Jason Tom: My former high school classmate Jess Navarrete overheard me beatboxing to myself while I did classwork my freshman year, and I still remember the look on his face 'til this day. He was sitting far away from me, but the look on his face when he turned around was priceless. He thought I had hid a radio somewhere, but the music actually came through me. I had…
I want to wish you a Happy Chinese New Year, lunar new year, and Spring Festival! gong xi fa cai! It's also Valentine's Day ♥. So happy Valentine's Day to you!
My personal 5 Recap on what has gone on in relation to my beatboxing from December 2009 to February 2010 in chronological order:
1. Opening for Michael Winslow was the cream of the crop for my entire 2009 and career. It was a real honor to work with someone I grew up watching in the Poice Academy films. After my performance he encourage…
Source: http://honolulu.metromix.com/events/essay_photo_gallery/20-things-to-do/1732724/content Aloha for Haiti
Cherry Blossom Cabaret and The Mercury Bar host a fundraiser for Doctors Without Borders, one of the groups providing aid in Haiti. Performers include dancer Willow Chang, Samba Axe, slam poet Bridget Gray, Dakini Dance Company, beatboxer Jason Tom, Laughtrack Theater comedians, DJ Jetboy and DJ Rolando de la Vega.
Aloha for Haiti Fundraiser The Mercury Bar Friday, Jan. 29 at 9 p.m. $…
In about one hour from now (after this blog have launched) you can catch the live stream of episode 5 of Shaka Talk featuring Jason Tom on
Shaka Talk episode 5 commercial version 2
LIVE steams on Olelo.org and TV air dates on ‘Ōlelo 52 for Shaka Talk episode 5 featuring Jason Tom are:
Friday, October 16, 12:00AM (midnight)
Friday, October 23, 12:00AM (midnight)
Friday, October 30, 12:00AM (midnight)
Friday, November 06, 12:00AM (midnight)
This Thursday night the 5th episode of Shaka Talk will have its television premiere on ‘Ōlelo 52 at 11:59PM. I believe a YouTube commercial of it is in the making as I type.
The 5th episode will feature a half-hour interview I did with show host Diar "D.R." Rhea and co-host Edna McMan. It's my first full length video/TV interview, and it was recorded before I left for Los Angeles. The Shaka Talk interview was fun to do. I want to thank Doug Upp (I've known Doug ever since I started perform…
"If you attend open mics, local rock shows, First Thursdays, or First Fridays, then you probably know Jason Tom. He is Hawaii's premier human beat box whose unique talent has made him a recognizable icon in the local music and art scene" -the 808 Scene Zine
I am spotlighted in issue #41 of the 808 Scene Zine for August 2009, and I am interviewed by Ellice Island. Over 25 issues and more than two years ago I made my debut in this monthly local music and art magazine. Big thanks goes out to the 8…
I'm not sure who've uploaded this video through mobile phone on Flickr, but thanks! This video features a short clip from my March 14th performance for the L&L Hawaiian Barbecue Keeaumoku (Wal-Mart location) Corned Beef Musubi Eating Contest. I've bumped into this video randomly about an hour ago. On a related note, I've had folks from several of my rece…
Today the McKinley High School Student Newspaper "The Pinion" featured an interview with Jason Tom. Special thanks goes out to the Pinion staff/advisors, Minna Jun, and McKinley High School. This is the online version of that interview.
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Beat boxing toward fame
Honoring a McKinley alum
By Minna Jun
Jason Tom, a graduate of McKinley High School class of '01, is known as the "Human Beat Box." Performing as a professional beat boxer, he first starte…
Over the years I have seen all kinds of musical talents from
different parts of the country and the world. I love the ones that
bring something new or something old with a fresh twist on it, not
straying too much from the origin. One day I came across a guy on a
website that was a music artist. He was very…