Biography

Jonathan Barlow is a guitarist and multi-instrumental film music composer. His music has been praised as "super-powerful, stunning" by Soundsphere Magazine, and "masterful, filled with keen musical insight" by All Music Guide. Marmoset Music describes his work as "the essence artfulness, ingenuity, and exploration" and Classical Guitar Magazine says "innovative..Barlow has carved a place for himself." Indie Shuffle says "with slick instrumental tracks blending guitar, cello, and a dash of creativity, he creates a world you want to live inside.

His music is represented by record labels and licensing houses all over the world like Marmoset Music, Artlist, Dynamic Music, and BMG Production Music. He's made all kinds of music for all kinds of media released by companies like PBS, Vogue, NPR, MasterClass (Jane Goodall), AAA, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Dropbox, HarperCollins, Gimlet Media, Majestic Athletic, the Independence Visitor Center Philadelphia, and many others. He has contributed music to films broadcast on tv and screened at many festivals like SXSW, AFI DOCS (American Film Institute), and Human Rights Watch Film Festival to name a few. I’ve soundtracked projects praised by The New York Times, The New Yorker, Forbes, GQ, USA Today, The Hollywood Reporter, and The Guardian. My music is in an Apple 'App of the Day' and a project that was featured on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

As an artist with Denver's top agencies, he performs over 100 times per year at concerts, cocktail parties, and festivals like Earl Klugh's Weekend of Jazz and the Broadmoor Recital Series. Audience members have included mayors, governors, celebrities, and a First Lady.

Jonathan is a sheet music composer and arranger with works represented by publishing houses in France, England, and the United States. His music has also been published in 'Soundboard: the Journal of the Guitar Foundation of America.' His editions are distributed globally and distinguished libraries carry his scores including Yale, Juilliard, Cornell, McGill University, and the Royal College of Music and more. His compositions and arrangements have been performed in concerts in the USA, South America, and the UK.

Films featuring his music have screened at:
  • South By Southwest Film Festival (SXSW)
  • Rhode Island International Film Festival
  • Speechless International Film Festival
  • Intendence Film Festival
  • Durango Independent Film Festival
  • Denver Film Festival
  • Florida Film Festival
  • CinemaQ Film Festival (Denver Film Society)
  • Napa Valley Film Festival
  • Kaleidoscope Film Fest
  • Whistler Film Festival
  • Cinema Diverse Film Fest, Palm Springs
  • Tampa Bay International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (TIGLFF)
  • AFI DOCS
  • MSP Film Festival
  • Independent Film Festival Boston
  • Martha’s Vineyard Spectrum Film Festival
  • Frameline
  • Human Rights Watch Film Festival
  • AGLIFF Austin
  • Outfest LA
  • Justice Film Festival at The Sheen Center NYC
  • Mill Valley Film Fest
  • North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Fest
  • Out On Film Festival
Select Awards

~HOW Design Award~
~Music + Sound Awards Finalist~
~ASCAP Foundation Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards Finalist~
~ASCAP Plus Award for “creative contributions to American music.”~