Jonathan Barlow is a conservatory trained guitarist and multi-instrumental composer for tv, film, and, radio. He’s published by Universal, BMG, APM, and EMI who place his music in shows all over the world on networks like ESPN, TBS, Fox Sports, Animal Planet, PBS, and more. His music has been on-screen with Daniel Radcliffe, Steve Buscemi, Tiger Woods, Jane Goodall and others. He’s made music for several Emmy winning shows, ads for major brands, NPR, museum exhibits, and films screened at festivals like SXSW, AFI DOCS, and Festival de Cannes. His sheet music is published by houses in France, the UK, and the United States. He’s contributed to Soundboard: the Journal of the Guitar Foundation of America. His concert works have been performed in the USA, South America, and Europe.

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“slick instrumental tracks, creative and enjoyable”

Indie Shuffle Jason Grishkoff

“innovative…Barlow has carved a place for himself”

Classical Guitar Magazine Sandra Smith

“his music creates a world you want to live inside”

Indie Shuffle Jami Selikow

“super-powerful, stunning music”

Soundsphere Magazine British music & culture guide

“his music captures the essence of artfulness, ingenuity and exploration”

Marmoset Music Journal Music licensing agency

“his music has been receiving a lot of praise from the SFMOMA crowd”

Jennifer Sonderby Design Director, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

“His arrangements are tasteful, impeccably written, and exceptionally enjoyable”

Rovi Music Album Review

“We applaud Barlow’s musical endeavors”

ASCAP Plus Award American Society of Composers Authors & Publishers

“Fabulous”

Andrew Liepins Guitarnotes

“A masterful performance”

Mike D. Brownell All Music Guide

“Really wonderful!”

Alison Young Classical Minnesota Public Radio

“Superb”

Steve Marsh Classical Guitar Magazine