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J Walter Hawkes  

composer / arranger

Originally from Pascagoula, MS, three time Emmy Award winning composer/trombonist/ukulele player J. Walter Hawkes has been an busy performer, composer, and arranger/orchestrator in NYC for over fifteen years.

He has performed with some people you've probably heard of (Norah Jones, Elvis Costello, John Lithgow), and many more you probably haven't.

Walter has composed for Wonder Pets,(Nickelodeon) Third & Bird,(Ceebies) Blue's Clues(Nickelodeon), Oogloo & Anju (Cartoon Network), Go Baby (Disney Channel), and many other independent shorts/films.  Currently he is the Lead Composer and Music Director for the PBS Kids award winning show "Peg + Cat."