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Perth International Jazz Festival (PIJF) has appointed Richard Evans to the new role of General Manager.

Evans, who is highly experienced in creating and managing music and cultural events, has been based in New York City for the past 20 years, working as the Strategic Development, Events and Media Director for one of the world’s leading contemporary art advisory firms, Kim Heirston Art Advisory.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts