April 2, 2015
A review from a professional Event planner made my heart sing! Ashley hired a classical guitarist for her mother’s birthday party. We surprised her by sending 2! Here are her comments:
“Thank you SO much for everything! It was absolutely perfect and wonderful! I was not expecting to have 2 guitarists and it was so great!! My whole family was so impressed by them and how beautifully they play. My husband was super impressed as well and said they were the best he has ever heard. It was awesome to be able to have them at my own personal event, since I already knew how wonderful they were when I used them for weddings at Revel and Bloom! The music was fabulous and everything was spot on. It was so fun to see them again!”
March 26, 2015
Jonathan Barlow is proud to now be a composer with Marmoset Music! Marmoset is a music production house and licensing agency based in Portland, Oregon. They make original music for advertising, interactive, television, and film. With 18 staff members, a team of interns, 6500 square foot office, and $2 million in placements last year with clients like Nike, American Express, and Coca-Cola. They are amazing advocates for indie musicians! Listen to some of Jonathan’s music here with more tracks coming soon : Jonathan on Marmoset music
March 19, 2014
Jonathan’s arrangement of Robert Schumann’s Dichterliebe Op. 48 for voice and 2 guitars was performed in its entirety at the Conservatorio Universidad Mayor in Santiago Chile on November 21st 2013. Matias Carrasco (tenor), Alonso Sanchez (guitar), and Felipe Vidal F. (guitar) gave a marvelous performance which can be seen here (1st half):Performance of Masterful arrangement by Jonathan Barlow and here (second half): http://youtu.be/rG-m8BkU5dU
January 4, 2014
Winter wedding are bliss for Masterful Musicians. Intimate solo cello music, savory classical guitar duets and string ensembles are doing their part to add festive music to these ceremonies and cocktail hours. Our Brides have customized the song selections and arrangements to best fulfill the uniqueness of their celebrations. Congratulations to our first 4 couples of 2014! •*♪♪ Happy New Year ♪♪*•
December 9, 2013
Masterful Musicians has so much fun playing for your corporate and private Holiday Parties. From A’capella ensembles to full dance bands, we are here to make you event spectacular. This week’s events include a duet of classical guitars, a jazz harpist, 2 jazz trios and a Gatsby Style piano performance. You can hear us by special invitation at the Denver Botanic Gardens, The Grant Humphreys Mansion and the Denver Marriott DTC. Public or Private, we will design music to compliment your ideas!
August 21, 2013
More publications and honors for our Masterful Musicians. Jonathan’s work is now part of university libraries, including YALE!
Drei Lieder, Op. 29 by Richard Strauss, High Voice and Guitar Duo Arranged by Jonathan Barlow
Drei Lieder, Op. 29 by Richard Strauss, High Voice and Guitar Duo Arranged by Jonathan Barlow – Composer: Strauss, Richard Arranger: Jonathan Barlow Title: Drei Lieder, Op. 29 1. Traum durch die Dammerung 2. Schlagende Herzen 3. Nachtgang Voice: High Voice Instrument: Guitar Duo accompaniment
March 6, 2013
Jonathan, has now earned publication from 6 illustrious companies! “Clear Note Publications, Classical Vocal Reprints, Abundant Silence Publishing, Lathkill Music Publishers, and Soundboard quarterly guitar journal published one of his arrangements and wrote an article about him. His work has been called “fabulous” by Guitarnotes, ”superb” by Steve Marsh of Classical Guitar Magazine, and “tasteful, impeccably written and exceptionally enjoyable” by Rovi Music. A growing number of university music libraries carry his publications.
March 6, 2013
Jane Kuenzel, Flute & Masterful Musician, Javier de los Santos, Guitar Performing works by Robert Beaser (‘Mountain Songs’), Joaquin Rodrigo (‘Serenata al alba del dia’), Astor Piazzola (‘History of the tango’), Tomas Marco (Tarots), Jaques Ibert (Entr’acte) and Enrique Granados (Danza espanola no. 5) First United Methodist Church GJ 12:00pm 522 White Avenue, Grand Junction, Colorado 81501
December 11, 2012
Masterful Musicians don’t just perform and teach, they publish original works. Congratulations Jonathan! Follow the link to listen to it.
“Louis Waltz is composed in a light and listenable style. The flowing melody has several phrases that repeat multiple times throughout and the middle section contrasts with a spacious theme in a hypermeter.