Ahmet Ozan Baysal is a Turkish bağlama (saz) player, composer and performer, specialising in şelpe - an Anatolian bağlama performance technique that dispenses with a plectrum. Having played the instrument from a very early age, much of his music is a synthesis of traditional bağlama şelpe performance practices and harmonic practices in tonal and jazz music. Ozan has performed throughout Europe, including at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in Marseille and Nuoro Jazz Festival in Sardinia. He is also a dedicated and passionate researcher of şelpe technique. After first studying at Istanbul Technical University, Centre for Advanced Studies in Music (MIAM), Ozan is now a visiting scholar at SOAS, University of London.