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Thank You Kapiʻo News

August 26, 2017 at 03:50AM

I want to thank my Alma mater the University of Hawaiʻi at Kapiʻolani or also known as Kapiʻolani Community College, and the staff writers of the Kapiʻo News for proposing for a new campus amphitheater to be named after yours truly called the "Jason Tom Amphitheater" which made it on the "Dream Christmas Wish List for KCC" by Chris Takahashi, and they also featured me in their current August issue (print version) with an excerpt of the full online article entitled, "KCC Alumnus Inspires Community Through Beatboxing, Motivational Speaking" by Lexus Yamashiro. You can visit www.KapioNews.com to read the full articles.

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Flody Mayweather and Conor McGregor World Press Tour Los Angeles

July 12, 2017 at 12:53AM

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor kicked off their World Tour in Los Angeles with this press conference on July 11, 2017 at the Staples Center. What were your thoughts on this first press conference? For me, I felt that Floyd Mayweather served Conor McGregor in my honest feedback. This was quite an entertaining press conference. This will be an exciting fight for fight fans to see on August 26th at the MGM Grand. I know Floyd is a lot older, but I am a firm believer that experience in that boxing ring will aid Floyd. As a boxing and fight fan, I do want to see Floyd put on a boxing clinic on Conor. People say that Floyd have not seen a fighter like Conor, but to me it's the other way around. Conor have not fought a fighter like Floyd. People say Conor i…

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Hollywood Blockbusters Open Casting Call

March 27, 2017 at 06:49PM

​My actress colleague called me on a moment's notice on this Hollywood Blockbusters Open Casting Call for North Shore starring Channing Tatum and Tom Hardy. Also rumored for the Universal Studios movie film franchise, some are guessing it's Jurassic Park though it's not at all confirmed. Khon 2 News happened to do coverage on this and yours truly (Jason Tom) appear in two segments... first one I am beatboxing and the other part (inaudible) I make up an impromptu dialogue playing to the camera. Good times! I've been told I would get a call back. C'mon somebody!

 

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Metro Cover Story

September 28, 2016 at 11:48PM

Be sure to grab your copy of the latest issue of Metro. Jason Tom is the cover featured story. Now on newsstands until Friday, September 30th.

This Thursday at Hawaiian Brian’s!! The Grand Slam FINALS & 13th Anniversary... April 7th, 2016!!

April 6, 2016 at 03:01PM

It's on!!! The BIG SHOW is this Thursday (April 7th -- the Grand Slam FINALS and 13th Anniversary Show at Hawaiian Brian’s). Folks, we've been building up to this moment for an entire year, and it will definitely be the best slam poetry show by far!! It is also a fundraiser to send the HawaiiSlam Team to the National Poetry Slam in Georgia so please come out and support the cause. Last year, the HawaiiSlam Team placed 2nd in the nation, and this Thursday is your chance to see who will represent HawaiiSlam at this year’s national competition!! This super special championship show will be hosted by Kealoha (Hawai`i Poet Laureate) and will feature:
 
-- The 12 best poets from the 2015-2016 season rocking the mic in a three-round elimination match to determine who…

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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!

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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A beat from the Heart

December 23, 2015 at 10:56PM

"A beat from the Heart" is an article written by a contributing freelance writer on the local music and entertainment scene*

Jason Tom, The Human Beatbox, delivers quite the performance with his extensive vocal capacity, elevating energy, and overall charismatic presence. Tom has perfected the ability to produce a whirlwind of sound, a collaboration of new school and old school hip-hop using man’s original music maker, his voice. A nearly impossible feat for many to convey on a simple level, Jason has mastered the art of beatboxing; able to incorporate everything from snares, heartbeats, claps, and everything in between; all while singing simultaneously.

Jason first began making vocal beatboxing sounds at just four years old. Never having been exposed to the ar…

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Rhythm And Moves

June 9, 2015 at 07:20PM

Featured in the Star Advertiser Today Section, "Rhythm And Moves."


Jason Tom says beatboxing improves his cardio, lungs and strength. “When I beatbox I’m using my whole entire body. … It can be an interesting way to train.”

Rhythm And Moves

For Chinatown’s Jason Tom, beatboxing is a whole-body workout
By Nina Wu


Ask Jason Tom what he does for a workout and it’s not your typical routine of running or weightlifting.

Tom, 32, is a professional beatboxer. He already has a thin frame, but he swears the beatboxing — a form of vocal percussion — works his core and keeps him toned throughout the year.

“If I were to break it down, singing uses the diaphragm,” said Tom. “So when I practice, I’m taking deep breaths with my diaphragm, and whe…

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HNL Flow "Beatbox Hero" Feature

October 26, 2014 at 01:24AM

"Jason Tom Beatbox Hero" feature from pages 8 through 15 (click image above or below) inside issue #3 of HNL Flow: One For The Books, the premier online magazine about Honolulu's urban culture. Words by Ellie Kakazu, photos by Shawn Saito, video feature by Vina Cristobal, additional assistance by Peter Cheng.


JASON TOM - ISSUE 3 HNL FLOW from HNL FLOW on Vimeo.

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Rolling Like Thunder Interview

August 12, 2013 at 01:10PM

Rolling Like Thunder brand's exclusive interview with Jason Tom the Human Beatbox here

Broadcast Saturdays

January 31, 2013 at 04:29PM

Mahalo to Nonstop Honolulu's Tracy Chan for getting the word out on Do this! for this month's Broadcast Saturdays. Show starts right after the Night in Chinatown Street Festival is finished. It's gonna be EPIC!

Broadcast has moved to Saturday night, and the lineup this month is sure to draw in a crowd. The night features local hip-hop artists Beat Rock Krew, Pro, PRIE, Grip, KC Lyn and Jason Tom, with DJs Monkey and Syn on the decks.

Nextdoor; Saturday, Feb. 2 at 9 p.m.; $5; 18+

Source: http://www.nonstophonolulu.com/blogs/do-this-jan-31-feb-5/

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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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Featured on Island Scene

July 2, 2012 at 06:43PM

Featured on IslandScene.com's Body of Knowledge section
Finding the Flow: A beatboxer's victory over asthma.
By @fernrocks

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Beatboxing in Chinatown

April 13, 2012 at 08:56PM

Beatboxing in Chinatown Newspaper.

Beatboxing In Chinatown
Jason Tom

Jason Tom, 29, is a beatboxer whose unique sounds landed him in the world of slam poetry. He has been involved with slam poetry for six years now. Tom's intersection of beatboxing and slam poetry makes him a special breed in Chinatown. He said that the beauty of the two art forms is that both utilize the human voice.

Tom lives in the heart of Chinatown and he draws inspiration from the streets and people. His favorite place to watch his fellow slam poets is Fresh Cafe on Queen Street. Fresh Cafe hosts HawaiiSlam, the hottest event on First Thursdays to enjoy the poetry and some friendly competition. He has learned a lot of life lessons from the spiritually and highly philosophical elements of slam…

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Hawaii Business Magazine April 2012

April 10, 2012 at 06:27PM

Jason Tom's Human Beatbox Academy featured in the April 2012 issue of Hawaii Business magazine.

Jason Tom’s Human Beatbox Academy: Jason Tom leads the lively class at Chinatown’s ARTSmith, which is a great, creative alternative for kids.

Mahalo to Wil Farinas and Ellice Flores.

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Featured on Examiner

February 25, 2012 at 11:56AM

I am featured in an article about beatboxing and Hawaii hip hop on Examiner.com's cover page of the Honolulu location by Jason Mateo. Comment and share with friends to support the "voice" for the Hawaii hip hop community.

On another subject, check out more articles written by Jason Mateo and his TEDx Talks presentation "Fatherless Fatherhood."

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Girl Fest Interview

October 28, 2011 at 04:50AM

Jason Tom featured in an exclusive interview for November's edition of Girl Fest Hawaii's monthly e-zine, "What's Going On." Sign up for the Girl Fest newsletter here.

Our Conscious Brothers
An Interview with Jason Tom
The "Human Beatbox"

Girl Fest loves its conscious brothers in the community working to equalize gender disparities between men and women as well as boys and girls. That's why we jumped at the chance to interview local Hip-Hop artist Jason Tom aka the "Human Beatbox." You may have seen him on stage busting out sounds that normally come out of machines, but you may not know that he also teaches his art to girls and boys-- not to mention he's our kind of man against violence!

GFH: Where did you grow up, what do you do (your passion), and who we…

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May 31, 2011 at 10:13AM

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Ka Lamakua Music Feature

July 15, 2010 at 02:32PM

Ka Lamakua (the Creative Element) music feature. Big ups to Andrea DeCosta:

"Keeping time with the Human Beat Box"
by Andrea DeCosta

Photo credit: Joe Marquez (the Smoking Camera)

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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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Jason Tom is a pro beatboxer as seen + heard on TEDx Talks, Hi Sessions, Millennial Magazine, Beatbox Battle TV, Art+Flea TV, Team Lally Radio Show.

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Caught up with my Christian brothers Jorge, Nate and Grant. I've prepped these Mighty Men, have put a charge on Nate and Grant, and have sent them for this month's Encounter. Will continue to lift them up in prayer that no weapon formed against them shall prosper. #WeDoLifeTogether at @WordofLifeHi
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We are Fantastic Four and yes, Flash made it, on this Day the Lord has made for our Men's Life Group. I had a great time in facilitating and leading our @WordofLifeHi Men's #LifeGroup with these Mighty Men of God, valor, honor, and strength. Thank you Grant, Tony and Nate!
Tune in today with special guest #JasonTom on the #TeamLally Radio Show. Visit JasonTom.com and TeamLallyShow.com

AM830 KHVH: Saturday at 11am

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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 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
AM830 KHVH: Saturday at 11am

AM760 KGU: Saturday at 1pm & Sunday at 2:00 pm

FM95.1 KAOI: Saturday at 1pm & Sunday at 2:00 pm

AM690 KHNR: Saturday at 2pm & Sunday at 1pm

FM94.3 KDLX: Saturday at 2pm & Sunday at 1pm

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

AM760 KGU: Saturday at 1pm
& Sunday at 2:00 pm

FM95.1 KAOI: Saturday at 1pm
& Sunday at 2:00 pm

AM690 KHNR: Saturday at 2pm
& Sunday at 1pm

FM94.3 KDLX: Saturday at 2pm
& Sunday at 1pm

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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.