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Legend of Zelda Story at Hot Topic

April 15, 2017 at 01:22PM

Two years ago I met this trio Jennifer, Jeffrey and Charley at the Legend of Zelda section of the Ala Moana Center's Hot Topic store and one of them recognized me from one of my past performances at a hip-hop jam. I shared with them I was shopping for Legend of Zelda gear as I am about to prepare for my friend's son's 1st Birthday Party and the party theme is the Legend of Zelda. Then last year, Charley and Jennifer as well as the Kaimuki High School Band supported and voted for me in the NextNext Hawaii Music Competition and Charity Event where the proceeds from their votes went to the charity of my choice, the Ronald McDonald House Hawaii. Jennifer also shared with me that she was assisted by the Ronald McDonald House Charity and this meant so much to her a…

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Ukulele Beatbox Tutorial

April 11, 2017 at 01:13AM

Jody Kamisato and Jason Tom with this Ukulele Beatbox Collaborative Tutorial. An ukulele is a 4-string instrument that originated in Portugal and it was later introduced to the Hawaiian Islands during the plantation period and the ukuelele was adopted into our Hawaiian Music Culture throughout the Hawaiian Islands. It's an instrument that nearly all residents young and old of the Hawaiian Islands pick up and start playing or have at one point picked up playing and tried it. Beatboxing originates in the A Cappella vocal art tradition from the musical stylings and genre of jazz with scat singing and the urban hip-hop music culture and can be traced even further back to African cultural vocal traditions and languages. Jody and Jason had a great time with this collab…

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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.

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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Open Mic

December 26, 2015 at 08:28PM

"Open Mic"
Join us this Monday, December 28th at 7pm at our On Fire 2 Worship Night
at Regal Bakery, 100 N. Beretania Street
Sign up required!
Worship, Christmas and Positive songs, poetry, beatbox, and dance.
Subject to approval.

Jesus is the Reason for this Season!
"Surely you shall call a nation you do not know, And nations who do not know you shall run to you, Because of teh Lord your God, And the Holy One of Israel; For He has glorified you." Isaiah 55:5

First Thursdays @ Fresh Cafe

September 9, 2013 at 03:15PM

Jason Tom & Kahlil @ Ong King Performing Arts Center

September 8, 2013 at 01:10PM

First Fridays Hawaii
Jason Tom (Honolulu) & Kahlil (New York City) at the Ong King Art Center
2nd Annual Back to School Kick Off

#ThrowbackThursdays TEDx Talk #beatbox

September 5, 2013 at 06:25PM

RAW Honolulu Interview

July 8, 2012 at 06:15PM

Jason Tom interview from RAW Honolulu's first event, "Solstice." Thank you Jimmy Salazar!

As of July of 2012 RAW happens in over 54 U.S. cities and Australia. RAW will launch in China and Europe in 2013.

Also featured in RAW: Solstice were Blank Canvas who recently won first place at the Kia Motors Dubstep Contest World Final in Warsaw, Poland. Congratulations to Kid Robot and Silk!

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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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Performing for the First Time, Anxiety, and Stage Fright

December 16, 2011 at 12:02PM

A very helpful video about Performing for the First Time, Anxiety, and Stage Fright by beatboxing tutorialist Fat Tony.

Jason Tom TEDxHonolulu Photostream Set 3

November 20, 2011 at 06:53PM

Here is the flickr photostream set 3 of my TEDxHonolulu presentation "Vocal Groove." I also brought in my surprise guest popper Philosophy of Shell Shock (he and his dance group also presented at TEDxWaiakea) and it was my way of connecting to two TEDx's of Hawaiʻi (island of Oʻahu and Hawaiʻi) through time and travel. Also posted is my TEDxHonolulu presentation photostream set 1 and set 2. Hope you enjoy!

Shout out to George Carroll (we share the same birthday), Kaala Souza, Empowered Presentations, and the X-Team! Props to all of the presenters, volunteers, photographers, videographers, and attendees! TED.com's human beatbox James "AudioPoet" Burchfield have also reached out to me over time expressing great interest to collaborate and connect with me. Shou…

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Jason Tom TEDxHonolulu Photostream Set 2

November 20, 2011 at 06:50PM

Here is the flickr photostream set 2 of my TEDxHonolulu presentation "Vocal Groove." I also brought in my surprise guest popper Philosophy of Shell Shock (he and his dance group also presented at TEDxWaiakea) and it was my way of  connecting to two TEDx's of Hawaiʻi (island of Oʻahu and Hawaiʻi) through time and travel. Also posted is my TEDxHonolulu presentation photostream set 1 and set 3. Hope you enjoy!

Shout out to George Carroll (we share the same birthday), Kaala Souza, Empowered Presentations, and the X-Team! Props to all of the presenters, volunteers, photographers, videographers, and attendees! TED.com's human beatbox James "AudioPoet" Burchfield have also reached out to me over time expressing great interest to collaborate and connect with me. S…

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Jason Tom TEDxHonolulu Photostream Set 1

November 20, 2011 at 06:45PM

Here is the flickr photostream set 1 of my TEDxHonolulu presentation "Vocal Groove." I also brought in my surprise guest popper Philosophy of Shell Shock (he and his dance group also presented at TEDxWaiakea) and it was my way of connecting to two TEDx's of Hawaiʻi (island of Oʻahu and Hawaiʻi) through time and travel. Also posted is my TEDxHonolulu presentation photostream set 2 and set 3. Hope you enjoy!

Shout out to George Carroll (we share the same birthday), Kaala Souza, Empowered Presentations, and the X-Team! Props to all of the presenters, volunteers, photographers, videographers, and attendees! TED.com's human beatbox James "AudioPoet" Burchfield have also reached out to me over time expressing great interest to collaborate and connect with me. Shou…

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Dragon Upstairs

July 16, 2010 at 02:43PM

Photos by: Hiko Arasaki


Courtesy of the 808 Life:

My impromptu performance with B.Cap and Santino at the Dragon Upstairs with the Jazz Minds family. My performance was dedicated to Santino (one of my vocal heroes who I met at the Dragon Upstairs two years prior). I will miss you Santino! Thank you so much for all that you've mentored me about Santino! Your vocal skills blow my mind.

http://the808life.com/wordpress/2010/07/13/the-santino-revolution/

Mahalo!

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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

This A-Profiler we bring you 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.


Your site URL:
www.jasontom.com

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TGIF MetroMix Cover Story

October 2, 2009 at 11:27AM

Jason Tom's got beat

The young beatboxer is a walking, talking instrument
by Tracy Chan
Metromix

http://honolulu.metromix.com/music/article/jason-toms-got-beat/1504432/content

^----this version has an exclusive photo gallery and video performance from 2008.

He's got beat

Jason Tom captivating audiences with human beatbox skills
by Tracy Chan
Metromix

http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20091002/ENT/910020317/He%20s%20got%20beat

^---this version has some photos and an exclusive video shot for the Honolulu Advertiser in a freight elevator.

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The worlds #1 beatboxer!

A super energetic performer and entertainer.

Though I've never met him, he appears to be a holistic individual who emphasizes on being healthy spiritually, mentally and physically. I believe this is what has driven him to achieve his goals and kept him running the race :)

Upbeat, both in personality and in art. A connecting force in the community and music circles. Fresh energy in the international beatboxing realm. Innovative niche-maker in Hawaiian entertainment. Christ-follower. Someone I have known for years and am glad to call friend. That's Jason Tom to me.

Jason Tom is living proof that dreams come true if you work for it! He is a mentor, an inspiration, and continues to be humble through all his achievements. He is a friend to all!

Some people tell you about their dreams. Jason Tom actively pursues it every day.

Jason (or “Spidermon” as I used to call him in Highschool) can be perceived as a bit shy on the surface. He is still the same kind and genuine person as before except now more well-known. He is ready to bust out his beatboxing talent anytime and anywhere and share his passion with anyone willingly to learn and listen.

He exudes a special type of charisma that you can’t help but to feel inspired in his presence. Because you can see the overflowing passion in his eyes while it also tugs at your soul. I know he attributes much of his success and opportunities to GOD, but he is a super hard worker who is constantly working to improve his craft and himself. Because he never settles for just good enough.

The most important thing (I believe), is that he has not forgotten he is human-- who lives and hurts just like the rest of us. But he is able to turn the negatives and use it as incentives for positive development.

If you ever have doubts in yourself, Jason is the living proof that anything is possible.

Hio

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Jason Tom is my very talented friend...in my eyes and experience he is one of the world's best beat box entertainer and a master at his talent in rythms and beats and tones...very first time I saw and met him a few years ago at a event in Aloha Tower Honolulu, when i heard him I knew then he would be as good as he wants to be...keep it up my friend
Rolando Sanchez

Jason is very talented. He can sing, beatbox and draw!

Jason Tom is a pioneer of the art of human beatbox in Hawai. Artist, Educator, Creative Entrepeneur.

Jason is an amazing beatboxer who captures his audience with his talented array of beats. His desire is not to keep his talent, yet to inspire others to grow their ability to stardom. Generously gives his time and talents to delivery a positive message while he was volunteering for MUSIC WITH A MESSAGE for almost a decade reaching over 10,000 to 20,000 students each year high and middle schools.

Jason Tom is the local prodigy to rise from this little island called Hawaii to become a professional rapper and make it big. But not only that he is very kind and holy and praises Our holy father named Jesus

He is a very friendly and humble guy. He always convinced people to follow their dreams no matter how big or small their dreams are. Since I first saw him in 2006 , he has been my motivation to follow my dreams.

Jason Tom truely is a human beat box. Full of inspired talent in the realm of interpreted beats and sounds, he captivates audiences with his enthusiasm and love for beat boxing and brings people together from all walks of life to share his unique talent and skills in the art. Inspiring people to venture outside of thier comfort zone and to reach for the stars, Jason Tom encourages others to follow thier heart and passions, whatever it may be, in alignment with positivity.

Jason Tom is an aural shaman. In a band, nothing is more important than the rhythm, kept in alignment by the bass or drums. Jason Tom provides that in spades, grounding you in an immaculate surreal soundscape, and plays a perfect host as he establishes the background before he starts to slant the narrative via classy changes until you realize you've been led into a wormhole and have come out of it with extra Hip Hop genotypes that end up becoming phenotypical as you exude a little more street out of your pores as collateral damage from the Jason tom experience, which is what you wanted all along but never realized you did:)

Jason Tom is a professional beat boxer
And also a big inspiration to the youth of Hawaii and many other places
I've talked to him personally and I know that he's a very good person and he follows his dreams
He's full of motivation talent and love for music!
#jasontom

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