J. Walter Hawkes – Music Director, Composer
Originally from Pascagoula, MS, three time Emmy Award-winning composer/trombonist/ukulele player J. Walter Hawkes has been an active performer, composer, and arranger/orchestrator in New York City for about two decades. He has played and/or recorded with some people you’ve possibly heard of, Norah Jones, Elvis Costello, John Lithgow and many more you possibly haven’t. It’s also likely that he’s freaked out your little kids with the music he’s composed for The Wonder Pets! (Nick), Third & Bird (CBeebies & Disney Channel), Blue’s Clues (Nick), Bubble Guppies (Nick) as well as other tv cartoony gems on Cartoon Network, Sprout, and the Disney Channel. He is happy and proud to have served as the Music Director for Peg + Cat, and one of the composers for Clifford the Big Red Dog. He also enjoys playing with old computers and writing about himself in third person.