Jazz is democracy. This statement is the starting point of Onur Ataman’s latest project “Jazz and Innovation”. ‘Jazz music grants everybody equal rights and the freedom of expression and improvisation, Jazz is a type of music nourished by the team spirit and always open to something new’, says Onur Ataman. The analysis of the developments and evolution of Jazz clearly shows us that innovation is a tradition of Jazz music.
Onur Ataman is the first public speaker in Turkey to bring together the art of music and other fields such as business and education. Instead of using conventional education and learning methods his seminars present a new, modern, creative and exploratory approach to learning.
The participants of the seminars and educational programs set off on a “Jazz and innovation” journey during which Ataman plays the guitar and makes them critically listen to various Jazz pieces. Guiding the audience through different time periods Ataman tells them the stories of those who took risks and what obstacles they had on their way and what impact it all had on their career, businesses and Jazz culture in general. Based on his own self-improvement techniques, Onur Ataman’s educational program inspired by Jazz music and designed for people of any profession or age group is aimed at showing them how to be creative and innovative and how to use it in any desired work field or educational process.