Jonathan Barlow is a guitarist, music coach, and composer for tv, film, radio, and ads. His music has been onscreen with Steve Buscemi, Daniel Radcliffe, Jane Goodall, Dame Siân Phillips, top athletes, and presenters on shows like the Today Show, Sesame Street, Secret Celebrity Renovation, Wimbledon, Fixer Upper, NBA Playoffs, Eurovision, Chopped Sweets, Grand Designs, (Un)well, Married at First Sight, The Masters Tournament, Miracle Workers, and more. His ad credits include Vogue, Eddie Bauer, Dropbox, AAA Insurance, Criterion Collection, and Airbnb. He’s made music for NPR, 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