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 May, 2022
Day?Time?Who?Where?Where???
05/14/2022JWH QuartetBarbès376 9th St. (at 6th Ave) Brooklyn (Park Slope)

Quartet with special guests. Thrills, chills and delights! Beer on tap! Bennie Green tunes! Live streamed on the interwebs! INFO/TICKETS

05/18/2022JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
05/19/2022JWH TrioBarbès376 9th St. (at 6th Ave) Brooklyn (Park Slope)

Gonna do a bunch of ukulele tunes! KNEEL BEFORE ZOD!!!

05/20/2022Bill MalchowSwing 46349 W46th St (bet 8th and 9th), NY, NY 10036

Music for drunk tourists enjoying expensive mediocre food after the broadway show before they go to their crappy expensive Midtown hotel. But hey, the underpaid band will be a lot of fun!

05/22/2022JWH QuartetFifth Hammer Brewing Co10-28 46th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101

Outdoor. Will open up 2nd set for musicians to sit in. Amazing beer brewed on premises. Mellow neighborhood vibes!

05/25/2022JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
05/25/2022J. Walter HawkesSociety Of Illustrators128 East 63rd Street New York, NY 10065

Live recording for Randy Cohen's Person, Place, Thing podcast interviewing the amazing animator, J.J. Sedelmaier. I'll be playing solo ukulele and singing during the breaks in conversation. INFO/TICKETS

05/28/2022The Hot SardinesJoe's Pub425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003

TICKETS

05/29/2022The Hot SardinesJoe's Pub425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003

Two shows! 7:00 and 9:30 TICKETS

Calendar for June, 2022
Day?Time?Who?Where?Where???
06/01/2022JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
06/04/2022The Hot SardinesWine & Jazz Festival at Longwood Gardens1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square, PA 19348

two sets 2:15 and 4pm

06/08/2022JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
06/15/2022JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
06/16/2022Daria Grace and the Pre-War PoniesBarbès376 9th St. (at 6th Ave) Brooklyn (Park Slope)
06/19/2022JWH QuartetLIC Bar45-58 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
06/22/2022JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
06/29/2022JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101

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Pre-War Ponies at Barbes in Park Slope tonight!

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TONIGHT WE PLAY FOR YOU!

Come ye and be played for!!

Thrills – chills – ukuleles – great music – bad jokes!!! Liquid refreshments to ail what cures ya!

Featuring: Daria Grace – Vocals, Baritone #Ukulele
J. Walter Hawkes – #Trombone, Soprano Ukulele, Vocals
Andrew Hall – #Bass
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