List of Works




Bernstein Reel to Reel image







Here is an overview of Steve’s documentary and oral history work.

photo Steve Rowland

South African performance at Shakespeare’s Globe (photo: Steve Rowland)













The Miles Davis Radio Project, narrated by Danny Glover (8 hours)

click to order “The MDRP”:

Tell Me How Long Trane’s Been Gone, narrated by Michael S. Harper (5 hours)

click to order “Tell Me How Long”: 

Leonard Bernstein: An American Life, narrated by Susan Sarandon (11 hours)

click to order “Leonard Bernstein”:

Frank Zappa: American Composer, narrated by Beverly D’Angelo

Carlos Santana: Music For Life, narrated by Edward James Olmos

click to order “Music For Life”:

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

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, early 2017

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.