Jonathan Goldsmith (musician)

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Jonathan Goldsmith
Nationality Canadian
Occupation film and television composer, musician, record producer
Known for Nick Buzz, Art of Time Ensemble

Jonathan (Jon) Goldsmith is a Canadian musician, arranger, producer and composer. Best known as a composer of film and television scores, he has also been associated with various projects as a musician, including Nick Buzz and the Art of Time Ensemble,[1] and production of albums by artists including Bruce Cockburn, Jane Siberry, Martin Tielli, Hugh Marsh, Bourbon Tabernacle Choir and Sarah Slean.[2]

For his work as a composer he has won four Gemini Awards, for his work on Pit Pony, Dead Silence, Trudeau II: Maverick in the Making[3] and The Nativity,[4] a Canadian Screen Award for Titanic,[5] and a BAFTA Award for Sex Traffic.[6] He has also received nine other Gemini Award nominations, and four Genie Award nominations for Best Original Score.

His other film and television credits include Global Heresy, Such a Long Journey, Away from Her, October 1970, Take This Waltz, Rare Birds, Visiting Hours, Casino Jack, Compulsion, Above and Beyond, Jewel, Cell 213, High Life, Score: A Hockey Musical and Wiebo's War.

As a record producer, he has garnered three Juno Award nominations for Producer of the Year, for Bob & Doug McKenzie's comedy single "Take Off" in 1982, Bruce Cockburn's album Stealing Fire in 1984[7] and Hugh Marsh's album Shaking the Pumpkin in 1989.[8]


  1. "Finding new Beat to notorious poem". Toronto Star, October 5, 2007.
  2. "Sarah Slean's sea change". Maclean's, September 8, 2011.
  3. "Composers gaze into the crystal ball". Playback, April 30, 2007.
  4. "Gemini Award Winners in Drama, Children/Youth, Comedy and Variety". Broadcaster, September 1, 2011.
  5. "‘Bomb Girls’ wins at Canadian Screen Awards". Global News, February 28, 2013.
  6. Jerry Roberts, Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors. Scarecrow Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0-8108-6138-1. p. 636.
  7. "The Juno nominees are...". Toronto Star, December 5, 1984.
  8. "Juno Nominees". Toronto Star, February 2, 1989.

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