Scruffy lookin' J. Walter Hawkes
Hey There!

Greetings. I’m J. Walter Hawkes, but hey, you can call me Walter. I’m an Emmy-winning composer and a skilled trombone/ukulele player with a studio providing music in many forms for the greater Earth area. Here you will find numerous examples of works as well as a curated list of upcoming performances with various groups.

  • I provide original music for TV, Film, Video Games, and apps.
    Check out the "See" page for info and video examples.
  • I arrange/orchestrate music for everything from a horn or string section to a big band to a symphony orchestra. Check out the "Hear" page for info and audio examples.
  • I play trombone and ukulele all around the NYC area and the world. Check out the "Hear" for examples and the "Calendar" page for my schedule. If you'd like to be reminded of when I'm playing near you, you can sign up for a mailing list on the "Contact" page.
  • I have a recording studio in Long Island City that I can record most the above in. Check out the "About" page for more info.

Upcoming Performances

Calendar for April, 2024
04/10/2024JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
04/17/2024JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101


04/18/2024JWH QuartetBarbès376 9th St. (at 6th Ave) Brooklyn (Park Slope)

I'll be covering for the Pre-War Ponies

04/19/2024The Hot SardinesCarnegie Hall (Zankel Hall)Seventh Avenue between 56th and 57th streets, NYC

With special guest Alan Cumming. TICKETS/INFO

04/20/2024The Hot SardinesBerklee Performance Center136 Massachusetts Avenue Boston MA 02115 United States
04/21/2024The Hot SardinesBOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity 130 Pine Street Northampton, MA 01062
04/22/2024The CombineCowgirl519 Hudson Street NYC 10014
04/24/2024JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
04/25/2024JWH TrioFotografiska281 Park Ave South, NYC 10010

Weill Style! Performance as part of Carnegie Hall's "Fall of the Weimar Republic: Dancing on the Precipice." We will be doing our usual thing plus a few Kurt Weill tunes.

04/28/2024The Hot SardinesThe Downtown Association Club60 Pine Street NY, NY

Part of the Gotham Jazz Festival

04/30/2024Richard JulianBar LunÀtico486 Halsey St, Brooklyn, NY 11233

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