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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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Upcoming Shows

September 30, 2016 at 02:31AM

Jason Tom's upcoming shows.. Sunday, October 2nd Jason Tom will be performing from 2:20pm to 2:50pm for Hawaii Children & Youth Day at the Hawaii State Capitol's Kalanimoku Building Main Stage.



Then on First Friday, October 7th, Jason Tom will be co-headling with Mike Love at Downbeat Diner & Lounge, 21+, 9pm, $5 cover.

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.

Taste of Chinatown Honolulu

August 12, 2016 at 10:49AM


Join us for a free family friendly event in the heart of Chinatown! Sample tastings from the many new area chefs, browse artisan wares, engage in various keiki activities and take advantage of special offers available only on this day. Or just relax and enjoy cultural demonstrations and entertainment in a park setting.

Participating Eateries:
Artizen by MW
Downbeat Diner
Kan Zaman
Little Village
Pig and the Lady

Entertainment*:
10:45-11:15 Traditional Lion Blessing
11:30 - 11:50 Students from the Kalihi Community Center Ukulele Program
12:00 - 12:20 Emi Hart & Tim Ball
12:30 - 12:50 Ke Kani Nahe
1:00 - 1:20 Drawings, Prizes
1:30 - 1:50 Dancers Delite (Farrington & Kalakaua)
2:00 - 2:20 Ben and Maila
3:00 - 3:20 Au's Shaolin
3:30 - 3:50 Jason Tom…

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Harry and Cheryl Salem at Word of Life

May 16, 2016 at 08:02PM


Harry and Cheryl Salem are a powerhouse couple for Jesus, and their testimony of how God can bring victory through adversity is evident in their ministry. At a young age, Cheryl was involved in an accident that nearly took her life and left her crippled. After doctors told her she could never walk again, she defied all the odds and walked down the runway as she was crowned Miss America in 1980. Harry had a burdensome childhood at age 10 after his father passed away; leaving him with the mandate to be the man of the house for his mother and sisters. When both Harry and Cheryl encountered Jesus, their lives were never the same! You will be encouraged in the Word and strengthened in your faith as you hear the heart of God through the ministry and message of Harry and …

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Human Beatbox of Hawaiʻi Nei Documentary

April 23, 2016 at 10:21PM

Human Beatbox of Hawaii Nei Documentary
Mr. Jason Tom the Human Beatbox of Hawai'i Nei Documentary

Meet Black Rhythm

April 23, 2016 at 06:35PM

Black Rhythm TED Talk Black Rhythm TED Talk

Black Rhythm is one of my understudies... he's a wonderful human beatbox to look out for... he's already doing big things and he's only been doing this professionally for four years and is far exceeding many world class beatboxers known today that have been around far longer. I coached him from the very beginning and watched him grow.. he's wise and humble and a great student, a wonderful human being... and a wonderful friend. Black Rhythm is a true role model for his people and culture!!! He is a wonderful human being!!!

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My Female Beatbox Mentor

April 23, 2016 at 05:34PM

Elaine FinnellElaine Finnell (formerly known as Elaine Chao) is one of my earliest beatbox mentors. It's due to her inspirational Apollo live televised performance in 2003 that sparked an interest for me to pursue beatboxing professionally. Her snares, her mouth drumming, her scratches, crowd interaction is so on point!!! She was a co-worker of one of my first-cousins from the Bay Area.... who I am very close with. Elaine and I exchanged e-mails and she gave me wisdom and advice that it stuck with me forever. I apply everything she shared with me. It it weren't for her.. I wouldn't be the beatboxer that I am today. Thank you Elaine!!! You're the greatest female human beatbox of all time in my book!

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National Beatbox Day

April 23, 2016 at 05:25PM


June 10, 2016 is "National Beatbox Day" in honor to the creators and contributors of the Human Beatbox and to honor Darren "Buffy" Robinson aka The Human Beatbox aka DJ Doc Nice. Special thank you to the Brooklyn's Borough President Eric L. Adams for creating this platform and historic achievement. This is for Hip Hop Culture worldwide!!!

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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SANTOKI feat. MAD LOVE (Purevybe/LA/Big Island) JASON TOM SEJIKA TOKI

February 18, 2016 at 01:00AM

Friday, February 19, 2016 at Next Door

Doors 9pm, 10pm to 2am.

SANTOKI
featuring
MAD LOVE (Purevybe / LA, Big Island)
JASON TOM Oahu beatbox champion
TOKI
SEJIKA
MONKEY
$5 donation

Come celebrate Toki’s birthday with us! 

Featuring Purevybe’s MAD LOVE. Formerly rinsing D&B as Tigerlilly, resident DJ at Amethyst (Big Island) and Purple 33 (Los Angeles), Mad Love is shaking up dance floors from Hawaii to Spain. 

Sejika is a Hawaii favorite, from hosting KTUH’s Friday Dub Crawl, playing festivals and club nights in town, and opening for DJs like S.P.Y, Empress, and Loxy. As a radio DJ, Sejika is a branded voice with iHeartRadio, Evolution 99.1 and Star 101.9!

Toki began DJing in 2002 with Sisters In Sound. Her musical style began with he…

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Shadows Styles x Pow! Wow! Hawaii

February 10, 2016 at 12:58PM

SHADOW STYLES 4 
All ages event

Presented by the Pro Breaking Tour & Sanctioned by UDEF
.................... Pro Breaking Tour UDEFtour.org .....................

Shadow Styles 4 is a Pro Breaking Tour Futures Series event

Competitors who wish to be eligible to compete at Shadow Styles 4 are required by organizer Lino Leanski Delgado to be registered with UDEF and classified as TOUR COMPETITORS. Such TOUR COMPETITOR registrations can be completed online at: www.udeftour.org/register/

Shadow Styles 4 competitors must confirm their registration with UDEF as TOUR COMPETITORS with Cracker Zacks to be eligible to compete in the bboy/bgirl battles, and to be added to the official registration list for this Pro Breaking Tour Future Series competition. Plea…

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Freelance Fam and Tom Thum

February 8, 2016 at 08:51AM

Spent quality time and enjoyed a meal together with the Freelance Fam Duke and Kiki King! We've believed in each other since the first time we met and have really grown together. We went through so much together, and we're a team! Words alone cannot express my level of gratitude for all the years of growing with the Freelance Fam!




I also received these "Jason Tom" handstyles by Tom Thum, fellow TEDx Talk beatboxer alumni. Not only is Tom Thum a world class beatboxer, but he also has talent in art and handstyles, bombing, and he was also a b-boy. My former beatbox students look up to him. I have tremendous respect for Tom Thum... I first took notice of him at the 1st Beatbox Battle World Championship in 2005... he was the first World Beatbox Tag Team Cha…

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Miracles From Heaven

January 30, 2016 at 01:59PM

Based on a true story. I am grateful that two of my good female friends contacted me about Miracles From Heaven. I watched the advance movie preview a few nights ago and I have to say that Miracles From Heaven is an inspiring movie and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone when it hits movie theaters on March 16, 2016.

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!

BET Hip-Hop Awards Beatbox Cypher: Nicole Paris, Rahzel and Doug E. Fresh

January 24, 2016 at 12:41AM



The beatbox battle video between Nicole Paris and her mentor (her father) continues to circulate and is currently at 37,247,996 views on Facebook shared by Dj Aligator and many others!

Nicole Paris then appeared on the BET Hip-Hop Awards for a beatbox cypher with Doug E. Fresh and Rahzel the Godfather of Noyze here:

 

Mahalo Fresh Cafe

January 4, 2016 at 07:01PM


Hawaii's Human Beatbox Jason Tom performing for Trilogy II at Fresh Cafe Kakaako!
Photo credit: Eric Baranda of Frolic Hawaii

I am saddened to hear of the recent closing of Fresh Cafe Kakaako and Fresh Cafe Downtown! The downtown location was where the Honolulu Star-Advertiser interviewed me for a Today cover feature. I've also beatboxed there for First Fridays and other events. I remember it like it was yesterday when I beatboxed at one of the Kakaako location's first hip-hop events Last Call (2009), Freelance Brand's Apex (2010) & Trilogy II (2012), National Dance Week Hawaii All-Style Battle (2011), and Hawaii Slam's First Thursdays Poetry Slam & Open Mic (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015).

Here I am beatboxing for HawaiiSlam's First Thursdays at Fresh C…

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Beatbox & Improv at the Pagoda

January 4, 2016 at 05:10PM

This Saturday, January 9th is the Original Jams Improv Show at the Pagoda Hotel featuring some of Hawaii's top improv comedy players!

This month's special guests:
Fernando Pacheco, Comedian and Creator of "Almost Local"
Jason Tom, Hawaii's Human Beatbox!

Also featuring special guest improvisers:
Kehau Ramirez
Ryan Okinaka

Cost: $15 online or $20 at the door (tickets include a $5 drink token and validated parking at the Ross building on Rycroft). For $10 tickets, use the coupon code, "hawaiibeatbox," or mention "Hawaii Beatbox" at the door.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-original-jams-improv-show-at-the-pagoda-tickets-19398029027

Yummy food and drink will be available for purchase.

Tickets can be purchased online (includes group rates for 5 an…

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NEW LOCATION for HawaiiSlam's First Thursdays

January 4, 2016 at 04:57PM

We’re moving to a new location!!  Join us this Thursday (January 7th) at Hawaiian Brian’s for a top-notch installment of First Thursdays!!  The new space is located at 1680 Kapiolani Boulevard (on the 2nd floor). Hawaiian Brian’s is a premier performance space, and we will be in the large Crossroads concert hall. Parking is $2 if you stay for less than 4 hours, and $5 flat if you stay longer. There is plenty of street parking in the area as well (note, if you street park or walk/bike/bus, enter through the 24 Hour Fitness lobby on Kapi`olani and walk up the stairs). As always, this HawaiiSlam show will be hosted by Kealoha and will feature:

-- Jason Bayani, a veteran of the National Poetry Slam scene who has been a member of 7 National Poetry Slam teams an…

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Almost Local Episode 6

January 1, 2016 at 10:15PM

Catch my musical guest spot on Almost Local Episode 6 by clicking here or http://shows.oc16.tv/almost-local/episode-006-2/


Fernando Pacheco interviews Jason Tom, Hawaii's Human Beatbox


Jason Tom, Hawaii's Human Beatbox, performs on Almost Local Episode 6!

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Congratulations, my friend! I'm so happy for you, Jason!!! How awesome and totally wicked would that be! I know you've worked really hard and is always inspiring people all over the world. You do you and keep up the great work. Dreams do come true and good things do happen to good people!

Now wouldn't that be something! Your art has definitely touched lives. I look forward to the day it gets built. I'll be excited for that sam choy aquatic center also :D

Aye that's lit. Keep doing what you're doing and you're putting a positive influence to a lot people

Jason Tom is a one-of-a-kind individual. During my sophomore year of high school, I remember watching him beatbox for our school for just a few minutes and was blown away by the amount of talent he was able to showcase in just that limited amount of time. Fast forward about three years or so, I was looking to write a feature story of a KCC alumnus/alumna for the KCC newspaper and came across Jason's name online. He was quick to respond to me when I reached out to him, and he was very interested in being featured. I got the chance to interview him, and couldn't believe the stories that he had to share with me. Over a two hour period, I was able to learn a lot about who Jason was, and he has proved to me that anybody can make it in life when even in the toughest situations. His humor and charismatic nature really bring his personality to life, and I blows me away to know that he has a positive impact on the community not only through his beatboxing but also through his words. Jason is inspiring, and I'm glad that I got to chat with him and share his story with many others and beyond.

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That would be really cool to see that! It would be an honor!

Happy to say that the story of Jason has been published and can be read on our Kapi'o website at https://www.kapionews.com/index.php/2017/07/19/kcc-alumnus-inspires-community-through-beatboxing-motivational-speaking/. Thanks again Jason for allowing me the opportunity to share your story with many others, and for shedding light on our growing student newspaper! Check out kapionews.com for more!

This is awesome! Well-deserved for bradda Jason! This guy knows how to work hard, puts himself out there and performs. He also knows how to give back

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Hawaii's Human Beatbox Jason Tom enjoys reading "Compel" by Wally Matanza, "Change Your Story" by Art Sepulveda, "Comeback & Beyond" by Tim Storey.