Proficient in styles
ranging from acid jazz and funk to rock and blues, Panamanian-born
Hawk first came to Cali-fornia in 1970, becoming a hot property as both a live and session player not long thereafter, including recording the score for the mid-'70's skateboard feature film "Go For It".
In the '80's Hawk was a founding member and bassist for one of LA's hottest local bands, "Joshua", with Jeff "Skunk" Baxter in the technical producer role.
In the '90's, Hawk did a lot of local gigging, including international travel with the Martin Valverde band backed by Ruben Blades' percussion section. Hawk also played with Tim Weisberg and recorded on many
other artists projects.
Playing and recording music with a long list of top talent over the
years brought Hawk to the attention of Stewart Sound Studio, where he worked on the sound track for a PBS Special with Bob Stewart and Franc Ortega. The trio won an Emmy Award for the score in 2002.
In 2004, Hawk recorded the bass tracks and was music director for singer Connie Rae's sessions with her band and The
Cars’ Elliot Easton
and Oscar Seaton,
(Drummer for George Benson), at world renoun Cherokee Studios (home of many Frank
IIn 2004, with Grammy Award winning producer Reggie Dozierhe laid down
bass tracks for singer Greg Claiborne on an outstanding gospel album with Mike Thompson (of the
Eagles and Rod
In Arizona and at the 2009 NAMM Show in California, Hawk played several dates with drummer Bernard "Pretty" Purdie (of Aretha Franklin and Steely Dan, and the original orchestra for "Hair" in the 60's and again in the late 2000's) and with Carmine D'Amico, 24-Grammy Award winning studio musician.
Upon moving to Denver, Hawk has been seen skimming the local club circuit and local recording studios. He is rapidly making waves in his new town. His work with the Boulder-based band Meniskus is already legendary.
2011 brought the release of Hawk's long-awaited solo project. See the Music Page for details, music clips and "where to buy".