Soak up the high-energy sounds of The Jim Cullum Jazz Band as award-winning storyteller David Holt revisits early jazz from the streets of New Orleans to the big-city sophistication of Harlem clubs in the 20s. Jim Cullum's widely renowned, acoustic ensemble interprets authentic blues and classic jazz for 21st century audiences in performances captured live. Guests such as Dick Hyman, Catherine Russell, and Vernel Bagneris bring to life the music of Fats Waller, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, and many more. Jazz legends to grace the stage include vibist Lionel Hampton, saxophonist Benny Carter, and others. Produced by PVPMedia Creative and Jim Cullum.

Steve Curwood

Steve Curwood created the first pilot of "Living on Earth" in the spring of 1990, and the show has run continuously since April 1991. His relationship with public radio goes back to 1979 when he began as a reporter and host of NPR's "Weekend All Things Considered." He has been a journalist for more than 30 years with experience at CBS News, the "Boston Globe," NPR, WBUR-FM/Boston and WGBH-TV/Boston. He shared the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service as part of the "Boston Globe's" education team. Read full bio.