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Jan 4: Featuring Chris Berry (Grammy Award Winner) this Thursday at Hawaiian Brian’s!!

January 2, 2018 at 11:06PM

Join us this Thursday (January 4th) for a mind-blowing installment of First Thursdays at Hawaiian Brian’s!! As always, this HawaiiSlam show will be hosted by Kealoha and will feature:

-- Chris Berry, a Grammy award winning singer and songwriter, multi-instrumentalist virtuoso, and high-energy performer and teacher. He has blasted his powerful Afro-infused sound around the World for over twenty years, rocking audiences from sold out stadiums in South Africa to Sydney Australia’s famous Opera House. He has released over a dozen albums (reaching platinum album sales), scored the soundtrack for three films, and has collaborated/performed with artists such as Eminem, Baaba Maal, Xavier Rudd, and Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead). Berry performed for the 2000 Olympics i…

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Jason Tom Reaches 2.1 Million Viewers And 1.9 Million Unique Visitors

December 14, 2017 at 09:49AM

As a mathematician I know that numbers are pure and honest. And numbers do not lie. My official website and my Jason Tom Music, Hip Hop And Faith Life Blog has 2.1 million page views and is read by 1.9 million unique visitors. I am thankful to God and I am grateful to people like you and you know who you are from around the world. Keep on visiting and I will keep my promise to update you with quality content to keep you coming back.

 

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Jason Tom Amphitheater for KCC

July 9, 2017 at 11:04PM

Today, I stumbled upon this article "Dream Christmas Wish List for Kapiʻolani Community College" by Chris Takahashi featured on The Kapiʻo News. The Jason Tom Amphitheater made it on his Dream Wish List for University of Hawaiʻi at Kapiʻ​olani (my Alma mater). Unbelievable that It has been over a decade since I have officially graduated from KCC. It was not until today that I found out an amphitheater named after me have been dreamt of and is being pitched. Got to give it up to Chris Takahashi for having dreamt that up. I have to meet this guy one day. A visionary. What an honor it would be for it to come to fruition hey? The Kapiʻ​o News reporter Lexus Yamashiro is currently writing up an upcoming feature on me for The Kapi'o News on my experiences as a…

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Jason Tom Logo

May 25, 2017 at 08:45AM


​Rahzel of The Roots and Jason Tom at Webster Hall New York City, New York - American Beatbox Championship Grand Final

Here is the Jason Tom name logo by East-3 through Keep It Flowing Media. East-3 have also worked with clients Adidas, GQ Magazine, Kid Robot, Common and Echelon Clothing, DJ QBert and Thud Rumble, Illest, FatLace.com, Freelance Brand, Crazy Legs, Rock Steady CrewMighty4 Arts Foundation, Diverse Art Center, and many others.

And here is the Jason Tom name logo by Tom Thum, the world record holder of the most watched TEDx Talk video ever in history.


Meet Jason Tom as Gecko Man with an AKG BBB DFive Official Beatbox Battle Microphone in hand. Projects with this fella in the works (you heard it here first).

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Who is Jason Tom? #JasonTom

April 9, 2017 at 10:17PM

In your own words.. who is Jason Tom? Of the time you've known him or known of him, or of the little or a lot that you know of him, if you could describe him in some words, adjectives and or sentences, what would they be? How would you describe who Jason Tom is? Keep in mind there is no right or wrong answer, and please respond below in this Jason Tom Music Blog Post's comments section. Thank you!

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NextNext Hawaii Music Contest Winners Announced

November 7, 2016 at 04:42PM

The Inaugural NextNext Music Competition and Charity Event sponsored by McDonald's owner-operators of Hawaii wrapped up with over 40 contestants and NextNext have announced the official winners! NextNext are going to award the Grand Prize for $5,000 and a recording contract offer with Amazing Record Co. to both Tahiti Rey and Emi Hart. Four 3rd Prizes for $1,000 to be awarded to Jason Tom, Brooks Maguire, the Fresh Preps, and Hook+Line. Four 4th Prizes for $500 to be awarded to Dennis and Christy Soares, Jonny Eureka, the Hollow Spheres, and Mikey Fiyah "the Messenjah."

NextNext Hawaii Contest Wraps Up

November 2, 2016 at 04:37PM

Back in May of this year I was contacted directly through e-mail about NextNext Hawaii. An exciting new project, a music competition and charity event sponsored by McDonald's owner-operators of Hawaii. To discover "Sounds that Spark Change!" The contest began August 1st and wrapped up on October 31st. I chose the Ronald McDonald House Hawaii charity, because it's dear to my heart to help those who need it most, especially our children and families.

The NextNext Hawaii Team is currently verifying and tabulating all of the votes. I want to thank each and everyone who voted for me and or for your favorite musician, artist or band! We supported good talent and music, good food and all for a good cause. Over 40 contestants and the Top 5 generated approximately 52,715…

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Hogan Entrepreneur News: Students Speak to Jason Tom

March 25, 2015 at 03:15PM



Hogan News: Students Speak to Jason Tom

It was a pleasure to hear from Jason Tom who is truly a passionate musician at heart. He spoke to us about his journey, career, and showed us that passion can take us far in life.

Growing up, one would think you could not make a living from a hobby like beatboxing. Jason proves it is possible. He created his own style of beatboxing, traveled around the world, won poetry slams and other competitions, and is known as one of the top beatboxers in the world. Jason is an excellent example of pursuing your dreams. An advice I took to heart is to "know that with everything you do, there is no accident... everything happens for a reason". Successful individuals are able to learn from their mistakes, do not give up and have goals th…

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AKG BBB DFive the Official Beatbox Battle Microphone

September 27, 2013 at 04:34PM

Stoked! Look what arrived in the mail today in Honolulu: the AKG BBB DFive dynamic supercardioid microphone. It's the official beatbox battle microphone, a tool for world champions. The AKG BBB DFive is a microphone designed specifically for the multivocal art known as beatboxing.

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The Human Beatbox Academy

July 5, 2011 at 11:25PM

The Human Beatbox Academy open its door tomorrow, in the art district of Chinatown, Wednesday, July 6th, at the ArtSmith, 3PM.

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PIMPBOT 3rd Full-Length Album

May 15, 2011 at 08:02AM

PIMPBOT are releasing their 3rd full-length album and they need our help to launch this endeavor. Let's back them at kickstarter and show them some love. It only takes a few seconds to donate anywhere from $1 or more, $5 or more, $10 or more, $15 or more, $25 or more, $50 or more, $100 or more, $75 or more, $100 or more, to $500 or more at http://kck.st/f3afZa

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pimpbot/pimpbot-the-new-3rd-full-length-album

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Hawaii Book & Music Festival

May 14, 2010 at 02:45PM

Bank of Hawaii presents the
5th Annual Hawaii Book & Music Festival

at the Frank F. Fasi Civic Center
Saturday, June 15th, 10am-5pm
Sunday, June 16th, 10am-5pm

I will be performing on the main stage this Saturday and Sunday as part of the World Dance group from 2-4pm. I will fuse beatbox, dance and storytelling. It's going to be fun!

Scheduled program:
http://jasontom.com/files/documents/HBMF-2010_Schedules_FINAL.pdf

Beat-belly-tiful

May 6, 2010 at 01:03PM

Recap of what has been going on. Growing up I always loved visuals that told a story, whether it'd be through illustrations, film or photographs. So here are photos courtesy of Joe Marquez (the Smoking Camera):

Global Dance Cafe 6 at Oceans 808 (in preparation for the 2010 PUJA Dance Concert: Love Letters on June 5th & 6th) was a lot of fun.... big ups to Willow Chang for inspiring me to utilize more of my "dance." My hat tips off to the late Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire. They're my top song and dance heroes. Here was some preliminary fun I had with a pre-performance photoshoot (more at jasontom.com/photos):

Then came performance time that brought the roof down (more at jasontom.com/photos).

Then I brought up my guest MC artist friend Faioso to p…

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Jason Tom ISA LA

April 26, 2010 at 03:49PM

Two videos courtesy of Crispee Productions while I was at the 2009 International Secret Angeles Los Angeles (2009 ISA LA) Concert at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse produced by Wong Fu Productions and the Far East Movement. My ISA San Francisco and Los Angeles experiences were memorable for 2009. After the concert I joined the Far East Movement, Wong Fu Productions, Quest Crew, Kevjumba, and the ISA LA crew for dinner.

Here I am performing a freestyle with a couple of crow calls and Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean."

I performed an a cappella and acoustic version of, "Listen Carefully," an original beatbox song I wrote and composed in 2007.

 

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TEDxHonolulu

December 4, 2009 at 12:24AM

Early last month I was a guest entertainer for the TEDxHonolulu (TEDxHNL) conference which took place at the Hawaii Convention Center. "TED" of "TEDx" is a acronym for "Technology, Entertainment, Design," and the "x" of "TEDx" represent "an independently organized TED event." TED's motto is "ideas worth spreading."

Courtesy of Ed Morita of Grilled Cornbread LLP Courtesy of Ed Morita of Grilled Cornbread LLP

I want to thank Janel and Nari for accompanying me.  Props to Ninja Nari for the vids:

TEDxHonolulu - Jason Tom - 11/05/09 (performance)

TEDxHonolulu - Jason Tom - 11/05/09 (interview w/ Angela Keen)

Angela Keen: How long have you been doing this?

Jason Tom: Performing wise 5 years, but I've been doing this since I was 4-years-old.
*Playfully says* I was holding back by the way. *laughs*

*crowd laughs along*

Angela Keen: So when you were 4-yea…

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Metromix

November 17, 2009 at 02:52PM

 


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AsianAve.com's Member of the Month!

June 16, 2008 at 03:25PM

Who here remembers AsianAvenue.com? Well, here is some background information before I start my entry, Community Connect (AsianAvenue.com's parent company that also launched BlackPlanet.com, MiGente.com, GLEE.com, and FaithBase.com) closed AsianAvenue.com, and gave birth to AsianAve.com. In other words they subtracted the "nue" from AsianAvenue.com and added a new AsianAve.com with a fresh infrastructure. Still with me here? Some new features that were not in the old site include blogs, unlimited photo uploads, video uploads, groups, style, rate me, music profiles, comments, and more. Old features that remain are chatrooms, forums, news, member find, notes, guestbook, friends list, flirt, MOTD, etc.

Anyway, this year on June 3rd I became AsianAve.com's featured Member…

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Start of a new beginning!

May 30, 2008 at 02:22PM

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Honolulu native Jason Tom, Hawaiʻi's Human Beatbox, is an American professional beatboxer who is today reaching 2.1 million unique individuals and households throughout our world. He is seen and heard on TEDx TalksHi Session Musicians, Millennial Magazine, Beatbox Battle TelevisionKapiʻo News, Fame Magazine, Honolulu Star Advertiser, KFVE, OC16, Olelo, National Public Radio, 93.9 The Beat, Hawaii News Now.

He is also a three-time HawaiiSlam First Thursdays top 12 performance poet, Best Solo Performer Hawaii Scene Choice Award recipient, inspirational speaker, voice actor, host,  mathematician, moonwalker, Word of Life men's life group leader, church volunteer, Chinese and Phi Theta Kappa scholar, former soccer and judo athlete, author and publisher for the Jason Tom Music, Hip Hop And Faith Life Blog, and is featured on the Na Hoku Hanohano Award/Hawaii Grammy Award RnB/Hip-Hop nominated album "Nobody Owns Me."

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I LOVE what Christ has done with your life, Jason! I'm so thankful for his faithfulness. I pray he continues to speak through your powerful testimony of deliverance.
Happy 10 years old, jasontom.com!!

Hey man happy 10th year anniversary. You are an amazing person and bring cheerfulness to everyone around you, including me. :D glad to have met you, amazing beatboxer, performer, person, always. thanks

Hey man happy 10th year anniversary. You are an amazing person and bring cheerfulness to everyone around you, including me. :D glad to have met you, amazing beatboxer, performer, person, always. thanks

Congratulations! Happy anniversary!

Hey Jason! I remember watching you back when you came to perform at my middle school (Central Middle School) you were so awesome! You got some of my classmates so inspired at what you do and it’s just amazing how much they improved and you’ve improved also. Happy 10th year Anniversary, Much love.

I wish I was their to join you celebrate w you you ten etc but I still dig your music beat box one day I'll see you get your auto graphs listen to your music once again thumb up you can come back I'll encourage you all the fans love you sincerely me

Congratulations on 10 years and your continued growth and sharing of your blessings with everyone!

For you are the salt and the light of this Earth. Keep up raising the bar. Congratulations on 10 years of inspiration and celebration of life, love and joy.

Mic check much respect
To the man who is found
From the penthouse to hugging the ground
Stepping over bodies in Chinatown
For his beatbox the sacredness surrounds
Top Rank vocal percussion bounce
Disciplined disisciple of the cypher
Keeping rappers calm
For 10 years plus its Jason Tom

Congratulations Jason! Sending love from Japan:)

Happy 10th year Anniversary, Jason! Continue to make an impact on the community through your your talent of Beatboxing and your words that encourage us to go after our dreams. Thank you for all that you do, God bless.

-Justin Gouveia

Good job in leading the men at your life group. What an awesome time of fellowship and getting into the word.
I liked the video of you at the radio station. Looks like you had a great time there.

Thank you for sharing and happy 10 year anniversary on Jason.com.

Jason Tom You are amazing. I listened all your interview. You were right in everything you said. "the more we age the more we learn..." "because if we stop learning we stop growing" This part I loved the most, but also I loved the way you talked. Man, you know how to talk ! Your talk seemed very relaxed, and friendly, and I loved listening your voice until the end. I am really proud of you. ♥️ Has been an honor to listen you during almost one hour, and at the end I really was surprised that you mentioned my name first. I am so happy for that ♥️ Keep doing same good work with your beatbox, keep growing. I'm sending you all my LOVE , and thanks a lot for thinking of me during your interview. I really appreciate. ♥️♥️♥️

You are amazing. I loveeee

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Tune in Saturday 11am on AM830 KHVH with special guest #JasonTom on the #TeamLally Radio Show with Attilio Leonardi and Adrienne Lally. Visit JasonTom.com and TeamLallyRadio.com, follow @TeamLally and @TeamLally_Hawaii @kellerwilliamshonolulu @kellerwilliamsrealty
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Team Lally Real Estate Radio is a syndicated radio show that covers news, local businesses, events, outstanding neighborhoods, and real estate happenings all over Honolulu and the entire state of Hawaii. Hosts Adrienne Lally and Attilio Leonardi, Brokers/Owners of Team Lally brings you special guests and experts from all over the real estate community.

The Team Lally Real Estate Radio Show strives to keep you up to date on one of the nation's most competitive real estate markets, controversial topics, and advice that can affect the sale or purchase of your home. This isn't your typical radio show, we make real estate fun!
Tune in this weekend with special guest #JasonTom Hawaiʻi's Human Beatbox on the #TeamLally Radio Show hosted by Antillio Leonardi and Andrienne Lally. 
AM830 KHVH: Saturday at 11am

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I LOVE what Christ has done with your life, Jason! I'm so thankful for his faithfulness. I pray he continues to speak through your powerful testimony of deliverance.
Happy 10 years old, jasontom.com!!

Hey man happy 10th year anniversary. You are an amazing person and bring cheerfulness to everyone around you, including me. :D glad to have met you, amazing beatboxer, performer, person, always. thanks

Hey man happy 10th year anniversary. You are an amazing person and bring cheerfulness to everyone around you, including me. :D glad to have met you, amazing beatboxer, performer, person, always. thanks

Congratulations! Happy anniversary!

Hey Jason! I remember watching you back when you came to perform at my middle school (Central Middle School) you were so awesome! You got some of my classmates so inspired at what you do and it’s just amazing how much they improved and you’ve improved also. Happy 10th year Anniversary, Much love.