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, BMG, and Universal. He's made music for Animal Planet, PBS, Vogue, NPR, MasterClass, AAA Insurance, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Dropbox, HarperCollins, Gimlet Media, Majestic Athletic, the Independence Visitor Center Philadelphia, MassArt, 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. He's 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.

His published sheet music is represented by publishing houses in France, England, and the United States. He 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.

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.”

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
  • Seattle Queer Film Festival
  • Flyway Film Festival
  • 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
  • Tampa Bay International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (TIGLFF)
  • Outflix Film Festival
  • Reel Pride FilmFestival
  • Dayton LGBT Film Festival
  • NewFest (New York’s LGBT Film and Media Arts Organization)
  • New York Short Film Festival
  • JAYU Human Rights Watch Film Festival (Toronto)
  • Rochester LGBT Film Fest
  • Reel Q Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival
  • Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival
  • Veterans Film Festival
  • Queer Screen (Sydney Australia)
  • North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Fest
  • Out On Film Festival
  • Portland Queer Film Fest
  • Kaleidoscope Film Fest
  • Whistler Film Festival
  • Cinema Diverse Film Fest, Palm Springs