Oliver Belopeta

Born in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia in 1952. Originally, an engineer of telecommunications. In the seventies and eighties worked a lot as a music
journalist and radio announcer.

From 1996 he is and 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 (40 years) and more world-music oriented festival OFFest (20 years).

A member of the important European organizations, European Jazz Network (EJN) and of the Forum of Worldwide Music Festivals (FWMF).

From 2001-2005 an Artistic director of Ljubljana Jazz Festival, Slovenia.