- 2 Move to England in 1999
- 3 Return to Australia in 2007
- 4 Awards
- 5 Interviews
- 6 Notes
- 7 External links
It was in her mature teenage years that she joined 3RRR Radio in Melbourne, presenting a Sunday afternoon (4pm-7pm) new music show called Calamity.
She also began contributing stories to the UK's Q Magazine under the name Calamity Jane.
She later became a national celebrity in her native Australia as a result of her national radio and TV shows, including Triple J radio's Super Request and Australian Broadcasting CorporationTV's cult, live, three-hour Saturday morning program, Recovery. It was on this TV show that she interviewed some of the biggest international bands on tour, including co-hosting one programme with Jarvis Cocker of Pulp.Jane Gazzo, live in-studio, presenting a show on BBC Radio 6 Music, Broadcasting House, London, 27 December 2005
In 2000 she became a presenter on the London radio station, XFM (Weekend Breakfast). Her time there also included a three-week stint producing Russell Brand on-air before he was sacked by the station for bringing in a homeless man. She later joined its parent station Capital FM, presenting the Capital Top 30 Album Chart Show and The Rock Show.
Jane has done reporting from important music festivals and award shows in the United Kingdom and Australia, including Glastonbury Music Festival, Reading Music Festival, the BRIT Awards, The Metal Hammer Awards, The NME awards and the Mercury Music Awards, and in 2004 she was invited to be a judge at the Sony Radio Academy Awards.
Her presenting work has also led to involvement with charities. In February 2006 she hosted the first ever Cancer Research UK "Rock Memorabilia" auction at Abbey Road Studios helping to raise £130,000.
In a 23 May 2005 article in The Independent (UK), Jane Gazzo's Dream Ticket radio show was mentioned in a characterisation of BBC Radio 6 Music as:
|“||The best thing is Dream Ticket, where you imagine you're at some of the greatest gigs ever. …||”|
In December 2005, she returned to the airwaves on BBC Radio 6 Music, presenting the mid-morning show during the holidays as well as joining BBC Radio 6 Music's "Music Week" show, previewing gigs and music events around the UK as well as presenting other specialist music shows.
In 2006 Jane presented pre-recorded music shows on VH-2 TV in the UK as well as the 'Download' in-flight radio show on Emirates Airlines (described as "the best modern rock and alternative from some of today's top bands").
In January 2007 she joined Rockworld TV, presenting and interviewing various artists.
Jane DJ'd at various festivals and venues around the UK including All Tomorrow's Parties music festival in Camber Sands as well as Death Disco, Camden Lock, Keston Lodge, Latitude Festival and Defectors Weld venues in London.
In May 2007 Jane returned to Australia to join music Channel V as daily presenter and VJ. She co-hosted the 'whatUwant' daily request show, she also co-hosts Channel [V]'s artist and festival specials. Her first major broadcast for Channel [V] was presenting the network's Live Earth coverage from Sydney Football Stadium on 7 July 2007. She has also presented from the Homebake festival, Splendour in the Grass, the ARIA Awards red carpet, Sound Relief and the Big Day Out. In Australian DJ'ing circles, Jane is a regular guest DJ at Sydney's Purple Sneakers Club.
From late 2010, Jane became a co-host on Channel [V]'s The Riff. She shares the presentation job with Danny Clayton, Billy Russell and Kyle Linahan (later replaced by Carrissa Walford.) The programme is broadcast weekly on Saturday mornings. She also hosts the daily music news programme "WTF" three times a week.
On 16 June 2012, Gazzo announced that she was to leave Channel [V] effectively immediately to take up a presenting role on sister station Max. She will be replaced by the winner of the Channel [V] presenter search 2012.
In her career, Jane has interviewed an array of musical stars including Kesha, Jessie J, David Guetta, The Chemical Brothers, Lily Allen, Thirty Seconds to Mars, The Strokes, Elton John, Kylie Minogue, Marilyn Manson, Silverchair,Nick Cave, Arctic Monkeys, The Vines, The Presets, Queens of the Stone Age, Green Day, Good Charlotte, Lady Gaga, Delta Goodrem and The Ting Tings.