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 November, 2019
Day?Time?Who?Where?Where???
11/09/2019Paul Taylor Dance CompanyDavid H. Koch Theater20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

TICKETS Playing in the last segment of the show, "Company B" along with jazz vocal harmony group, Dutchess

11/13/2019JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
11/14/2019Daria Grace and the Pre-War PoniesBarbès376 9th St. (at 6th Ave) Brooklyn (Park Slope)
11/15/2019Paul Taylor Dance CompanyDavid H. Koch Theater20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

TICKETS Playing in the last segment of the show, "Company B" along with jazz vocal harmony group, Dutchess

11/16/2019Pat Irwin & J. Walter HawkesQuinn's330 Main St, Beacon, New York 12508

CD RELEASE PARTY in Beacon for the release of "Wide Open Sky" by Pat Irwin and yours truly.

11/17/2019Pat Irwin & J. Walter HawkesTen10 Studios10-10 47th Road, Long Island City, NY 11101

CD RELEASE PARTY in LIC for the release of "Wide Open Sky" by Pat Irwin and yours truly.

11/19/2019Willie Martinez and La Familia SextetNuyorican Poets Cafe236 E 3rd St, New York, NY 10009
11/20/2019JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
Calendar for December, 2019
Day?Time?Who?Where?Where???
12/01/2019Pat Irwin & J. Walter HawkesTroost1011 Manhattan Ave, Greenpoint (Brooklyn), NY 11222
12/03/2019Willie Martinez and La Familia SextetFat Cat75 Christopher St, New York, NY
12/04/2019JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
12/07/2019Taylor MacModlin Center For the Arts - Alice Jepson Theatre410 Westhampton Way, University of Richmond, VA 23173

Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce! Tickets/Info

12/08/2019Taylor MacModlin Center For the Arts - Alice Jepson Theatre410 Westhampton Way, University of Richmond, VA 23173

Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce! Tickets/Info

12/12/2019Taylor MacKennedy Center - Opera House2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566

Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce! Info/Tickets

12/14/2019Taylor MacPower Center - Ann Arbor121 Fletcher St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce! Info/Tickets

12/15/2019Taylor MacPower Center - Ann Arbor121 Fletcher St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce! Info/Tickets

12/19/2019Taylor MacThe Moore Theater1932 Second Avenue Seattle, WA 98101

Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce! Info/Tickets

12/20/2019Taylor MacThe Moore Theater1932 Second Avenue Seattle, WA 98101

Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce! Info/Tickets

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