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 July, 2022
Day?Time?Who?Where?Where???
07/27/2022JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
07/29/2022The Hot SardinesBryant Park42nd St between 5th and 6th Aves

Elizabeth is out on maternity leave, so we will be joined by vocalist Nellie McKay! FREE - INFO

07/31/2022Willie Martinez Familia SextetWillie Martinez Sunday Afternoon Jazz ImpromptuPresident between Columbia and Van Brunt - BROOKLYN

Also streaming on Facebook and YouTube

Calendar for August, 2022
Day?Time?Who?Where?Where???
08/03/2022JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
08/10/2022JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
08/14/2022Willie Martinez QuartetAlma187 Columbia St Brooklyn, NY 11231

Mellow good time outdoors at a great restaurant.

08/17/2022JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
08/18/2022Daria Grace and the Pre-War PoniesBarbès376 9th St. (at 6th Ave) Brooklyn (Park Slope)
08/24/2022JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
08/31/2022JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101

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