Jonathan Goldsmith (musician)

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Jonathan Goldsmith
Occupationfilm and television composer, musician, record producer
Known forNick 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]


In 1992, Goldsmith, along with Hugh Marsh, Martin Tielli and Rob Piltch, provided backup for a track on the album Back to the Garden; these four later formed the band Nick Buzz and produced two albums and an EP.[3] Goldsmith played piano in the group.[4][5]

For his work as a composer Goldsmith won four Gemini Awards, for his work on Pit Pony, Dead Silence, Trudeau II: Maverick in the Making[6] and The Nativity,[7] a Canadian Screen Award for Titanic,[8] and a BAFTA Award for Sex Traffic.[9] 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, Lost Souls, Above and Beyond, Jewel, Cell 213, High Life, Score: A Hockey Musical, Diplomatic Immunity 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[10] and Hugh Marsh's album Shaking the Pumpkin in 1989.[11]


  1. ^ "Finding new Beat to notorious poem". Toronto Star, October 5, 2007.
  2. ^ "Sarah Slean's sea change" . Maclean's, September 8, 2011.
  3. ^ "A Quiet Evening at Home unique and adventurous". Caper Times , Sep 15, 2013 page 6
  4. ^ H. Raymond Samuels II. (2005). Compendium of the Dominion: Canada's grassroots national newspaper : May 2003 to November 2004 editions. Agora Cosmopolitan. p. 115. ISBN 978-1-894934-14-5.
  5. ^ "Nick Buzz: Nick Buzz". Vue Weekly, July 23, 2009
  6. ^ "Composers gaze into the crystal ball". Playback, April 30, 2007.
  7. ^ "Gemini Award Winners in Drama, Children/Youth, Comedy and Variety". Broadcaster, September 1, 2011.
  8. ^ "‘Bomb Girls’ wins at Canadian Screen Awards". Global News, February 28, 2013.
  9. ^ Jerry Roberts, Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors. Scarecrow Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0-8108-6138-1. p. 636.
  10. ^ "The Juno nominees are...". Toronto Star, December 5, 1984.
  11. ^ "Juno Nominees". Toronto Star, February 2, 1989.

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