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 October, 2022
Day?Time?Who?Where?Where???
10/06/2022Terry Waldo's Gotham City BandArthur’s Tavern57 Grove Street NY NY 10014 (west village)

We play till 12:40am.

10/07/2022Terry Waldo's Gotham City BandBryant Park42nd St between 5th and 6th Aves
10/07/2022Terry Waldo's Gotham City BandGreeley Square PlazaBroadway between 32nd and 34th Streets, NY, NY
10/09/2022Strummer's BallBarbès376 9th St. (at 6th Ave) Brooklyn (Park Slope)

Nutty stringed instrument jam session. I just wanted a gig that I only brought a ukulele to...

10/11/2022Terry Waldo's Gotham City BandHerald Square Plaza6th Ave between 34th & 35th Streets

weather permitting

10/11/2022Terry Waldo's Gotham City BandMoynihan StationMoynihan Station (33rd & 8th) SW corner

weather permitting

10/12/2022JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
10/13/2022JWH SextetBar LunÀtico486 Halsey St, Brooklyn, NY 11233

Featuring the music of trombonist Bennie Green!! swoon Joey Johnson:Tenor/Tom Beckham:Vibes/Melissa Slocum:Bass/Willie Martinez:Drums/Renato Thoms/Percussion INFO

10/14/2022NYC Ska OrchestraNatty Garden636 Washington Ave. Brooklyn

$10 cover at door

10/15/2022Bill MalchowSwing 46349 W46th St (bet 8th and 9th), NY, NY 10036

actually we play to 1am, but that screws with my database and biorhythm.

10/16/2022Willie Martinez QuartetAlma187 Columbia St Brooklyn, NY 11231

Mellow good time outdoors at a great restaurant. -- Weather dependent.

10/19/2022JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
10/20/2022Daria Grace and the Pre-War PoniesBarbès376 9th St. (at 6th Ave) Brooklyn (Park Slope)
10/21/2022The Grand Street StompersSwing Remix at The Good Shepherd Church152 W 66th St (Bway & Ams)

Swing Dance event - $30 Cash admission - Click Here for more info & discount tix

10/22/2022Big Daddy ProjectCulture Lab525 46th Ave, (parking lot on corner of 5th st) Long Island City, NY 11101

Free outdoor concert

10/26/2022JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
10/29/2022Greta Gertler GoldBarbès376 9th St. (at 6th Ave) Brooklyn (Park Slope)
10/30/2022Buck and a QuarterSkinny Dennis152 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (Williamsburg)
Calendar for November, 2022
Day?Time?Who?Where?Where???
11/02/2022JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
11/09/2022JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
11/11/2022The Hot SardinesMcCarter Center91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540

TICKETS

11/15/2022The Hot SardinesBirdland315 West 44th St, New York, NY 10036

two shows 7:00 and 9:30

11/16/2022JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
11/17/2022The Hot SardinesBirdland315 West 44th St, New York, NY 10036

two shows 7:00 and 9:30

11/19/2022The Hot SardinesBirdland315 West 44th St, New York, NY 10036

two shows 8:30 and 10:30

11/23/2022JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
11/23/2022JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101

Recent Blog Posts

Domaine 2nite + September schedule

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Greetings fellow Earthlings.

Hey there Ms. and Mr., here’s a missive you’d miss if dismissed. It’s been a somewhat quiet summer, though I’m still playing a whole bunch. As always, keep checking out jwalterhawkes.com for the must up-to-the-minute (read: last minute) updates to the schedule.

Tonight I’ll be hitting it with Matt ...