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Birthday Week

November 20, 2017 at 02:35PM

I want to thank those of you who wished me an early Happy Birthday so far and those of you who wrote and called on wanting to celebrate my birthday this year.

This month thus far I've been remaining active and fruitful. Tomorrow is my official birthday and you can wish me a happy birthday on this blog post. You may also enjoy below my guest appearance and visit on Thanksgiving Friends Day at Calvary Assembly of God, book shopping at Barnes And Noble, and six video clips from my performance at the International Hawaii Chinese Cultural Arts Festival.


Jason Tom guest appearance at Calvary Assembly of God.


Spotted Curious George while book shopping prior to performing at the International Hawaii Chinese Cultural Arts Festival.


"13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do" by author Amy Morin …

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Threefold Ministry

November 15, 2017 at 04:39PM

How we carry ourselves is a matter of our character. I just came off from a deep phone conversation with my dear friend and a great mentor. Offline, I have also been journaling about how I am carrying myself today as a man. It is an issue of my heart that I am manning up and wanting to take ownership of and work to establish. I am intentional with Father God to work on these areas in my life. God knows that for me if any of it is not of standard then I deem it unacceptable for me. If it's not of God's standard, it's good news that there is room for me to grow and mature, because none of us living today, have arrived. It is threefold....

1. Career: How I carry myself on and off stage.
2. Place of Worship: How I carry and conduct myself at church and outside of it.
3. Home and the start of our ministry: How…

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Veterans Day Legacy And Human Beatbox Workshops

November 11, 2017 at 07:00AM

I hope we, you and I, are able spend this Veteran's Day to reflect upon the brave men and women for their great service in our United States Armed Forces in the branches of Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. If you are a veteran or know someone who served, please feel free to pay homage to him and her by scrolling to the bottom of this post to leave a blog comment on this Veterans Day. I also share in this post my homage to an Army Veteran who is very dear to my heart and I also share about my recent desire to join the United States Air Force.


Steele Miles of the United States Army And Jason Tom beatboxing at Innovative Sessions

One Army veteran that comes to my mind is my uncle Danny. It was unexpected when he passed on at age 82. Danny was a retired architecture draftsman. As a chil…

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Happy Birthday Jake Shimabukuro

November 4, 2017 at 04:51AM

Happy Birthday Jake Shimabukuro! Did you know, exactly 11 years ago on his birthday, Jake Shimabukuro and I first performed together? It is considered a fan favorite and it is still talked about today. I still run into people who were at that show 11 years ago. In fact I ran into our old friend Matt last night and Matt talked with me about my performance with Jake 11 years ago. Also, did you know, Jake Shimabukuro was also the very first musician I've ever collaborated live with. Was I nervous then? Heaven's yes. Jake has always been one of my heroes before I jumped into the scene and he still is today. Earlier this year I gave Jake a surprise visit at Iolani School. People buzzed about our photo taken together and our fans want us to do something together. How about that Jake? Let's do something in the near. …

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Jason Tom Top 25 Video Marathon

November 3, 2017 at 09:15PM


Jason Tom beatboxing live and headlining Art After Dark at the Honolulu Museum of Art.

Ever ran a marathon or watched a marathon of your favorite television series? Growing up, I watched TV marathons for "I Love Lucy" and the 1950's classic "Adventures of Superman" that starred George Reeves. When I reflected I remember how my late grandmother on my father's side enjoyed watching the black and white version of Adventures of Superman with me. On this year's Father's Day I lost my father and this marathon is the result and the fruit of my father's labor of love and hard work. Marathon? Yes, I am running this marathon of my Top 25 videos compiled by the fans and our community on my blog here. Enjoy, come and join me in running this marathon. I'd love to hear from you in my blog comments. I want to thank you a…

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Nine Year Walk With God

October 31, 2017 at 09:22PM


With Pastor Art Sepulveda at Word of Life Christian Center


Romans 12:2, ​"do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed in the renewing of your mind."
Jason Tom at Word of Life Emerge Youth Rally

To be intentional with Father God is to be intimate with God the Son and to be counseled by God the Holy Spirit.

When I decided to get intentional with Jesus is when the devil's plan of destruction over my life failed. Not overnight. Had the devil's plans succeeded last year I would not be alive to write my first faith blog post today, literally, and October 24th marked my ninth year intentional walk with Father God. The devil flunked the course when Jesus rescued and avenged me on the behalf of me and my family. Jesus is our avenger. And Father God is our way maker. God is…

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McDonalds NextNext Hawaii Music Winners

October 31, 2017 at 12:05AM


McDonald's NextNext Campaign Case Study

This same time last year the McDonald's NextNext Hawaii: Sounds That Spark Change Music Competition And Charity Event wrapped up. I finished 3rd place and though it was more than one year ago I would like to congratulate all of these winners! Over 40 bands, musicians and artists entered this music competition to raise funds for local charities. It was for a great cause. The Joint Grand Prize winners were Tahiti Rey and Emi Hart. Joint third prize winners were yours truly (Jason Tom), Brooks Maguire, the Fresh Preps, and Hook+Line. Joint fourth prize winners were Dennis & Christy Soares, Jonny Eureka, the Hallow Spheres, and Mikey Fiyah "The Messenjah." 

Here is the NextNext Top 40 Hawaii Musicians, Bands And Artists
01. Emi Hart - 20,467 | Ronald McDonald Hous…

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Amp Speaker Hunting

October 28, 2017 at 01:29PM


Jason Tom performed live beatboxing for American veterans at US Vets Barber's Point Kapolei. Photo credit: Brian Bat

We've heard of job hunting, but what about amp speaker hunting? As mentioned in my new blog series called "The Bachelorette" I love to shop and I love to shop for music equipment, microphones, microphone cords, headphones, amplifiers, and speakers. Did you know that finding the right speaker and amplifier is one of the most frequently asked question by beatboxers from around the world? For those who don't know what beatboxing is and what a beatboxer does, a beatboxer is a person who vocally sings rhythm, melody and musical instruments purely with his or her human voice. Yes, we are also known as vocal percussionists and our musical art form has its origins in the jazz form of scat singing, T…

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What Would We Do On Our First Date?

October 27, 2017 at 11:10PM

I want to thank those of you who are reading, commenting and responding to my first post of my new blog series, "The Bachelorette."

In fact Sheryl commented, "Great blog post! Awesome way to put yourself out there. What other things do you enjoy outside of beatboxing and being a mathematician? Maybe talk about what you'd do on a first date. Perhaps some interesting fun facts about you. I think the single ladies out there would love to know more about the Jason Tom outside of his career :)"

​This post here is in response to Sheryl's comment. Single ladies and bachelorettes reading this, leave blog comments on what you would like for us to do on our first date? If not with me, then someone you'd be interested in. Please feel free to have fun with this. If you don't know, then let me know what you think of …

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To The Bachelorette

October 25, 2017 at 12:24PM

To the bachelorette out there, seek, find, get to know, and marry the bachelor and man of valor who is a mathematician that loves the person of God, first and foremost. He also has to know how to moonwalk and beatbox.

He looks and sounds like this... watch and listen to the video below:

​Video Credit: Gale on the West Side

The bachelor in slow motion:

​Video Credit: Cyndy the Super Fan

Why a mathematician?
​1. He'll multiply with you.
2. He will not get flustered or frustrated by difficult problems, no matter how complex.
3. He is solution minded and in a relationship he is steadfast that the relationship is compatible and peaceful.
4. He will subtract the negative integer distraction.
5. He will add quality time into his productive schedule just to spend it with you.
6. He will not …

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HI*Sessions Photo Tease

October 18, 2017 at 09:49AM

I recently filmed on location my HI*Sessions episodes at the Koʻolau Ballrooms & Conference Center in Kaneohe. There are those of you who messaged, e-mailed and inbox'd to ask when my HI*Sessions will launch. It was a pleasure working with the HI*Sessions Team and my episodes are in post production. I am stoked that you guys expressed how you can't wait. I am with you on that. I followed up with HI*Sessions and I learned that my episodes could launch December of this year or January of next year. Stay plugged in to my blog and newsletter to stay up to date with me. I want to thank Jon Yamasato, Dave Kusumoto, Shayna Kusumoto, Kawika Lopez, Darin Leong, Lance Lopes, Vance Morimoto, Justin, Dayton Watanabe, Taimane Gardner, Jazzy Jazz, Carissa "Bubbles" Kano, the HI Sessions crew, audience, and team. Be sure to…

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First Inaugural Rock The School Bells Hawaii Conference

October 17, 2017 at 12:20PM

The next day after I performed at US Vets at Barber's Point Kapolei with Prisma Dance, I arrived at the First Inaugural Rock The School Bells Hawaii Conference at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Campus. I was invited by g-girl Yoda to co-teach with her the dance and breakdance workshop. I taught students of Dole Middle School, Kalaukaua Middle School and Farrington High School the background and foundation for beatboxing and the funk style dance called popping with the Michael Jackson Billie Jean dance routine that features the side glide and moonwalk also known as the backslide. Here I performed it a cappella with no microphone with the beatboxing that combines the Billie Jean dance. I want to thank B-girl Yoda, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Rock the School Bells, Diverse Art Center, and team.


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Moonwalk At Moon Festival on the Chinatown Cultural Plaza Moongate Stage

October 12, 2017 at 12:16PM

I dedicated this set to my father who passed on this Father's Day for the 3rd Annual Moon Festival at the historic Chinatown Cultural Plaza on the legendary Moongate Stage in Downtown Honolulu. I also performed my staple routine of "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson that combines beatboxing, the dance, side glide, and moonwalk or backslide on the Moongate Stage.

Performing police siren sounds and my original "Boots and Cats" beatbox routine.

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Patriot Day

September 11, 2017 at 04:29AM

Patriot Day proclaimed by George W. Bush is the National Day of Prayer and Rememberance of the Victims of Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001.

I remember September 11th, 2001 as clear as though it happened yesterday. It was my first year in community college.. when the terrorist attacks happened, I became depressed and I was unable to focus in my studies. My heart saddened. I voted for President George W. Bush, because he was the President to keep our country safe. I am grateful to God for His hand of protection over our great nation. I continue to lift our President Donald J. Trump, senate, congress, governors, majors and all those in authority in my intercessory prayers that God continues to give them wisdom, guidance, counsel, insight, might, understanding, revelation, and the Spirit of the Fear of t…

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Happy Labor Day Weekend

September 1, 2017 at 08:15AM

Happy Labor Day Weekend to you Jason Tom blog reader! Yes you! I commend each of you that has found your labor of love so that you can purpose each day that is directed toward your endeavor and goal in life. Maybe, you are discovering what your labor of love is today and right at this moment. What is my labor of love you ask? Most definitely, my labor of love is my faith in God, beatboxing, and mathematics, without a shadow of a doubt, it is my biggest passion and deeper is the purpose that propels me to serve others. Beneath it all, it's family, ʻohana, my Word of Life family, the body of Christ brothers and sisters, aloha, compassion, empathy, understanding, and a sense of community. Also being an uncle to my niece.

Speaking of Labor of love, I want to thank Art Bridge Events for having artist Chanel Tanaka,…

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Her Math Tutor Can Dance

August 26, 2017 at 04:03AM

I want to thank those of you (and you know who you are) that made it to my Uplift opening showcase at Ala Moana Centerstage that also featured one of the new students of the Human Beatbox Academy and dancers of reLITE, Prisma Dance, Playground Dance Studio, and the Kazu Clan. You know I am a child of the 1980's, because I beatbox and moonwalk as though the 1980's were yesterday. My math tutee has a sense of humor in how she shared my video of my Uplift opener at Ala Moana Centerstage and her hashtag read, "my math tutor can dance." What? A mathematician who can beatbox and moonwalk and dance? Get out! That is unheard of, how is that logical? Yes, it is possible.

 

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Thank You Kapiʻo News

August 26, 2017 at 03:50AM

I want to thank my Alma mater the University of Hawaiʻi at Kapiʻolani or also known as Kapiʻolani Community College, and the staff writers of the Kapiʻo News for proposing for a new campus amphitheater to be named after yours truly called the "Jason Tom Amphitheater" which made it on the "Dream Christmas Wish List for KCC" by Chris Takahashi, and they also featured me in their current August issue (print version) with an excerpt of the full online article entitled, "KCC Alumnus Inspires Community Through Beatboxing, Motivational Speaking" by Lexus Yamashiro. You can visit www.KapioNews.com to read the full articles.

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Human Beatbox Academy at Taste of Chinatown Honolulu

August 26, 2017 at 02:48AM

Catch Jason Tom and the Human Beatbox Academy today, Saturday, August 26th, 2:30pm for the 2nd Annual Taste of Chinatown Honolulu at the Smith Beretania Park.

​And also those of you in attendance today could win tickets for today's and tomorrow's G12 Hawaii Conference: We Are the Light at the Neal Blaisdell Arena featuring conference speakers Pastor Art and Kuna Sepulveda, Pastor Cesar and Claudia Castellanos, Bishop Oriel Ballano, Pastor Bert Pretorius, Pastor Sara Castellanos, Soulfire Revolution Worship, and we don't want to miss this.... 

Saturday, August 26th
9am to 3pm (morning to afternoon session)
6pm to 9pm (evening session)

Sunday, August 27th
10am to 1pm (morning to afternoon session)
both dates at Neal Blaisdell Arena


Then this Sunday evening, August 27th, 6pm to 9pm, join…

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List Your Favorite Books And Reads

August 17, 2017 at 02:00AM

Are you a casual reader and or passionate about reading for enjoyment? Do you have a list of your favorite books and reads? It can be any type of read and or book, past, present or on the list of what you want to read. It can even be a comic book or a book filled with photos and illustrations. I am interested in hearing from your recommendations of your favorite reads and books.

Did you know I failed the first grade, because I literally did not know my ABC's and I did not know how to read? True story. I was even made fun of, called dumb and I was teased about it growing up. I am so grateful how my mother spent extra time to use colored alphabet blocks to assist me to visually identify each alphabet and to have me say each letter so that I could audibly hear myself say it. To think, I learned how to fail as …

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reLITE Dance Crew And Jason Tom at Ala Moana Centerstage

August 14, 2017 at 02:45PM

THIS NOW IN! This Saturday, August 19th, Jason Tom will be opening for "Uplift" featuring the Playground Dance, Prisma Dance, reLITE Dance Crew, and the KAZU Clan at Ala Moana Centerstage from 3pm to 3:45pm,. Together, they will also present a dance contest. We'd love to see you there!

When: Saturday, August 19, 2017
Time: 3pm to 3:45pm
Where: Ala Moana Centerstage
​Who and What: "Uplift" featuring the Playground, Prisma Dance, reLITE Dance Crew, KAZU, Jason Tom, and Dance Contest

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MATH Acronym Challenge

August 3, 2017 at 03:09PM

Here is the "come up with your best MATH acronym challenge." Write your best MATH acronym in the comments section. It can be favorable or unfavorable to math related to or not related to math, there is no right or wrong response. Here are some of mine:
​Mathematicians Are Truly Helpful
Mothers Are True Heroes
Musicians Are Talented and Honest
​Music Arts Talent HammerTime (stop, wait a minute...)
​Marvel At That Hair
​Magnificent At Tangible Humor
​More Ants Taste Honey
​Manage A Time for Home
​Mothers Are Taming Her

Prisma Dance Summer Intensive Program

July 17, 2017 at 04:08AM

Thank you Prisma Dance for having me teach beatboxing at your Summer Intensive I Program. I had a blast working with these wonderful students. I gave them Pikachu and then they asked me for Squirtle. Too adorable. Pokémon!

What Does Hawaii's Human Beatbox Mean?

July 17, 2017 at 12:50AM

What does "Hawaii's Human Beatbox" mean to me? For me it means that even as a traveling beatboxer I have not forgotten where I came from to know where I will be going in life and career and relationship with God. Regardless if I've lived in San Francisco, Beijing, China and New York, and that I have traveled to Canada, Inner Mongolia and Sydney, Australia and many states of the USA, that does not mean I ever forgotten that Hawaii is where I am from, born and raised.

Make Noise

July 15, 2017 at 10:30AM

When we are born into this world, we "Make Noise." We are making it known and it's our statement that, "we are here!" We make a statement with our voice. When we see our favorite music artist, beatboxer and one mouth band, we "Make Noise." When we uncover our purpose for living and pursue our purpose with a passion, we "Make Noise." Our voice and the way we Make Noise can be heard throughout the world in our love, relationships, friendships, loved ones, music, dance, art, creativity, ideas, writing, work, career, projects, interests, hobbies, passion, academics, sports, etc. Pre-order your #JasonTom "Make Noise" white on charcoal gray shirt, a hot collector's item for you and yours. Great for you and yours as gifts for family and friends. Sizes in youth small, youth medium, youth large, adult small, medium, large,…

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Flody Mayweather and Conor McGregor World Press Tour Los Angeles

July 12, 2017 at 12:53AM

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor kicked off their World Tour in Los Angeles with this press conference on July 11, 2017 at the Staples Center. What were your thoughts on this first press conference? For me, I felt that Floyd Mayweather served Conor McGregor in my honest feedback. This was quite an entertaining press conference. This will be an exciting fight for fight fans to see on August 26th at the MGM Grand. I know Floyd is a lot older, but I am a firm believer that experience in that boxing ring will aid Floyd. As a boxing and fight fan, I do want to see Floyd put on a boxing clinic on Conor. People say that Floyd have not seen a fighter like Conor, but to me it's the other way around. Conor have not fought a fighter like Floyd. People say Conor is great, but Floyd is phenomenal. Floyd already …

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Jason Tom Amphitheater for KCC

July 9, 2017 at 11:04PM

Today, I stumbled upon this article "Dream Christmas Wish List for Kapiʻolani Community College" by Chris Takahashi featured on The Kapiʻo News. The Jason Tom Amphitheater made it on his Dream Wish List for University of Hawaiʻi at Kapiʻ​olani (my Alma mater). Unbelievable that It has been over a decade since I have officially graduated from KCC. It was not until today that I found out an amphitheater named after me have been dreamt of and is being pitched. Got to give it up to Chris Takahashi for having dreamt that up. I have to meet this guy one day. A visionary. What an honor it would be for it to come to fruition hey? The Kapiʻ​o News reporter Lexus Yamashiro is currently writing up an upcoming feature on me for The Kapi'o News on my experiences as a KCC alumnus. Be on the look out for that on Kap…

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Summer Schoolers Learn How To Beatbox

July 1, 2017 at 03:27AM

Hawaii Baptist Academy summer school students learn how to beatbox....

Thank You Hawaii Baptist Academy

June 30, 2017 at 01:40AM

Thank you Hawaii Baptist Academy for helping me to kick-off the Perfect Father Tour in memory of my father, who passed away on this Father's Day. I had a great time providing live beatbox entertainment, an inspirational speech, beatbox workshop, and a Q&A session for their Gifted by One Assembly.

​I want to thank HBA for inviting me to perform at this assembly. I had a wonderful blast to deliver HBA's best summer yet.

Jason Tom Logo

May 25, 2017 at 08:45AM


​Rahzel of The Roots and Jason Tom at Webster Hall New York City, New York - American Beatbox Championship Grand Final

Here is the Jason Tom name logo by East-3 through Keep It Flowing Media. East-3 have also worked with clients Adidas, GQ Magazine, Kid Robot, Common and Echelon Clothing, DJ QBert and Thud Rumble, Illest, FatLace.com, Freelance Brand, Crazy Legs, Rock Steady CrewMighty4 Arts Foundation, Diverse Art Center, and many others.

And here is the Jason Tom name logo by Tom Thum, the world record holder of the most watched TEDx Talk video ever in history.


Meet Jason Tom as Gecko Man with an AKG BBB DFive Official Beatbox Battle Microphone in hand. Projects with this fella in the works (you heard it here first).

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​Taste of Chinatown Honolulu


​Fat …

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Creation by Prisma Dance

May 24, 2017 at 09:59PM

Creation by Prisma Dance (Full Version)

Creation by Prisma Dance (Full Version) from Huf Media on Vimeo.

Filmed by Huf Media // Edited by Manzy Media.
www.Hufmediahawaii.com

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Bible Shopping at Logos Bookstore

May 13, 2017 at 11:46PM

My Word of Life brother in Christ Jesus and Life Group leader and mentor John Lum on Team Wally told me recently that he wants to purchase a new New King James Version translation of the Holy Bible as his original copy has pages falling apart. Then I said that I will bless him with a new one. We kicked off our day by having breakfast at L&L Hawaiian Barbecue and then we went bible shopping for the NKJV Bible at Logos Bookstore in Kakaako. Then while we waited in line, we met this gentleman in front of us by the name of Kenny and his wife Jackie. When it was Kenny's turn to purchase their items. Kenny took John and I by surprise and he said he will bless us both. Favor! God's favor! So grateful to you Jesus for all you do! Thank you Kenny! Thank you Jesus! Thank you John! We love you Jesus! We are the …

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Story on this Gecko, Man

May 8, 2017 at 08:51AM

One of my early comic book character creations of approximately 25 to 27 years, during my second attempt at first grade when I moved to another elementary school and second grade through third grade, is Gecko Man. I drew Gecko Man then as a reflection of who I was as a child though in an adult body with a cape with superhero strength and capabilities like laser shooting powers from my hands with a superhero body spandex suit. Kind of like Spider-Man, Ice Man, Superman, and Batman. This Gecko Man character came to me when I put my hand on a pole and I felt warmth. I thought to myself, hmm, this doesn't feel hard like what a metal pole would feel like. Instead it felt soft and warm. So I looked under my hand was a gecko chilling on the pole even though I touched it. The gecko nor I were startled to my surprise, …

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Iolani School Boy Scouts

April 28, 2017 at 09:59PM

The number one fear in the world? Public speaking. Growing up on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu, I'd shake or freeze up from nervousness and shyness when speaking in front of class among my peers. Made me quite self-conscious. I preferred being in the audience and I feared having the spotlight. Fast forward to today, having performed live beatboxing music and having done public speaking engagements such as the first and second TEDx Talks in Honolulu and other engagements in hip-hop culture classrooms in universities and events through 13 years have compelled me to get out of my comfort zone to develop my current personality and today, I no longer get the jitters unless I stop practicing and training. Earlier tonight, I spoke publicly in front of Hawaii's 4th graders at Iolani School and you know you're a public …

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Music Business And Audio Engineering

April 28, 2017 at 11:24AM


I stopped by the Mike Curb College MELE Program offered through Belmont University and University of Hawaii at Honolulu Community College advocated by Hawaii's former 2-term Governor Linda Lingle and Lieutenant Governor Duke Aiona. And while at Honolulu Community College to meet up with my friend early this week I ran into two current MELE Music Business and Audio Engineering students. Long story short, after our formal introduction, they tell me, "get out, you're Jason Tom, our teacher spoke about you this morning and how you're one of the top beatboxers in this world." I said, "wow, really? You mean Eric Lagrimas? He was my former teacher in the Mike Curb MELE Program." They responded, "yes, he covered about hip-hop music and he mentioned your name." Thank you to all of the amazing teachers out there!…

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Going Beyond with My Nuggets

April 24, 2017 at 12:00PM

Nuggets. "Nuggets" is the newly created category for my JasonTom.com Blog. I've been coming up with nuggets I want to publish and author here. What are nuggets? These will be nugget of thoughts, some call it nuggets of wisdom, and I didn't want to chance to chicken out in pondering and presenting these thoughts to the world without fear whether it has been presented or not to those of you who do browse, stumble upon and read my blog. So here goes some for right now and you can let me know what you think of these nuggets in the comments at the jump.

  • Life Nugget: There is that saying to live each day like its our last, because life is short? How about living life like its our first? Not to neglect our past experiences of before, but to use our past and our testimony to guide us to where we are hea…

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My Heroes and Influences

April 21, 2017 at 10:07PM

Many of my heroes and influences are the people I grew up with and some are those I have watched from afar. Many I've met and many I haven't. My heroes include my family, relatives, friends, colleagues, past and presentAcademy beatboxers, people of all walks, my fans, and the community. Here is a list of those you may or may not recognize who I have been inspired by and have been influenced by in one way or another.

  • Maximus Ornelas (Sep 7, 2001 - Feb 26, 2017; age 15)
    I have not met or known of Maximus George Ornelas until today when I stumbled upon his obituary article in the Yakima Herald and I read that he had passed on due to a severe asthma attack and that one of his passions is to beatbox.


I looked if he had a Facebook and discovered he had videos uploaded of him beatboxing and I watched them…

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Legend of Zelda Story at Hot Topic

April 15, 2017 at 01:22PM

Two years ago I met this trio Jennifer, Jeffrey and Charley at the Legend of Zelda section of the Ala Moana Center's Hot Topic store and one of them recognized me from one of my past performances at a hip-hop jam. I shared with them I was shopping for Legend of Zelda gear as I am about to prepare for my friend's son's 1st Birthday Party and the party theme is the Legend of Zelda. Then last year, Charley and Jennifer as well as the Kaimuki High School Band supported and voted for me in the NextNext Hawaii Music Competition and Charity Event where the proceeds from their votes went to the charity of my choice, the Ronald McDonald House Hawaii. Jennifer also shared with me that she was assisted by the Ronald McDonald House Charity and this meant so much to her and also meant much more to me to know someone I …

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RARE Beatbox Showcase at Chaminade University of Honolulu

April 15, 2017 at 06:32AM

I want to thank everyone that have requested I share more of my beatbox videos. Here is a rare one where I performed a live beatbox showcase for the Hogan Entrepreneurs at Chaminade University of Honolulu.

LIVE Feed Version

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Thank You Inspire Youth

April 11, 2017 at 05:05AM

This was lit. I want to personally thank Inspire Youth's Pastor Clint Chinen and his head pastor Mike Kai for having me open for guest Pastor Jedidiah Thurner for Friday Night Flow at Inspire Church Waikele. We had 45 first-time decisions for Jesus Christ and 76 rededications. I've once been there for both Altar calls and I am grateful of what God has called me to do in the works of the ministry with my life and the life of others including the children, youth and young adults who made Friday Night Flow happen. I also want to thank Josh Williams also known as J Wills for beatboxing with me to close Friday Night Flow. And Josiah for beatbox battling me to assist me in setting the tone of Friday Night Flow evening prior to me opening for Jedidiah Thurner in the main sanctuary! It was fire!


​Jason…

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Ukulele And Beatbox Lesson

April 11, 2017 at 01:13AM

Jody Kamisato and Jason Tom with this Ukulele Beatbox Collaborative Tutorial. An ukulele which means "jumping flea" is a 4-string instrument and is an adaptation of the Portuguese machete. The ukulele was invented in our Hawaiian islands during the plantation period and was introduced into our Hawaiian music culture throughout our Hawaiian islands that eventually spread throughout the United States of America and the world. It's an instrument that nearly all residents young and old of our Hawaiian islands pick up and start playing and have probably at one point picked up playing and tried it. Beatboxing originates in a cappella vocal art tradition from the musical stylings and genre of jazz with scat singing and the urban hip-hop music culture and can be traced even further back to African cultural vocal tradi…

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Thank You Lord

April 10, 2017 at 09:53AM

Lord, I come boldly and humbly before your throne room of grace and mercy that endures forever in great Thanksgiving and with my whole heart fully surrendered to you. I praise you Lord, and I dedicate my life and career to you as a living testimony. I am forever grateful for your forgiveness, mercy, grace, patience, understanding, goodness, kindness, faithfulness, joy, love, provision, long-suffering, and your Mighty Hand of protection over my life and the lives of others and so many around the world. I also thank you for your deliverance, wisdom and guidance. I am grateful of having your watch over my life, because I nearly died from incoming traffic last year. You resurrected my Spirit Man in time of tremendous despair and now you're taking me into a season of restoration to become that new creature in You C…

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Who is Jason Tom? #JasonTom

April 9, 2017 at 10:17PM

In your own words.. who is Jason Tom? Of the time you've known him or known of him, or of the little or a lot that you know of him, if you could describe him in some words, adjectives and or sentences, what would they be? How would you describe who Jason Tom is? Keep in mind there is no right or wrong answer, and please respond below in this Jason Tom Music Blog Post's comments section. Thank you!

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4th Beatbox Battle World Championship #BBBWC

April 9, 2017 at 02:18AM

Many of you became familiar with the "Jason Tom from Hawaii" Beatbox Battle TV freestyle video (shown below) that recently climbed on the Beatbox Battle Network website video rankings as the Top 2 and Top 3 video respectively in the "freestyle" and "United States" country categories. Beatbox Battle Network is also the non-profit organization that brought us Beatbox Battle Television and it produces the Beatbox Battle World Championship and owns the largest beatboxing multimedia archive. In 2015, I was one of the male professional beatboxers to be nominated as a competitor in the men solo battle category of the 4th Beatbox Battle World Championship held in Berlin, Germany. The official list then is below. Although I was confirmed as one of the competitors that year, it was due to unforeseen circumstances that I…

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JasonTom.com Facts 3 Month Stats

April 8, 2017 at 09:47PM

JasonTom.com facts! Here are the peak numbers for http://JasonTom.com page views and unique visits in the first three months. As of this moment http://JasonTom.com averages 220,572 Page Views in 90 days and 2,450 Page Views per day. It also averages 207,476 Visits in 90 days and 2,305 Visits per day. I am grateful and blessed and humbled by your support! Thank you for your continued support! I appreciate each and every one of you!

January 7, 2017:
3,449 page views
3,387 unique visits

February 26, 2017:
4,145 page views
2,882 unique visits

March 23, 2017:
6,798 page views
6,794 unique visits

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JasonTom.com Facts

March 30, 2017 at 11:42AM

JasonTom.com facts. Did you know? I know I did not. That JasonTom.com built-in stats revealed that it has 1.36 million plus (1,351,461 or one million three hundred fifty one thousand four hundred sixty one) unique visitors and been page viewed 1.48 million plus (1,460,648 or one million four hundred sixty thousand six hundred forty eight) times and JasonTom.com averages 2,961 page views and 2,743 unique visits per day? Say what? In the last 7 days, there were 20,730 page views and 19,204 unique visits. And on Social Media, support grew from 15,981 to 19,326 in the latest assessment that consist of my followers, fans, friends, and colleagues. Though these numbers are not huge in contrast to giant Goliath, I am still grateful for these decent numbers as an independent professional beatboxer, musician, host/emcee, …

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Hollywood Blockbusters Open Casting Call

March 27, 2017 at 06:49PM

​My actress colleague called me on a moment's notice on this Hollywood Blockbusters Open Casting Call for North Shore starring Channing Tatum and Tom Hardy. Also rumored for the Universal Studios movie film franchise, some are guessing it's Jurassic Park though it's not at all confirmed. Khon 2 News happened to do coverage on this and yours truly (Jason Tom) appear in two segments... first one I am beatboxing and the other part (inaudible) I make up an impromptu dialogue playing to the camera. Good times! I've been told I would get a call back. C'mon somebody!

 

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Jason Tom Top 20 YouTube Videos

March 3, 2017 at 02:53AM

Here are the top 20 Jason Tom Human Beatbox videos based on viewers (musicians, non-musicians, performance artists, non-performance artists, beatboxers, and non-beatboxers). These made the top 20! Is there one that you do not see (an honorable mention)? Please comment below.



20. Jason Tom at Pearl City High School - 1,101 Views

​19. Brisbane's Tom Thum and Honolulu's Jason Tom in Downtown Honolulu -1,260 Views


18. Jason Tom & Cherry Lei at Art After Dark - 1,368 Views


17. 808's Beat Box Master - 1,542 Views

​16. Moanalua Drug Free - Waikiki Bboys / Jason Tom / Diverse Arts / BRK - 1,553 Views


15. Jason Tom Beatboxing - 1,544 Views


14. Jason Tom "有隻雀仔跌落水 (有只雀仔跌落水)" Chinese Beatbox Remix - 1,661 Views


13. Jason Tom (Human Beatbox…

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Friday Night Flow Inspire Waikele

February 28, 2017 at 01:59AM

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • DATE: MARCH 10, 2017
  • DOORS OPEN AT 5PM
  • THIS EVENT IS FOR GRADES 7-12 ONLY!
  • COST: $5 AT THE DOOR PLUS 2 CANNED GOODS TO SUPPORT THE FOOD BANK
  • BRING CASH TO PURCHASE GOODS AT OUR SNACK BAR & SURF/SKATE VENDORS
  • ALL SPORTS ACTIVITIES WILL REQUIRE A SIGNED PERMISSION FORM (DOWNLOAD HERE)
  • STUDENT TALENT SHOW: DM YOUR AUDITIONS TO OUR IG @INSPIRE.YOUTH
  • DON’T COME ALONE, BRING YOUR SQUAD!!!

SPECIAL GUESTS:
PASTOR JEDIDIAH THURNER

HAWAII’S HUMAN BEATBOX: JASON TOM

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Little Dummer Boy by Rahzel and Jesse Europe Kwabi

December 10, 2016 at 04:17AM


​Rolling Stone: Rahzel from The Roots and Jesse Europe Kwabi collaborate for an amazing new take on the classic 'Little Drummer Boy' as part of our Holiday Playlist.
 

Rahzel PopTech

December 10, 2016 at 04:02AM

Rahzel makes some noise

Rahzel makes some noise from PopTech on Vimeo.

Being the beat

Being the beat from PopTech on Vimeo.

Rahzel
Known as the Godfather of Noyze, two-time Grammy Award-winning vocal percussionist, Rahzel, has mastered, then redefined the art of beatboxing, emerging as a true virtuoso in this quintessential musical art form. Rahzel doesn’t play musical instruments – he is the instrument. His singular ability to re-create full songs without instrumentation, sing a chorus, and provide the musical melody simultaneously, all while providing a plethora of sound effects on a whim, creates an inimitable visual and sound experience. Rahzel is most popularly known as member emeritus of hip hop’s cutting edge band, The Roots, and has lent his vocal talents to musical artists of all genres. …

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Honolulu native Jason Tom, Hawaiʻi's Human Beatbox, is an American award-winning master beatboxer, TEDx presenter and author of the Jason Tom Music, Hip Hop And Faith Life Blog that boasts 2 million views by 1.9 million unique visitors and adoring readers like you from around the world. "Quality over quantity."

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