Jonathan Barlow is a performing guitarist, music coach, and composer. He's a multi-instrumental recording artist published by Universal, Warner, EMI, APM, and BMG who place his music in hundreds of tv shows like the Today Show, Sesame Street, Fixer Upper, Sports Center, Eurovision, Miracle Workers (Daniel Radcliffe & Steve Buscemi) and more on NBC, CBS, Fox, BBC, ESPN, HGTV, MTV, PBS, Discovery Plus, Netflix and others. He’s scored ads for Vogue, Dropbox, AAA Insurance, The Criterion Collection, and Airbnb. He’s also made music for NPR’s Morning Edition and Invisibilia, Jane Goodall’s Masterclass, museum exhibits, podcasts, viral videos, and films screened at festivals like SXSW, AFI DOCS, and Festival de Cannes.
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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


Andrew Liepins Guitarnotes

“A masterful performance”

Mike D. Brownell All Music Guide

“Really wonderful!”

Alison Young Classical Minnesota Public Radio


Steve Marsh Classical Guitar Magazine