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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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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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A child of the 1980's and child of God, Jason Tom, Hawaii's Human Beatbox, read Charlie's Victory, Moonwalk, Comeback & Beyond, Change Your Story.