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ALOHA MUSIC FOR JAPAN CONCERT

April 29, 2011 at 08:22AM

This Saturday, October 30th, 2011 the place to be in Honolulu is at the Aloha Music For Japan concert at the Aloha Tower Marketplace Center Stage. FREE admission, fun for the whole family and there will be surprises on my end as well including a new release and an original new song created last week especially for this concert. Great concert for a great cause!

Aloha Music For Japan
A concert by local musicians for raising Relief Funds for the Quake & Tsunami Victims in Japan

Free Admission
Saturday, April 30th, 2011
3pm-5pm
Aloha Tower Marketplace - Center Stage -

Performers:
Herb Ohta Jr. (ukulele)
Bruce Shimabukuro (ukulele)
Kamuela Kahoano (singer/songwriter)
Jason Tom (human beatbox)
Chiyo Flynn (piano) and her students
Rolando Sanchez (Latin singer)
Takamasa Yamamura (tenor…

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Busekrus CD Release Party

April 13, 2011 at 10:23AM

Today is Marcus Busekrus' birthday, guitarist and vocalist of Busekrus and they are gearing up for their This Is Real album release party Friday at Hawaiian Brian's Billiards. Hosted by the Art of Whimsy, Nathan Emmans. It is an all ages show and there could likely be surprises. Happy birthday Marcus!

5 Minutes With... Busekrus

Courtesy of the Honolulu Pulse and Jason Genegabus

Busekrus This Is Real Release Party


Friday, April 15, 8pm, All Ages
Performances by PIMPBOT, Jason Tom, Disaster Kit, A Sedated Nation
Raffle prizes sponsored by Easy Music Center, Coconut Grove Music and Downbeat Diner.
Graphic design by Banana Grafeeks

Busekrus CD release party video promo by Disaster Kit, hilarious!

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The First Annual Great Hawaiian Lunchwagon Festival

April 8, 2011 at 06:11PM

It's on! I am doing 2 shows this Saturday, April 9th.

2FLip Productions and Noh Foods present the First Annual Great Hawaiian Lunchwagon Festival at the Kakaako Waterfront Parking Lot, 10AM-4PM. You will be able to find me at the Freelance Clothing booth and at 1:30pm things will be kicked off for the "Freelance Power Hour" featuring performances by the Freelance Fam (Jason Tom, Beat Rock Krew, Erika Arriba, Whoop Arriba, Kidsolo, etc.).

Admission to the festival is free and a portion of the proceeds from food sales will benefit the Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center.

Lunchwagons:
+Big Local Tita
+Bombuchaz
+Joe Aloha Catering
+Kazu's Lunchwagon
+Koi Catering
+Manaia Lobster
+Melt
+Maharlika
+One Local Stop
+Ono To Go
+Sanso's
+Simply Ono
+Summer's Lava Dogs
+Tacos Vincente
+Why…

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Beatboxing With Jason Tom

April 3, 2011 at 12:09AM

2, not 1, but 2 Hawaii: In Real Life Jason Tom video interviews with Nonstop Honolulu Urban Mix Plate author Melissa Chang at Mission Houses Museum.

Nonstop Honolulu segment on Urban Mix Plate


Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Beatboxing with Jason Tom

Hawaii: In Real Life segment for Hawaii: In Real Life Episode 47

Hawaii: IRL – Jason Tom Human Beatbox – Ep 47

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Coming up!

April 2, 2011 at 11:27PM

One of the most frequently asked question is when and where are Jason Tom's next performances. So here is the low down for April on where you can catch him.

April 3rd is Beachfront Aloha For Japan at the Pacific Beach Hotel, 4pm-8:30pm, "Love & Aloha" For Tsunami Victim in Japan featuring
Bruce Shimabukuro
Jason Tom
Johnny Helm

Palani Vaughan & The King’s Own
Jeremy Hirokawa
Greg Gabaylo
Leo Mitamura

Then April 9th, the Great Hawaiian Lunch Wagon Festival at the Kakaako Waterfront Parking Lot, 10AM-4pm. Freelance Clothing will be there along with the Freelance Fam, Beat Rock Krew and Jason Tom with performances.


April 15th, Busekrus "This Is Real" CD Release Party at Hawaiian Brian's Billiards, 8pm, All Ages. featuring
Busekrus
Pimpbot
Disaster Kit
A Sedated Nation
Jason Tom

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The Shack - William P. Young

The God of Small Things
The Island Beneath the Sea
The Infinite Plan
One Straw Revolution
The War of Art
Peace is Every Step
The Little Book of Talent
The Red Tent
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Moloka'i
The Epic Tale of Hi'iakaikapoliopele
The Artist's Way
The Creative Habit

*The Bible

*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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