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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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This is so awesome. I can't wait to see it and see what God has in store for you.

So awesome Jason!! Can't wait to see it!!

So Excited . Can't wait to see it !

Continue to do what you love and to fulfill God’s calling on your life. Can’t wait to see it!

Good job homie! Keep doing you! And keep up the good work!!

Hey, sharp! Can’t wait for the episode. Pretty stoked to see what you do there. My friend’s @hi sessions are so dope. Glad they brought you on!

Cheers!

Hey Jason,
Glad to see you still performing! Keep up the good work! Hopefully, you'll come back to the Bay area soon!

love the caption "Her math tutor can dance". :)

What a beautiful tribute to your dad! He must be so proud of you. Thank you for your labor of love to your students and to the community.

Happy labor day,
Interesting read.

Jason you are awesome, so focused and committed to your craft and compelled to share and educate others. Human Beatbox Academy?!?! WHAT!?! Amazing, I didn't even know. Keep it up, look forward to our future encounters my friend.

Amazing performance of dance using sound and body. Your have an amazing flow.
Keep sharing that talent of yours!

Yup bro yu are awesome as I am big fan of beat box and yu ar beatboxer as I am fan of yu tool.

That was amazing!!! Beatboxing and doing the moonwalk at the same time!!! Mind-blown dude!

Amazing job. proud of yah bud. keep it up

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Child of the 1980's and child of God, #JasonTom, Hawaiʻi's Human Beatbox, is a mathematician moonwalker who sings music with his voice. #jasontomblog

I love her. My niece loves to dance when I beatbox for her. She's adorable and she calls me, \
I venerate our US Veterans and those serving in our Armed Forces! When I received that call to visit and perform for and honor our American Veterans at US Vets Barber's Point Kapolei. No doubt, do I not just answer that call, I settle that call. I met an incredible veteran by the name of Charles with great focus and head on his shoulders and with words of edification and encouragement he and I prayed for one another. Thank you Nicole Lam, Prisma Dance, and to our great US Veterans. To those who served our country, I salute you great men and women for having served our great and beautiful nation called America. To those who are currently serving in our Armed Forces in the army, navy, air force, coastal guard, and marine corps, I too honor, venerate and I appreciate your service and I too salute you brave men and women.

PC: Brian Bat
This is just one of the reasons why I get out there to do what I do day in and day out. Night in and night out. I am stoked there is no clocking in and no clocking out. No complaints here in doing my line of work. I don't tire in my work, because I don't mind working what I love and working with excellent people. I love being able to answer the call, share these gifts, devote time and talent to uplift the young patients at Shriners Hospital for Children. This is bigger than my gift and bigger than me, myself and I. It's about helping and assisting and uplifting others. To be kind to one another, and to genuinely care for our neighbor, our family. It's one of the most rewarding experiences to see the many smiles and to hear the laughter of those patients. Thank you Nicole Lam, Prisma Dance, Angela Keen, and Shriners Hospital for Children!
So great to reunite with Angela Keen! Tonight, I had an honor to volunteer my time at Shriners Hospital for Children with Prisma Dance as we cheered the young patients there up. I beatboxed and danced for them and offered beatbox lessons. They rocked the microphone and all. They were incredible! I loved every moment, especially when one of the patients in his wheelchair rocked the beatboxing on my microphone and my dance buddy Henry danced to his beatboxing. That was something I had not seen in all 13 of my years performing live. It was rewarding to see their smiles and the patients enjoying himself and herself. All of the dancers did great too from ballet, jazz, acrobatics to hip hop, and our dance contest. I loved it all!

As for Angela Keen, growing up in Honolulu I watched her as a news anchor and I didn't think then that she'd one day interview me at the First Inaugural TEDx Honolulu Conference years back. She asked me great questions. She also knows my good friend Jody Kamisato and I told her he said, \
Spent quality time performing music, dance, and sharing words of edification, encouragement, honor, praise, desserts, and prayers with Prisma Dance to our brave and strong American veterans at US Vets in Barber's Point Kapolei last week. Here Hiro and I improvised on our viola and beatbox collaboration. We had blessed time.

PC: Brian Bat
I want to thank those of you who inbox'd me and inquired about my Hisessions shoot. My Hi Sessions episodes is in post production. I had a great time shooting with the Hi Sessions team. I just followed up with them and heard my episodes could launch December of this year or January of next year. People who have written shared with me that they can't wait and are buzzing about it right at this moment. Me too. Very exciting. Stay plugged in! I will keep you posted!
First Inaugural Rock The School Bells Hawaii Conference at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Campus. Dance, breakdance and beatbox workshop! What? Yes!

Other workshops included the dj and producer workshop, emcee and rap workshop, writing and aerosol canvas art workshop.
I am grateful and blessed to have an honor to have volunteered my time with Prisma Dance and to have performed for, converse with and pray for our brave and strong American veterans at US Vets in Barber's Point Kapolei last week. I am grateful to our American veterans for having served our great and beautiful nation.

2017 is wrapping up. What a fruitful year 2017 is. The biggest loss was when I lost my father on this Father's Day. I've honored my father's last wishes for what he wants and wanted me to fulfill in life. I am also working on another one of his final wish for me. My father didn't make it for his 85th birthday. There is not a day I don't think of my father or miss him. Father God has shown my earthly father at his best in my visions and dreams since his passing on multiple occasions that brought great comfort and peace.

Staying productive with the beatboxing....
I've performed for and spoken at...
- Bboy Reunion at Pure Nightclub
- First Friday at Downbeat Lounge
- Rising Melody at Downbeat Lounge
- Kick Butts Day at Hawaii State Capitol
- Revive Christian Fellowship at Iolani School
- Friday Night Flow at Inspire Church Waikele
- Boy Scouts at Iolani School
- Skillz Talk at Pure Nightclub
- Hawaii Baptist Academy
- Sung a song dedicated to my father & spoke at my father's funeral
- 1212 Session Hawaii at Kewalo Basin Kakaako .
- Hawaii Baptist Academy
- Prisma Dance Summer Intensive II
- 6th Annual Pacific Ink & Art Expo at Neal Blaisdell Cente
- Uplift at Ala Moana Centerstage .
- 2nd Annual Taste of Chinatown at the Smith Beretania Park .
- HI Sessions Shoot .
- 3rd Annual Moon Festival at Chinatown Cultural Plaza Moongate St .
- US Vets at Barber's Point Kapolei .
- First Inaugural Rock The School Bells Hawaii Conference at the University of Hawaii at Manoa

I will perform for a hospital and high school reunion party next week. I am grateful to be booked 'til December 2018 as my work is far from done and I am always working on music with my voice called beatboxing. I will meet with clients in the coming weeks to discuss potential tours, endeavors, performances, projects, and what not.

PC: Nicole Lam
First Inaugural Rock The School Bells Hawaii Conference at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Campus.