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 June, 2024
Day?Time?Who?Where?Where???
06/12/2024The Dulcetones!Domaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
06/13/2024Elizabeth BougerolThe Wallace Lounge Wallace Hotel 242 W 76th St

with the Dulcetones!

06/19/2024JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
06/20/2024Daria Grace and the Pre-War PoniesBarbès376 9th St. (at 6th Ave) Brooklyn (Park Slope)
06/22/2024The CombineYoung Ethel's 506 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY (S Slope btw 12th and 13th st)
06/26/2024JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
06/27/2024JWH Solo PianoM Wells 43-15 Crescent Street, Long Island City, NY 11101

I shall attempt my best cocktail piano for your cocktailing and dining pleasure. No requests.

06/28/2024NYC Ska OrchestraLincoln Center Dance Floor at Josie Robertson Plaza10 Lincoln Center Plaza, NY, NY

Free outdoor concert! INFO

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