Music Journalist, TV Presenter,
Author, MC, Public Speaker
WINNER, AWMA MUSIC JOURNALIST AWARD, 2023
Jane Gazzo's broadcasting career began at Melbourne radio station 3RRR-FM in her mid-teens. She has since gone on to present nationally on Triple J and Triple M in Australia as well as BBC 6 Music, Capital FM and XFM in the UK. She is well-known as the co-host of 90s cult TV show Recovery (ABC), THE SOUND (ABC), Play Loud (BBC), and The Metal Hammer Awards (ITV).
In 2007 she joined the FOXTEL network and hosted full time for Channel [V] (2007-2012). This included reporting from the ARIA Red Carpet, Future Music Festival, Soundwave, Big Day Out, Splendour in the Grass as well as interviewing some of the biggest names in the music industry.
In 2011 and 2012 she was nominated for an ASTRA Award for Favourite Female TV Personality on subscription television and in 2018 and 2019, Jane was nominated for an ACRA Award (Australian Commercial Radio Awards) for Best Syndicated Show for Triple M’s My Generation.
2019 , 2021 & 2023 also saw Jane nominated for the Music Journalist Award at the Australian Women in Music Awards (AWMAs)
In 2023, Jane was awarded Music Journalist of the Year.
In 2019, Jane was chosen to DJ for Hugh Jackman's 'Greatest Showman' concert spectacular at the Rod Laver Arena. In 2020, Jane hosted ABC-TV's new flagship music show THE SOUND, under the production tutelage of the late, great Michael Gudinski. THE SOUND showcased new and established artists and sharing the screen with the likes of Russell Crowe, Bryan Brown, Deborah Mailman, Kylie Minogue and Christine Anu. The Australian newspaper voted THE SOUND as the 'Best TV show of 2020'.
Jane Gazzo is also an in-demand MC and guest speaker, hosting various events and awards for an array of diverse clients. She regularly appears as a guest on 3AW, ABC local radio and The Project.
Currently Jane is a board member of Victorian youth organization The Push and is chairperson of the advisory committee for the Australian Music Vault at Arts Centre Melbourne.
Her first book, John Farnham: The Untold Story was published by Penguin/Random House in 2016 and her second 'Sound as Ever - A Celebration of the Greatest Decade in Australian Music 1990-1999' was published by Melbourne Books in 2022.
Winner of the Music Journalism Award 2023
The Australian Women in Music Award (AWMA)
for Music Journalism recognizes a female music journalist, blogger or editor who has made a creative contribution and courageous impact in truth telling and innovative reporting in the Australian music industry.