Here is an overview of Steve’s documentary and oral history work.
Tell Me How Long Trane’s Been Gone, narrated by Michael S. Harper (5 hours)
Frank Zappa: American Composer, narrated by Beverly D’Angelo
Carlos Santana: Music For Life, narrated by Edward James Olmos
Hip Hop 101: On the Road with The Roots, narrated by Chuck D.
Two Weeks, and Several Generations, with The Neville Brothers, narrated by John Goodman
A Meditation on Race, narrated by Steve Rowland, music by Jamaaladeen Tacuma (Exec Producer, Dmae Roberts)
Patti LaBelle: Gospel into Soul, narrated by Whoopi Goldberg
George Clinton: Funk is its Own Reward, narrated by Ishmael Reed
Remembering Trane – a one-hour documentary about John Coltrane
Streams of American Music, Narrated by Dr. Cornel West
Ahmet Ertegun Oral History — over 30 hours of conversations and memories with one of music’s most influential producers.
Apollo Theater Oral History Project — at Columbia University Oral History Research Office (OHRO)
Atlantic Philanthropies Oral History Project — at Columbia University Oral History Research Office (OHRO) – Steve was one of 5 interviewers.
The Globe to Globe Shakespeare Festival – 37 Plays, 37 Languages at Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, London – Head Interviewer, Steve Rowland
Time Out of Joint: Teaching Shakespeare in Prison – a feature documentary film, in progress, expected completion, late 2018
The Life of Dr. Irena Hausmanowa-Petrucewicz – an oral history of a remarkable Polish physician whose life spanned the tumult of Poland during the 20th Century.