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 January, 2019
Day?Time?Who?Where?Where???
01/22/2019Willie Martinez and La Familia SextetNuyorican Poets Cafe236 E 3rd St, New York, NY 10009
01/22/2019Willie Martinez and La Familia SextetNuyorican Poets Cafe236 E 3rd St, New York, NY 10009
01/23/2019JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101

Bill Malchow-Piano Kevin Dorn-Drum

01/26/2019The Hot SardinesRoundhouseChalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH
01/27/2019The Hot SardinesHoward Assembly Room46 New Briggate, Leeds, UK
01/28/2019The Hot SardinesKing's Theatre Glasgow297 Bath Street, Glasgow , G2 4JN UK
01/30/2019JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101

Matt Ray/Piano+Vocals Todd Londagin/Trombone+Vocals

Calendar for February, 2019
Day?Time?Who?Where?Where???
02/06/2019JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
02/09/2019Pat Irwin & J. Walter HawkesPlaxall Gallery5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101

We'll be performing our more ambient selections for the L.I.Centric opening.

02/12/2019Richard JulianBar LunÀtico486 Halsey St, Brooklyn, NY 11233
02/13/2019JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
02/14/2019Daria Grace and the Pre-War PoniesBarbès376 9th St. (at 6th Ave) Brooklyn (Park Slope)
02/19/2019Willie Martinez and La Familia SextetNuyorican Poets Cafe236 E 3rd St, New York, NY 10009
02/20/2019JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
02/27/2019JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101

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