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Miracles From Heaven

January 30, 2016 at 01:59PM

Based on a true story. I am grateful that two of my good female friends contacted me about Miracles From Heaven. I watched the advance movie preview a few nights ago and I have to say that Miracles From Heaven is an inspiring movie and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone when it hits movie theaters on March 16, 2016.

Featured on Millennial Magazine

January 25, 2016 at 07:57PM

I am featured on Millennial Magazine! Mahalo to Julia Hulme, Isle 9 Festival and Oʻahu Fringe Festival!

BET Hip-Hop Awards Beatbox Cypher: Nicole Paris, Rahzel and Doug E. Fresh

January 24, 2016 at 12:41AM



The beatbox battle video between Nicole Paris and her mentor (her father) continues to circulate and is currently at 37,247,996 views on Facebook shared by Dj Aligator and many others!

Nicole Paris then appeared on the BET Hip-Hop Awards for a beatbox cypher with Doug E. Fresh and Rahzel the Godfather of Noyze here:

 

Mahalo Fresh Cafe

January 4, 2016 at 07:01PM


Hawaii's Human Beatbox Jason Tom performing for Trilogy II at Fresh Cafe Kakaako!
Photo credit: Eric Baranda of Frolic Hawaii

I am saddened to hear of the recent closing of Fresh Cafe Kakaako and Fresh Cafe Downtown! The downtown location was where the Honolulu Star-Advertiser interviewed me for a Today cover feature. I've also beatboxed there for First Fridays and other events. I remember it like it was yesterday when I beatboxed at one of the Kakaako location's first hip-hop events Last Call (2009), Freelance Brand's Apex (2010) & Trilogy II (2012), National Dance Week Hawaii All-Style Battle (2011), and Hawaii Slam's First Thursdays Poetry Slam & Open Mic (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015).

Here I am beatboxing for HawaiiSlam's First Thursdays at Fresh C…

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Beatbox & Improv at the Pagoda

January 4, 2016 at 05:10PM

This Saturday, January 9th is the Original Jams Improv Show at the Pagoda Hotel featuring some of Hawaii's top improv comedy players!

This month's special guests:
Fernando Pacheco, Comedian and Creator of "Almost Local"
Jason Tom, Hawaii's Human Beatbox!

Also featuring special guest improvisers:
Kehau Ramirez
Ryan Okinaka

Cost: $15 online or $20 at the door (tickets include a $5 drink token and validated parking at the Ross building on Rycroft). For $10 tickets, use the coupon code, "hawaiibeatbox," or mention "Hawaii Beatbox" at the door.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-original-jams-improv-show-at-the-pagoda-tickets-19398029027

Yummy food and drink will be available for purchase.

Tickets can be purchased online (includes group rates for 5 an…

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NEW LOCATION for HawaiiSlam's First Thursdays

January 4, 2016 at 04:57PM

We’re moving to a new location!!  Join us this Thursday (January 7th) at Hawaiian Brian’s for a top-notch installment of First Thursdays!!  The new space is located at 1680 Kapiolani Boulevard (on the 2nd floor). Hawaiian Brian’s is a premier performance space, and we will be in the large Crossroads concert hall. Parking is $2 if you stay for less than 4 hours, and $5 flat if you stay longer. There is plenty of street parking in the area as well (note, if you street park or walk/bike/bus, enter through the 24 Hour Fitness lobby on Kapi`olani and walk up the stairs). As always, this HawaiiSlam show will be hosted by Kealoha and will feature:

-- Jason Bayani, a veteran of the National Poetry Slam scene who has been a member of 7 National Poetry Slam teams an…

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Almost Local Episode 6

January 1, 2016 at 10:15PM

Catch my musical guest spot on Almost Local Episode 6 by clicking here or http://shows.oc16.tv/almost-local/episode-006-2/


Fernando Pacheco interviews Jason Tom, Hawaii's Human Beatbox


Jason Tom, Hawaii's Human Beatbox, performs on Almost Local Episode 6!

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Yahoo News

January 1, 2016 at 01:48PM

I just learned that Yahoo News archived two videos of my KITV Morning News appearance. Yes, there's a band-aid on my left cheek and no, it's not an attempt of my Nelly look, but it was to cover up my allergic reaction to an insect bite. I felt very self-conscious with the band-aid on.


Local beatboxer shares his sounds
by KITV - Honolulu Videos 2:17 mins

Description: Jason Tom is a local beatboxer sharing his distinct sounds around the world, and to local keiki through his "music with a message."

Interview Transcript
Jill Kuramoto: Still here with us this morning in the RAW artists series, we got the beatboxing tunes of Oahu's own Jason Tom. He's performed for nearly a decade and is educating many young and old about the art. Welcome Jason, thanks …

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2015 Best Nine on Instagram

January 1, 2016 at 02:30AM

Celebrities such as Ellen DeGenerous, Beyonce and Taylor Swift recently generated their "2015 Best Nine" on Instagram. Find out what your 2015 Best Nine are at 2015BestNine.com and don't forget to add the hashtag #2015BestNine

Here are my 2015 Best Nine on Instagram @mrjasontom:

1. Me and my friend Miss Kauai USA Liane!

2. My friend Jody of Ukulele Hale and I collaborating on "Mr. Loo", a song about a manapua man, at Regal Bakery (video).

3. Jody beat-syncing to my beatboxing with female back up dancers at Fresh Cafe Downtown (video).

4. Heart & Soul (w/ Jody and Tj) and I collaborating in a performance at the Hawaii Baptist Academy (video).

5. My cover story feature by Nina Wu on the Honolulu Star-Advertiser's Today (PC: Craig Kojima).

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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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