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Nicole Paris and Ed Cage: A beatboxing lesson from a father-daughter duo

December 11, 2015 at 10:56AM


Nicole Paris was raised to be a beatboxer — when she was young, her father, Ed Cage, used to beatbox her to sleep at night. Now the duo is known for their beatbox battles and jam sessions, which mix classic rap beats with electronic dance sounds. Prepare yourself for a bit of a hip-hop history lesson, and enjoy the show.

TEDx Talks Jason Tom

October 31, 2013 at 04:43PM

Jason Tom (presenter at TEDxHonolulu) and Philosophy of the Shell Shock dance crew (presenters at TEDxWaiakea) collaborate on "Vocal Groove," beatboxing and popping collaborative presentation at the Honolulu Design Center's Cupola Theatre. Ideas worth spreading.

http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/TEDxHONOLULU-Jason-Tom-Vocal-Gr

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KITV4's Morning News

October 27, 2013 at 03:02PM

2013 Hawaii Children and Youth Day

October 22, 2013 at 02:41PM

Jason Tom at Children and Youth Day
Jason Tom at the Hawaii Children and Youth Day

I performed on October 6, 2013 at the Hawaii State Capitol for the 20th Annual Children and Youth Day. It was a challenging one since there were some sound technicalities and a neighboring event that drowned me out. I could barely hear myself while performing, audience could barely hear me as well, but I went with it nonetheless. Also featured Keanu in action. Here's a video that recently surfaced (mahalo to Natalie):

Shout out to Freelance brand! I was fitted with the Freelance brand Wavy snapback and its Been Wavy shirt combo.

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The Spot at Diverse Art

July 31, 2013 at 08:41AM

The Spot
All Elements
Beatboxing, Breaking, DJ, Writers Bench, MC

Every First Friday

Diverse Art
604 Ala Moana Blvd
Across Restaurant Row
Back of the old Comp USA Bldg

5-9PM
All Ages
$3

DJ Packo
DJ Une
Workhouse

FB: The Hip-Hop Spot in Kakaako

George Harrison - While My Guitar Gently Weeps

July 17, 2013 at 10:19PM

"While My Guitar Gently Weeps (George Harrison)"
instrumental music cover by Jake Shimabukuro and Jason Tom

featuring TEDx Talks by Hawaii presenters (published on March 5, 2012)


Jason Tom and Jake Shimabukuro, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2006


Jason Tom, Jake Shimabukuro, and Andrew Jim in Honolulu, Hawaii, 2011

Jake Shimabukuro
Jake Shimabukuro is on a mission to revolutionize the world's perception of the ukulele. Starting out at a local coffee shop in Hawai‘i, Shimabukuro has swept onto the international stage, touring and recording with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Bette Midler, Jimmy Buffett, Ziggy Marley, Bela Fleck, and Cyndi Lauper. His unique rendition of George Harrison's, While My Guitar Gently Weeps has received over 9 million downloads on YouTube. Shimabukuro believe…

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Hikakin and Nonstop

August 13, 2012 at 09:24PM

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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3 Back To Back and Honolulu Twestival

March 23, 2011 at 06:53PM

This past Saturday, March 19th, I beatboxed at 3 shows at 3 different locations. I was featured in the Honolulu Magazine, Honolulu Star Advertiser, Honolulu Pulse, Honolulu Weekly, Nonstop Honolulu, Midweek, HNLnow and more!

My evening started out with my first show which was a Japan Benefit Concert at Oceans 808, located in Restaurant Row. Tracy Chan of Nonstop Honolulu was on hand to do photo coverage of the event.


Then I hopped on over back to Chinatown for the film competition event Showdown In Chinatown at Next Door. Hawaiian Ryan of 102.7 Da Bomb was on hand to do photo coverage of the event.



Then I closed my night off by opening up for Family Dinner's "Now Serving" Album Release Party at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Ward Warehouse. "Now Serving" on iTunes http:/…

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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.

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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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