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 his music, Jonathan Barlow 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), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Dropbox, HarperCollins, Gimlet Media, Denver Art Museum, Majestic Athletic, Western Rivers Conservancy, the Independence Visitor Center Philadelphia, and many others. 

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
MSP Film Festival
Independent Film Festival Boston
Martha’s Vineyard Spectrum Film Festival
Frameline
Human Rights Watch Film Festival
AFI DOCS

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.”