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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 Con…

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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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This is so awesome. I can't wait to see it and see what God has in store for you.

So awesome Jason!! Can't wait to see it!!

So Excited . Can't wait to see it !

Continue to do what you love and to fulfill God’s calling on your life. Can’t wait to see it!

Good job homie! Keep doing you! And keep up the good work!!

Hey, sharp! Can’t wait for the episode. Pretty stoked to see what you do there. My friend’s @hi sessions are so dope. Glad they brought you on!

Cheers!

Hey Jason,
Glad to see you still performing! Keep up the good work! Hopefully, you'll come back to the Bay area soon!

love the caption "Her math tutor can dance". :)

What a beautiful tribute to your dad! He must be so proud of you. Thank you for your labor of love to your students and to the community.

Happy labor day,
Interesting read.

Jason you are awesome, so focused and committed to your craft and compelled to share and educate others. Human Beatbox Academy?!?! WHAT!?! Amazing, I didn't even know. Keep it up, look forward to our future encounters my friend.

Amazing performance of dance using sound and body. Your have an amazing flow.
Keep sharing that talent of yours!

Yup bro yu are awesome as I am big fan of beat box and yu ar beatboxer as I am fan of yu tool.

That was amazing!!! Beatboxing and doing the moonwalk at the same time!!! Mind-blown dude!

Amazing job. proud of yah bud. keep it up

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Child of the 1980's and child of God, #JasonTom, Hawaiʻi's Human Beatbox, is a mathematician moonwalker who sings music with his voice. #jasontomblog

I love her. My niece loves to dance when I beatbox for her. She's adorable and she calls me, \
I venerate our US Veterans and those serving in our Armed Forces! When I received that call to visit and perform for and honor our American Veterans at US Vets Barber's Point Kapolei. No doubt, do I not just answer that call, I settle that call. I met an incredible veteran by the name of Charles with great focus and head on his shoulders and with words of edification and encouragement he and I prayed for one another. Thank you Nicole Lam, Prisma Dance, and to our great US Veterans. To those who served our country, I salute you great men and women for having served our great and beautiful nation called America. To those who are currently serving in our Armed Forces in the army, navy, air force, coastal guard, and marine corps, I too honor, venerate and I appreciate your service and I too salute you brave men and women.

PC: Brian Bat
This is just one of the reasons why I get out there to do what I do day in and day out. Night in and night out. I am stoked there is no clocking in and no clocking out. No complaints here in doing my line of work. I don't tire in my work, because I don't mind working what I love and working with excellent people. I love being able to answer the call, share these gifts, devote time and talent to uplift the young patients at Shriners Hospital for Children. This is bigger than my gift and bigger than me, myself and I. It's about helping and assisting and uplifting others. To be kind to one another, and to genuinely care for our neighbor, our family. It's one of the most rewarding experiences to see the many smiles and to hear the laughter of those patients. Thank you Nicole Lam, Prisma Dance, Angela Keen, and Shriners Hospital for Children!
So great to reunite with Angela Keen! Tonight, I had an honor to volunteer my time at Shriners Hospital for Children with Prisma Dance as we cheered the young patients there up. I beatboxed and danced for them and offered beatbox lessons. They rocked the microphone and all. They were incredible! I loved every moment, especially when one of the patients in his wheelchair rocked the beatboxing on my microphone and my dance buddy Henry danced to his beatboxing. That was something I had not seen in all 13 of my years performing live. It was rewarding to see their smiles and the patients enjoying himself and herself. All of the dancers did great too from ballet, jazz, acrobatics to hip hop, and our dance contest. I loved it all!

As for Angela Keen, growing up in Honolulu I watched her as a news anchor and I didn't think then that she'd one day interview me at the First Inaugural TEDx Honolulu Conference years back. She asked me great questions. She also knows my good friend Jody Kamisato and I told her he said, \
Spent quality time performing music, dance, and sharing words of edification, encouragement, honor, praise, desserts, and prayers with Prisma Dance to our brave and strong American veterans at US Vets in Barber's Point Kapolei last week. Here Hiro and I improvised on our viola and beatbox collaboration. We had blessed time.

PC: Brian Bat
I want to thank those of you who inbox'd me and inquired about my Hisessions shoot. My Hi Sessions episodes is in post production. I had a great time shooting with the Hi Sessions team. I just followed up with them and heard my episodes could launch December of this year or January of next year. People who have written shared with me that they can't wait and are buzzing about it right at this moment. Me too. Very exciting. Stay plugged in! I will keep you posted!
First Inaugural Rock The School Bells Hawaii Conference at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Campus. Dance, breakdance and beatbox workshop! What? Yes!

Other workshops included the dj and producer workshop, emcee and rap workshop, writing and aerosol canvas art workshop.
I am grateful and blessed to have an honor to have volunteered my time with Prisma Dance and to have performed for, converse with and pray for our brave and strong American veterans at US Vets in Barber's Point Kapolei last week. I am grateful to our American veterans for having served our great and beautiful nation.

2017 is wrapping up. What a fruitful year 2017 is. The biggest loss was when I lost my father on this Father's Day. I've honored my father's last wishes for what he wants and wanted me to fulfill in life. I am also working on another one of his final wish for me. My father didn't make it for his 85th birthday. There is not a day I don't think of my father or miss him. Father God has shown my earthly father at his best in my visions and dreams since his passing on multiple occasions that brought great comfort and peace.

Staying productive with the beatboxing....
I've performed for and spoken at...
- Bboy Reunion at Pure Nightclub
- First Friday at Downbeat Lounge
- Rising Melody at Downbeat Lounge
- Kick Butts Day at Hawaii State Capitol
- Revive Christian Fellowship at Iolani School
- Friday Night Flow at Inspire Church Waikele
- Boy Scouts at Iolani School
- Skillz Talk at Pure Nightclub
- Hawaii Baptist Academy
- Sung a song dedicated to my father & spoke at my father's funeral
- 1212 Session Hawaii at Kewalo Basin Kakaako .
- Hawaii Baptist Academy
- Prisma Dance Summer Intensive II
- 6th Annual Pacific Ink & Art Expo at Neal Blaisdell Cente
- Uplift at Ala Moana Centerstage .
- 2nd Annual Taste of Chinatown at the Smith Beretania Park .
- HI Sessions Shoot .
- 3rd Annual Moon Festival at Chinatown Cultural Plaza Moongate St .
- US Vets at Barber's Point Kapolei .
- First Inaugural Rock The School Bells Hawaii Conference at the University of Hawaii at Manoa

I will perform for a hospital and high school reunion party next week. I am grateful to be booked 'til December 2018 as my work is far from done and I am always working on music with my voice called beatboxing. I will meet with clients in the coming weeks to discuss potential tours, endeavors, performances, projects, and what not.

PC: Nicole Lam
First Inaugural Rock The School Bells Hawaii Conference at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Campus.