The NATO Jazz Combo is one of the most versatile ensembles within the SHAPE International Band. Ranging in size from four to eight musicians, the NJC performs traditional (Dixie) jazz, latin, swing, bebop, fusion, & smooth jazz for audiences throughout Europe and the Middle East. Featuring the best jazz soloists from within the NATO Jazz Orchestra, NJC is truly an all-star jazz ensemble. This pedigree of excellence can be seen in their performances at the Bansko International Jazz Festival in Bansko Bulgaria as well as their heavy touring schedule throughout the Benelux in support of various ambassadors and protocol teams seeking quality music for their various functions. Examples of recent performances include:
- featured performance attended by the President of Bulgaria at the Bansko International Jazz Festival in Bansko, Bulgaria
- performance at the Chateau de la Hulpe in Hulpe, Belgium in support of the Chief Head of Defense (CHoD) of NATO's reception of all 29 NATO CHoD's.
- masterclass and performance with the Oman Scouts & Guides Band in Muscat, Oman in support of cultural exchange with the United States of America Embassy in Oman
- performance for the National Military Representative Echelon Birthday on SHAPE featuring Montenegrin jazz pianist and composer Enes Tahirović
- performance at the after-party for the United States Mission to the EU American Independence Day Celebration hosted by comedian Jay Leno and attended by numerous world leaders, senior military officials, and celebrities