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Professionele musici van absolute topklasse met jarenlange ervaring

Persoonlijk advies voor een jazzband op maat

Wij spelen in heel Nederland en België

De specialist in live jazz bands voor zakelijk en particulier

100% gespecialiseerd in live achtergrondmuziek

Gespecialiseerd in last-minute boekingen

Hire a jazz band
during the lockdown?

Surprise someone with a performance by a jazz band at the door in the driveway, sidewalk or in the front yard.

It is sad not to be able to celebrate the birthday or wedding party of your parents or grandparents together. What could be better than to surprise them with a performance by a live jazz band?

Just at their home on the sidewalk, in the driveway or in the front yard.
Of course with the prescribed social distance .

We can take care of this for you! Across the Netherlands and Belgium.
And now also very competitively priced.
In this way we help each other through this difficult period.

Live jazz - the best gift even during the lockdown!

" What an atmosphere, these men not only live up to their musical promise, but also feel exactly the right atmosphere needed to complete the party. The surprise performance (Piano and Bass) for the 90 th birthday of my jazz addict father was unforgettable for him and me! I heartily recommend the Kars team to everyone and will definitely invite them again on another occasion! "

- Edwin van Kempen


Our all-round jazz duo at a lockdown surprise party. Of course with the prescribed social distancing.

Which jazz bands can you hire?

Most customers opt for a duo or a solo artist. A bigger line-up is also possible!

Solo musicians and jazz duos

You can choose from a solo musician, such as a pianist, guitarist, trumpet player or saxophonist. A pianist takes his own electronic piano on battery. Or you can choose one of our swinging jazz duos. Below you will find many booked options.
Bigger line-ups are also possible insofar as the guidelines from the authorities allow this.

Mobile jazz bands for the greatest surprise effect

If you choose one of our mobile jazz bands, we can suddenly emerge. A great fun surprise effect!

If you choose a band that not is mobile, we need some time to prepare the instruments and equipment. But that is also interesting for many people and it builds up the tension.

Do you want a larger jazz band?

That is also possible! We can also do a bigger one line-up performance. It is then necessary that we can keep a sufficient distance between ourselves (a large garden or courtyard is fine), and you must ensure that there is no crowd of outsiders, so that no gathering takes place.

"Found a nice alternative for my mother's birthday, because our previously made plan was canceled due to corona. The Jazz Central creates a nice atmosphere, cozy music and a nice addition to the party! Own wishes are negotiable and that makes it personal and appropriate. The rules beforehand went smoothly and easily. I can the Jazz Central definitely recommend! "

- Evelien, Hoevelaken

Choose your Jazz Band or vinyl DJ  

Jazz bands that are often booked

Our most popular duos

All instruments and equipment can be connected to our mobile battery, making us independent of power supply. Very safe! A line-up with piano gives a valuable extra dynamism compared to line-ups without piano.

Our mobile line-ups

Create an extra big surprise by suddenly making our musicians pop up. With our mobile instruments it is possible to start playing immediately, without having to connect equipment first!

Our solo artists

A short 'serenade' from one of our solo artists is also possible.

The piano + saxophone jazz duo with the classic Take Five

How are things in practice?

We are often hired for a performance 30 to 60 minutes. We can then surprise your loved one with a selection of our very best jazz classics! The repertoire can of course be adapted to your specific wishes.

After our arrival we will prepare the instruments and equipment, after which we can start performing.

With our mobile line-ups (see above) it is possible to start playing immediately, if you want to use us as a real surprise!

Of course we do everything we can to make the necessary social distance to preserve.

  • We are completely self-sufficient, also in terms of power supply.
  • So we don't have to enter your house, even for a power outlet.
  • We can perform outside on the sidewalk, garden or on the terrace without any problems. Of course it must be dry.
  • Our music is powerful enough to be audible, even outdoors.
  • We always keep sufficient distance. To each other and to you as the client. And of course to those we perform for.

Welcome to "my" Jazz Centrale!

"Mijn naam is Kars Veling, oprichter van de Jazz Centrale! Ik ga u helpen aan een zeer professionele jazzband voor uw bruiloft, feest of zakelijke event.

De Jazz Centrale ontzorgt u volledig! U hoeft niet zelf uren te zoeken op allerlei verzamelsites om een passende jazz band te vinden. Evenmin hoeft u tientallen jazzbandjes te mailen en te informeren naar beschikbaarheid.

Het concept is echt uniek—u bepaalt zelf de grootte van de jazzband en u kiest zelf welke instrumenten u in de jazzband wilt hebben. Uiteraard met mijn advies!

Alle musici in mijn team zijn fulltime professionals en gespecialiseerd in achtergrondmuziek. Ik heb ze zorgvuldig geselecteerd, zodat u kunt rekenen op musici van absolute top-klasse!"

Who are we?

the Jazz Central was founded by Kars Veling, our pianist and business leader who has put together a fantastic team of the very best jazz professionals over the years.

Because our musicians live throughout the country, we can be of service anywhere in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and western Germany! We all have many years of experience in taking care of live performances, and you will hear and see that immediately!

We offer:

  • the best professionals from the Dutch jazz scene
  • a professional approach
  • very quick response to your request
  • personal approach