They are always lively songs, often uptempo and with a wink to the popular hot club de france —  and that is of course due to the characteristic role of the (percussion) guitar.

Particularly the classic  swing repertoire  stands out thanks to the rhythmic accompaniment of the jazz guitar. However, the musicians also navigate effortlessly between the later bossa nova, cool jazz and modern smooth jazz.

Well adjustable volume

This jazz trio can be used for many situations because the volume can be easily adjusted both up and down. This is because all instruments are connected to an amplifier, which can of course also be set to a very low level.

Compact size

This jazz trio takes relatively little space and is therefore very suitable for smaller locations. If you wish to book this jazz trio, you must have approximately 2 by 3 square meters of space available. With this this is jazz trio ideally suited for performances at your home or small-scale dinners, where dancing is desired despite the modest dimensions.

By the way, did you already take a look at our  instagram page for inspiration?

Suitable for performances in the open air

For a performance in the open air, this line-up, is particularly suitable because all instruments can be amplified . This way we can adjust the volume properly, which is often necessary at an outdoor performance.  Of course we bring all necessary equipment, instruments and amplification ourselves.

Booking this jazz trio at "De Jazz Centrale" means you choose 100% professional musicians, the best quality and full security

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% certainty, because full backup in case of illness

How does "De Jazz Centrale" work?

Our team consists of more than 200 professional jazz musicians who belong to the absolute top of the Dutch jazz world.

Jazz is a musical world language. We speak this language fluently and can therefore play in whatever line-up is requested!

All this is managed by Kars, pianist and founder.


Fine and swinging music

We want to thank you again for the excellent and swinging music that you played. Everyone enjoyed it and some even ventured on the dance floor !! That is worth a compliment, given the hesitations people made earlier in the evening .. (I'm too old, I can't dance, etc.) So: fantastic job! You were right: the music is an important factor for atmosphere. We will absolutely recommend you when somebody is looking for good music!

Family VO

Wedding anniversary

Great background music

Great background music on an informal drink! Despite the difficult acoustics in the available space, the music came into its own! You also set up very quickly. Bravo!

Sandra sphere

Business event

Perfect music

My daughter became 18 and I 60. That had to be celebrated! We already had a nice location in the city centre of Leiden at the Hooglandse Kerk, the Branderij. We were expecting our good friends, family and colleagues. We only had to find the right band: I had heard singer Eline before. Her voice complemented with musicians Nick, Han and Mark made the evening perfect. The reaction of all our guests was the same: perfect music. At the first session, a few guests went to the dance floor. In the end, the dance floor was full. Thanks!

Jan of doggenaar


Impressed by the professionalism

I booked a trio for a wedding reception at my house in Bruxelles. From the first contact I was impressed by the professionalism of the Jazz Centrale. My confidence in them was not disappointed. From the first contact where they gave advice on the best musical line-up, to the sms announcing that they were on their way, to the professional approach, setting up, entertaining and packing. that it would be high quality. I can only give them my highest recommendations.

Soren larsen


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 "