Exhibition within the scope of the 58th Jazz Festival Ljubljana
Oliver Belopeta was born in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, in 1952. He has a Macedonian nationality. In the seventies and eighties he worked extensively as a music journalist and radio announcer. From 1996 he is an owner and director of non-profit, non-governmental cultural institution "Skopje Jazz Festival". An Artistic Director of Skopje Jazz Festival from its start in 1982. The Cultural Institution “Skopje Jazz Festival” organizes two festivals, Skopje Jazz Festival (for 35 years) and a world-music oriented festival Off-fest (for 15 years), and produces and releases CDs, mainly by Macedonian jazz and ethno artists. He is member of important European organizations, European Jazz Network (EJN) and of the European Forum of Worldwide Music Festivals (EFWMF). From 2000-2004 he was an Artistic Director of the Ljubljana Jazz Festival, Slovenia.