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 March, 2024
Day?Time?Who?Where?Where???
03/03/2024Nick Balaban and the Lucky OttersPete's Candy Store709 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY, 11211 (Williamsburg)

One set! One of the coolest little venues in the city. Nick is an extraordinary earthling, and the whole band shall be boss.

03/05/2024The Hot SardinesBirdland315 West 44th St, New York, NY 10036

two shows 7:00 and 9:30

03/06/2024JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
03/07/2024The Hot SardinesBirdland315 West 44th St, New York, NY 10036

two shows 7:00 and 9:30

03/08/2024The Hot SardinesBirdland315 West 44th St, New York, NY 10036

two shows 8:30 and 10:30

03/09/2024The Hot SardinesBirdland315 West 44th St, New York, NY 10036

two shows 8:30 and 10:30

03/11/2024The CombineCowgirl519 Hudson Street NYC 10014
03/13/2024JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
03/14/2024JWH Solo PianoM Wells 43-15 Crescent Street, Long Island City, NY 11101

I shall attempt my best cocktail piano for your cocktailing and dining pleasure. No requests.

03/20/2024JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
03/21/2024Daria Grace and the Pre-War PoniesBarbès376 9th St. (at 6th Ave) Brooklyn (Park Slope)
03/22/2024NYC Ska OrchestraJoe's Pub425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003

INFO and TICKETS This will likely sell out. get tickets now if you want to come.

03/27/2024JWH TrioDomaine Bar a Vins5004 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
03/28/2024JWH TrioFotografiska281 Park Ave South, NYC 10010

Weill Style! Performance as part of Carnegie Hall's "Fall of the Weimar Republic: Dancing on the Precipice." We will be doing our usual thing plus a few Kurt Weill tunes.

03/29/2024The Combine773 Lounge773 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY

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