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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 …

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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!

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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 …

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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, Ja…

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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…

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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

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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+

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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…

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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

click above image or text links to view article in a new window, check it

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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 t…

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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 h…

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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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PUJA 2010: Love Letters at WCC Paliku Theater

May 10, 2010 at 06:02PM


the masterful GUI ALVES for PUJA: LOVE LETTERS 2010

photo: Joe Marquez


the Rhythm Renegades for PUJA: LOVE LETTERS 2010

photo: Joe Marquez


SANGHA Dance Theater for PUJA: LOVE LETTERS 2010

photo: Joe Marquez


COLLEENA SHAKTI for PUJA: LOVE LETTERS 2010

photo: Bob McKeand


SAMANTHA TAVARES of SAMBA AXE for PUJA: LOVE LETTERS 2010

photo: Joe Marquez


ANASMA for PUJA: LOVE LETTERS 2010

photo: Joe Marquez


EL LOBO & MISS WILLOW for PUJA: LOVE LETTERS 2010

photo: Joe Marquez

Willow Chang and Pas…

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AA Risings Interview

April 19, 2010 at 05:10PM

This issue of the A-Profiler, Ray Lam interviews Hawaii beatboxing artist Jason Tom. Find out what inspired him to become a beat boxer, what approach he takes to beatboxing, and where he has had the best Chinese food.

A-Profiler is a regular series profiling up-and-coming and established artists in an informal questions-and-answers format. If you would like to find out about past profiles or would like to be profiled, visit http://www.aarising.com/aprofiler/ for more information.





Jason Tom

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AMIN Interview

April 13, 2010 at 04:39PM

A few weeks ago I did an interview with May Pang's Asian Media Internet News (AMIN) journalist Maimounah Masudi. I share my story along with my experiences with opening for Quest Crew, the Jabbawockeez, Michael Winslow, and my awe-inspiring experience at the International Secret Agents concerts in 2009. Click below image for the complete interview:



Hawaii is known as one of the most beautiful places on earth. I dream of going there one day to walk its beaches and experience the wonderful cult…

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