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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! 

Jason Tom Top 20 Human Beatbox Videos

March 3, 2017 at 02:53AM

Here are the top 20 Jason Tom Human Beatbox videos based on viewers (musicians, non-musicians, performance artists, non-performance artists, beatboxers, and non-beatboxers). These made the top 20! Is there one that you do not see (an honorable mention)? Please comment below.



20. Jason Tom @ Pearl City HS

​19. Brisbane's Tom Thum and Honolulu's Jason Tom


18. Jason Tom & Cherry Lei at Art After Dark


17. 808's Beat Box Master

​16. Moanalua Drug Free - Waikiki Bboys / Jason Tom / Diverse Arts / BRK


15. Jason Tom Beatboxing


14. Jason Tom "有隻雀仔跌落水 (有只雀仔跌落水)" Chinese Beatbox Remix


13. Jason Tom (Human Beatbox) at 2013 Children & Youth Day Hawaii

12. Jason Tom (Human Beatbox) Demo Reel


11. Jason Tom "Happy Birthday Kealoha (Hawaii Slam)"


10. Jason Tom, beatbox-dance number


​9. Jason Tom pe…

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Friday Night Flow Inspire Waikele

February 28, 2017 at 01:59AM

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • DATE: MARCH 10, 2017
  • DOORS OPEN AT 5PM
  • THIS EVENT IS FOR GRADES 7-12 ONLY!
  • COST: $5 AT THE DOOR PLUS 2 CANNED GOODS TO SUPPORT THE FOOD BANK
  • BRING CASH TO PURCHASE GOODS AT OUR SNACK BAR & SURF/SKATE VENDORS
  • ALL SPORTS ACTIVITIES WILL REQUIRE A SIGNED PERMISSION FORM (DOWNLOAD HERE)
  • STUDENT TALENT SHOW: DM YOUR AUDITIONS TO OUR IG @INSPIRE.YOUTH
  • DON’T COME ALONE, BRING YOUR SQUAD!!!

SPECIAL GUESTS:
PASTOR JEDIDIAH THURNER

HAWAII’S HUMAN BEATBOX: JASON TOM

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Little Dummer Boy by Rahzel and Jesse Europe Kwabi

December 10, 2016 at 04:17AM


​Rolling Stone: Rahzel from The Roots and Jesse Europe Kwabi collaborate for an amazing new take on the classic 'Little Drummer Boy' as part of our Holiday Playlist.
 

Rahzel PopTech

December 10, 2016 at 04:02AM

Rahzel makes some noise

Rahzel makes some noise from PopTech on Vimeo.

Being the beat

Being the beat from PopTech on Vimeo.

Rahzel
Known as the Godfather of Noyze, two-time Grammy Award-winning vocal percussionist, Rahzel, has mastered, then redefined the art of beatboxing, emerging as a true virtuoso in this quintessential musical art form. Rahzel doesn’t play musical instruments – he is the instrument. His singular ability to re-create full songs without instrumentation, sing a chorus, and provide the musical melody simultaneously, all while providing a plethora of sound effects on a whim, creates an inimitable visual and sound experience. Rahzel is most popularly known as member emeritus of hip hop’s cutting edge band, The Roots, and has lent his vocal talents to musical artists of all genres. His work has touched audiences in over 350 cities, across 40 countries. He …

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My Big Little Town NYC feat. MC Jin

December 10, 2016 at 03:42AM

My Big Little Town NYC feat. MC Jin

In Search Of The Chinese Kid That Raps | MC Jin | TEDxUCSD

December 9, 2016 at 01:52AM

In Search Of The Chinese Kid That Raps | MC Jin | TEDxUCSD

 

Prisma Dance presents Creation at Paliku Theatre

November 16, 2016 at 12:14AM
Creation at Paliku Theatre

I am excited to be able to share that I will be beatboxing in a collaborative effort for Creation, a production presented by Prisma Dance, for eight shows at the Paliku Theatre at Windward Community College this November 25th-27th and December 2nd-3rd. Creation is a premier production that presents the beauty of God’s creation through an artistic collaboration of dance, music, acrobatics, art, and poetry. Each piece focus’ on displaying God’s invisible qualities and characteristics through what He has created. Inspiration is drawn from Genesis 1 and Romans 1:20 "For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse". This production is a collaborative effort of local Hawaii talent and guest artists. For more information on the production Crea…

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NextNext Hawaii Music Contest Winners Announced

November 7, 2016 at 04:42PM

The Inaugural NextNext Music Competition and Charity Event sponsored by McDonald's owner-operators of Hawaii wrapped up with over 40 contestants and NextNext have announced the official winners! NextNext are going to award the Grand Prize for $5,000 and a recording contract offer with Amazing Record Co. to both Tahiti Rey and Emi Hart. Four 3rd Prizes for $1,000 to be awarded to Jason Tom, Brooks Maguire, the Fresh Preps, and Hook+Line. Four 4th Prizes for $500 to be awarded to Dennis and Christy Soares, Jonny Eureka, the Hollow Spheres, and Mikey Fiyah "the Messenjah."

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 votes to be verified. Incredible! What I also enjoyed was discovering talent I have not known of before even though many I…

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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 (Hawaii Hip Hop Collective)
4:00 - 4:20 Magician Kaulana
* subject to updates

Keiki Activities:
10:30 - 11:00 Chalk …

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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 Cheryl Salem!

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

Jason Tom featured on Beatbox Battle TV

April 23, 2016 at 07:01PM

Jason Tom featured on Beatbox Battle TV:

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 will represent Team HawaiiSlam at the 2016 National Poetry Slam in Georgia. Competing poets are TravisT, Destiny Sharion, …

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Very nice!

I want one

Beautiful insightful article!!!!

Great article. Happy New Years JT!

Jason is an atmosphere changer. He beats and the whole world beats with him. Truly a gift! God's going to use him mightily!

Outstanding! Big ups man!

great video with Jason !!!

WOW!!! Jason is super-human in his ability: not to just amazingly entertain but to inspire!!! We all love attending his shows whenever possible!!! Awesome interview and very insightful. Jason exemplifies "Live Aloha" on a global level.

Jason Tom is an excellent choice for this competition. He will make Hawaii proud.

Jason Tom is the best !!!

Awesome!!!!

Sweet skills!

I´m not a beatboxer ... but I love beatbox :) ... Your work is excellent,and I really enjoy to listening :)....
Keep up the good work :)... Greetings

Truly a wonderful performance and unique art form! Beat boxing can be difficult to do; it takes great skill, precision in both breathing and muscle control, a great ear, comfort of one's own body, plus high charged energy to engage an audience. Jason Tom has all those skills, combined with massive drive. I predict Jason Tom will be laying down tracks soon and touring.

Go Jason! Go Jason!

My man Jason.!!
Man you have grown since we met i LA..!!!
Keep up the good work..!!
All the best
Your fan for life..!
Mick