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Year of the Snake 2013

January 30, 2013 at 04:39PM

There's a lot going on this Friday and Saturday at Honolulu's Chinatown for the Chinese New Year celebration, year of the snake and Hawaii hip-hop. This past Saturday, January 26th, I performed a beatbox set at the Chinatown Cultural Plaza's Moongate Stage for the Chinese New Year Festival (hosted by the United Chinese Community Coalition).

This week, you can catch me this First Friday, February 1st, 7:00PM, at the Chinatown Cultural Plaza's Moongate Stage for the Chinatown New Year Celebration (10AM-10PM, hosted by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii).

Then this Saturday, February 2nd, I am performing on two stages for the Night In Chinatown Street Festival (10AM-10PM, hosted by the Chinatown Merchants Association), 6:00PM at the Smith Street Main Stage and…

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Broadcast - Saturday Night Jump Off

January 29, 2013 at 12:58PM

This Saturday, February 2nd, Jet Setter presents Broadcast "Saturday Night Jump Off" at Nextdoor.
Live performances by KC Lyn, Jason Tom, Prie, Beat Rock Krew, Grip, Pro. Also there will be DJ Monkey and DJ Syn.
18+, doors open at 9PM, see you there!

After School Program

January 16, 2013 at 06:24PM

It's official!!! I will be offering a beatboxing (vocal percussion) class for an after school program on Oahu. Big thank you goes out to Shelly, the Human Beatbox Academy's Jocelyn and Noa and friends! Below is the beatboxing class as seen in the program's catalog.

Vocal Percussion - the Art of Beatboxing
Jason Tom is a walking, talking instrument; an energetic combination of drums, snare, vocals and synthesizer, all replicated using his voice.

Class Description - All Grades
It starts with a heartbeat. A person has an inner beat, melody, voice and rhythm from within that can be brought out through the art of vocal percussion. This class focuses on the expression, foundation, fundamentals, history, beats, rhythms, and techniques in beatboxing. Curriculum includes how …

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Kaleidoscope January 10th Edition

January 9, 2013 at 02:23PM

My first show of 2013 is tomorrow night: Thursday, January 10th for Kaleidoscope at thirtyninehotel.

Joining me will be Magaphone, the Bougies, Animal Mother, and Clones of the Queen. I go on at 10:15PM. Doors open at 8PM, always FREE before 9PM, $5 after. 21+

This event was spotlighted in the latest TGIF:

Kaleidoscope is an event that have been supporting Hawaii's live underground music since 2006.

Island Scene Magazine Feature

January 9, 2013 at 02:19PM

A day after I opened for the Michael Winslow show, my friends and supporters on Facebook have been buzzing about seeing this:

It is HMSA's Island Scene Magazine's Winter 2013 issue featuring the "Finding the Flow" article write up by Fernando Pacheco (on page 34). Island Scene Magazine is Hawaii's premier health and wellness magazine. It is the largest distributed magazine in Hawaii, delivered quarterly to the households of HMSA's 700,000 members.

Bring your copy to a show and I will sign it!

Finding the Flow:
A beatboxer's victory over asthma.
By Fernando Pacheco

Imagine standing on a stage in front of hundreds or thousands of fans. cameras of every type are focused on you as bright stage lights blind you. now imagine that you are also wheezing and coughing…

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Michael Winslow Show

January 9, 2013 at 02:15PM

I would like to thank everyone who came out to the Michael Winslow show at Hawaiian Brian's. I would also like to thank my supporters and fans that rooted me on to do this show before it was even announced. Shout out to James Mane on hosting the show! It was my final show of 2012 (and my first show of 2013 is tomorrow night at thirtyninehotel). Here's media coverage by Nonstop Honolulu's Eric Baranda: "Comedian Michael Winslow: Man of 10,000 Sound Effects."

Shout out to Cintamani and Sajili for these Instagram photos.


Hawaii's human beatbox Jason Tom in action at the Michael Winslow show!


Jason Tom and Michael Winslow!

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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.