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 September, 2021
Day?Time?Who?Where?Where???
09/25/2021Chris Cuzme & What NotCulture Lab525 46th Ave, (parking lot on corner of 5th st) Long Island City, NY 11101

Neighborhood buddies/ruffians performing melodious groove-o-metric improvis-matic skulduggery for you for free (tip jar passed.) All this on a huge stage in a big, parking lot with distanced chairs, tacos, and beer.

09/26/2021The Grand Street StompersOperation Gig131 Buckingham Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11226-4309

At a beautiful house in Brooklyn. Free concert... tip jar passed.

09/28/2021Queen EstherOne New York Plaza1 New York Plaza, New York, NY, 10004

Free! INFO

09/29/2021JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
Calendar for October, 2021
Day?Time?Who?Where?Where???
10/06/2021JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
10/13/2021JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101

I actually won't be here for this one. The band will tho. Maybe they'll tell some of my jokes too.

10/17/2021Queen EstherJoe's Pub425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003

Tickets/Info

10/20/2021JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
10/27/2021JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
10/31/2021Willie Martinez Familia SextetWillie Martinez Sunday Afternoon Jazz ImpromptuPresident between Columbia and Van Brunt - BROOKLYN

Free (tip jar passed) outdoor neighborhood concert. Also streamed on YouTube and Facebook

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