Jazz Gowans

CEO, creative director & executive producer
Transparent Television

After studying Journalism at London’s City University, Jazz had a 15 year feature writing career with national newspapers and magazines, including The Mirror, Elle Magazine, The Sun’s Bizarre Column, Vogue, The Mail On Sunday’s ‘You’ Magazine, The Face and The Independent where she interviewed and worked with the likes of Jude Law, Ricky Gervais, Naomi Cambell, Kate Moss, Stella McCartney, Jarvis Cocker, Damien Hirst, Robbie Williams, Ewan McGregor, Will Self, Rankin, David Bailey amongst many others!!

She moved into TV production in 2003 and founded Transparent Television in 2006. Jazz has been at the heart of Transparent Television’s output, highlights of which include: C4 documentary Queer As Old Folk (2006), BBC2’s format Restoration Roadshow (2009), C4’s Documentary My Daughter Amy (2010),  ITV1’s documentary Leslie Ash: Face to Face 2011) C5’s Botched Up Bodies (she created this lightly formatted observational documentary series in 2012 – with series nine – a celebrity version – TX’ing in 2017) , BBC3’s award winning documentary The Boy Who Wants His Leg Cut Off, C4’s Grierson shortlisted documentary A Very British Brothel, C4’s  documentary : I Do at 92, ITV2’s MOBO: Paving The Way 20 years of MOBO, several Extraordinary People films for C5 and is currently very excited about creating and exec’ing a prime time series with Michael Portillo for C5.