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, 2023
Day?Time?Who?Where?Where???
01/09/2023The CombineCowgirl Seahorse259 Front St, New York, NY 10038
  • Jonathan Gregg: Pedal Steel
  • Andy Riedl: Guitar
  • David Hofstra: Bass
  • Stanley John Mitchell: Drums
  • JWH: Trombone/Uke/Vocals
01/11/2023JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
01/14/2023Bill MalchowSt. Mazie345 GRAND STREET, BROOKLYN (Williamsburg)
01/18/2023JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101

Dulcetones!

01/19/2023Daria Grace and the Pre-War PoniesBarbès376 9th St. (at 6th Ave) Brooklyn (Park Slope)

somebody's (cough cough Daria) birthday will be very soon

01/25/2023JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101

Dulcetones!

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