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Swinging on the Precipice

In Chapel Bar with J. Walter Hawkes' Weill Style

A man wearing a suit plays the trumpet

About the Performance

“Swinging on the Precipice” is Fotografiska’s free, monthly live music series as part of Carnegie Hall’s Festival Fall of the Weimar Republic: Dancing on the Precipice.

J. Walter Hawkes is an Emmy winning composer and a skilled trombone/ukulele player and singer “providing music in many forms for the greater Earth area.”

His band Weill Style specializes in music of the Hot Jazz era of the 1920’s & 30’s which were so integral to the culture and nightlife of the Weimar Republic.

As a member of the Hot Sardines, he was featured at Carnegie Hall on April 19, 2024 (featuring special guest Alan Cumming) as part of Dancing on the Precipice.