Jane Gazzo's Eurovision Dream-Come-True
Hot on the heels of presenting MAX TV's 80s week with her long time idol, Molly Meldrum (W/C Mar 31), television music presenter Jane Gazzo is joining Julia Zemiro and Tim Ross as a guest panelist of SBS2's Eurovision Quiz Contest, airing May 5 – 9 in the lead-up to Eurovision Song Contest.
It's a dream come true for the effervescent TV host, whose 25th anniversary as a broadcaster is just one year away and whose illustrious career includes hosting her own shows on Triple J, 3RRR FM (where she started broadcasting as a teenager) and esteemed London-based radio stations X-FM and Capital FM.
Says Jane, 'Eurovision gave the world Abba and Bucks Fizz. I was a huge Abba fan as a young girl growing up in Viewbank, Melbourne and was always aware of Eurovision. It wasn't until I moved to London however and experienced Eurovision first hand that I learnt to fully appreciate its cheesy brilliance. My mates would have huge watching parties every year and took it quite seriously. On the SBS2 show, I get to be on a team with Australia's first lady of Eurovision, Julia Zemiro. There is nothing she doesn't know about Eurovision so I'm hoping her knowledge and my passion sees our team win!"
A working mother, Jane is arguably TV's most experienced and well-known music presenter, having consistently graced the airwaves in Australia and the UK throughout most of her adult life, cutting her teeth as a co-host on the seminal Saturday morning show, 'Recovery" in the 90s before relocating to London, where she landed her own radio show on BBC6 Music, 'Jane Gazzo's Dream Ticket".
Having worked for a stint as Courtney Love's assistant, sharing an apartment with the former Hole singer, it is poignant that she will soon present a documentary on Kurt Cobain, titled 'All Apologies" – MAX TV's special commemorating the 20th of his death on April 5.
Raised in Melbourne, she now resides in Sydney with her husband and one year old baby boy.
Jane writes a fortnightly music column for MX (Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane), called 'Off The Record".