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Jason Tom ISA LA

April 26, 2010 at 03:49PM

Two videos courtesy of Crispee Productions while I was at the 2009 International Secret Angeles Los Angeles (2009 ISA LA) Concert at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse produced by Wong Fu Productions and the Far East Movement. My ISA San Francisco and Los Angeles experiences were memorable for 2009. After the concert I joined the Far East Movement, Wong Fu Productions, Quest Crew, Kevjumba, and the ISA LA crew for dinner.

Here I am performing a freestyle with a couple of crow calls and Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean."

I performed an a cappella and acoustic version of, "Listen Carefully," an original beatbox song I wrote and composed in 2007.

 

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AA Risings Interview

April 19, 2010 at 05:10PM

This issue of the A-Profiler, Ray Lam interviews Hawaii beatboxing artist Jason Tom. Find out what inspired him to become a beat boxer, what approach he takes to beatboxing, and where he has had the best Chinese food.

A-Profiler is a regular series profiling up-and-coming and established artists in an informal questions-and-answers format. If you would like to find out about past profiles or would like to be profiled, visit http://www.aarising.com/aprofiler/ for more information.





Jason Tom

This A-Profiler we bring you Hawaii beatboxing artist Jason Tom. Find out what inspired him to become a beat boxer, what approach he takes to beatboxing, and where he has had the best Chinese food.


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Global Dance Cafe 6

April 19, 2010 at 03:42PM

Save the time and date to come out this Saturday, April 24th for the Global Dance Cafe 6, 6:30pm-9:30pm. It's an all ages dance event at Oceans 808, and it's also a fundraiser for the annual PUJA dance concert. $10 entry, FREE parking, food & drinks. Mahalo goes out to the street team, restaurants, tattoo spots, Willow Chang, Passport Productions, Joe Marquez of the Smoking Camera, and more!












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AMIN Interview

April 13, 2010 at 04:39PM

A few weeks ago I did an interview with May Pang's Asian Media Internet News (AMIN) journalist Maimounah Masudi. I share my story along with my experiences with opening for Quest Crew, the Jabbawockeez, Michael Winslow, and my awe-inspiring experience at the International Secret Agents concerts in 2009. Click below image for the complete interview:



Hawaii is known as one of the most beautiful places on earth. I dream of going there one day to walk its beaches and experience the wonderful culture. Hawaii is more than surfing, bright floral shorts, spam musubi, hula dancing, and ukuleles. There is a music culture in Hawaii that is pioneered by hot and vibrant artists that for the most part don’t reach the ears of those on the mainland. I recently did an interview wi…

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Junior LIVE in Waikiki feat Jason Tom

April 5, 2010 at 06:17PM

This Friday I will be performing as a special guest artist for the "Junior 'LIVE' in Waikiki" show at the Ainahau Showroom.

Twtvite your friends and family about Friday, April 9th's show, because it's going to be spectacular.
http://twtvite.com/jrwaik

 
Photos courtesy of Joe Marquez of the Smoking Camera

Big ups to Melissa Chang! Also, check out Metromix Honolulu's Tweetup Central:
http://honolulu.metromix.com/events/producer_guide/tweetup-central/1744777/content

In the "Tweetups in Honolulu" they've also featured this upcoming Junior "LIVE" in Waikiki show. I'm stoked for Friday, are you?
http://honolulu.metromix.com/events/performance/tweetup-junior-live-in-waikiki/1860520/content
http://honolulu.metromix.com/events/roundup/tweetups-in-honolulu/1744813/content

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Hawaii x Japan Human Beatbox

April 1, 2010 at 02:47PM

Last week Jaytee of Good Life brought Japan's human beatbox Afra over for two shows at the Lotus Soundbar in Waikiki, Hawaii.


Hawaii's Human Beatbox Jason Tom and Japan's Human Beatbox Afra

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*Malcolm Gladwell's books: The Tipping Point: How Little Things can make a Big Difference. — (2005). Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. — (2008). Outliers: The Story of Success. — (2009). What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures. — (2013).

*Books by C.S. Lewis: The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Mere Christianity.

*Books by Shawn Bolz: God Secrets: A Life Filled with Words of Knowledge, Translating God

*Books by Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend: Boundaries, Boundaries for Leaders, and Safe People

There are soooooooo many others I could list! I LOVE to read!

Well, here are some of my favorite classics: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and The Lord of the Rings (series) by J.R.R. Tolkien. Some great non-fiction books about the dance culture I love include Foundation by Joseph Schloss, which is an excellent book about NYC B-boy/B-girl or breaking/breakdance culture, Can't Stop Won't Stop by Jeff Chang, which is a great historical analysis of American Hip Hop culture, and The Underground is Massive by Michelangelo Mathos, an amazing history of electronic dance music culture. Happy reading everyone :)

Enders Game, The Great Gatsby, Of Men and Mice, Maximum Ride. I need to read more books. I haven't read so long Bc I've been attached to the ones I've already read.

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Jason You're amazing guy! Huge congrats from Poland!

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Jason definitely deserves an auditorium of his own. He done a lot promoting the arts(especially beat-boxing) and inspiring people like myself to enjoy and constantly try to perfect an art and have an unstoppable mindset.

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Congratulations, my friend! I'm so happy for you, Jason!!! How awesome and totally wicked would that be! I know you've worked really hard and is always inspiring people all over the world. You do you and keep up the great work. Dreams do come true and good things do happen to good people!

Now wouldn't that be something! Your art has definitely touched lives. I look forward to the day it gets built. I'll be excited for that sam choy aquatic center also :D

Aye that's lit. Keep doing what you're doing and you're putting a positive influence to a lot people

Jason Tom is a one-of-a-kind individual. During my sophomore year of high school, I remember watching him beatbox for our school for just a few minutes and was blown away by the amount of talent he was able to showcase in just that limited amount of time. Fast forward about three years or so, I was looking to write a feature story of a KCC alumnus/alumna for the KCC newspaper and came across Jason's name online. He was quick to respond to me when I reached out to him, and he was very interested in being featured. I got the chance to interview him, and couldn't believe the stories that he had to share with me. Over a two hour period, I was able to learn a lot about who Jason was, and he has proved to me that anybody can make it in life when even in the toughest situations. His humor and charismatic nature really bring his personality to life, and I blows me away to know that he has a positive impact on the community not only through his beatboxing but also through his words. Jason is inspiring, and I'm glad that I got to chat with him and share his story with many others and beyond.

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