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Going to NY

July 20, 2010 at 12:03PM

Tonight is the JT "On the Beat" Shirt Release Party at thirtyninehotel. It will be a part of Kaleidoscope, and it will be my FINAL performance in Hawaii before I leave for New York for the 2010 International Human Beatbox Convention and the ISA (International Secret Agents) NY 2010 Concert. Tonight I will be performing a 30-minute set at 10pm with special guests Skillroy (Rock Steady Crew, ABC Crew) and Kamuela Kahoano.

"On the Beat" hand drawn design by local artist JKS is a Jason Tom x Mighty4 x Freelance Clothing collaborative shirt and it's to help sponsor my New York stay. I hope to see you tonight at thirtyninehotel!

Big ups to the support from the Honolulu community:
Freelance Clothing
Mighty4
Custo Barcelona (Ala Moana Shopping Center)
the Smoking Camera
Dancers…

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Dragon Upstairs

July 16, 2010 at 02:43PM

Photos by: Hiko Arasaki


Courtesy of the 808 Life:

My impromptu performance with B.Cap and Santino at the Dragon Upstairs with the Jazz Minds family. My performance was dedicated to Santino (one of my vocal heroes who I met at the Dragon Upstairs two years prior). I will miss you Santino! Thank you so much for all that you've mentored me about Santino! Your vocal skills blow my mind.

http://the808life.com/wordpress/2010/07/13/the-santino-revolution/

Mahalo!

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Ka Lamakua Music Feature

July 15, 2010 at 02:32PM

Ka Lamakua (the Creative Element) music feature. Big ups to Andrea DeCosta:

"Keeping time with the Human Beat Box"
by Andrea DeCosta

Photo credit: Joe Marquez (the Smoking Camera)

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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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That would be really cool to see that! It would be an honor!

Happy to say that the story of Jason has been published and can be read on our Kapi'o website at https://www.kapionews.com/index.php/2017/07/19/kcc-alumnus-inspires-community-through-beatboxing-motivational-speaking/. Thanks again Jason for allowing me the opportunity to share your story with many others, and for shedding light on our growing student newspaper! Check out kapionews.com for more!

This is awesome! Well-deserved for bradda Jason! This guy knows how to work hard, puts himself out there and performs. He also knows how to give back

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Hawaii's Human Beatbox Jason Tom enjoys reading "Compel" by Wally Matanza, "Change Your Story" by Art Sepulveda, "Comeback & Beyond" by Tim Storey.