It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Boštjan Cvek, the Jazz Cerkno and Keltika festivals co-founder and spiritus movens. After a short severe illness he passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, wife Renata and daughters Monika and Manca.
Despite the disease, he was dedicated to music until the last moments. Last year, he successfully organized the 19th edition of the Jazz Cerkno festival as well as completed the program for this year’s 20th anniversary festival.
We will miss his kind-heartedness in everyday communication and perseverance, with which he brought to small Cerkno the world’s and Slovenian biggest names of jazz and other creative music. The festival team will continue with organizing the festival and other events in the spirit of Boštjan’s enthusiasm and professionalism.

Jazz Cerkno team