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Hawaii Beatbox Demo

August 12, 2013 at 01:02PM


Biggie Gz and Jason Tom in the MMA Hawaii octagon (Aloha Tower Waterfront).

This Hawaii beatbox demo features footage from...
- Honolulu Twestival at the Venue
- APEX at the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii
- Cover story video shoot at the Honolulu Advertiser building's freight elevator
- Shaka Talk episode #5 on Olelo 52
- TEDxHonolulu at the Hawaii Convention Center
- Corporate party at the Ilikai Hotel Waikiki
- Opening for Blue Scholars at the UH Manoa Center for Hawaiian Studies
- Graduation party at Hanapepe Neighborhood Center (Kauai)
- Music With A Message tour at Pearl City High School
- StarletShay interview at the Human Beatbox Academy
- Interview at the Diverse Art Center
- HawaiiSlam performance at Fresh Café
- Santino's Party at the Dragon Upstairs
- TEDxHonolulu i…

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Year of the Snake 2013

January 30, 2013 at 04:39PM

There's a lot going on this Friday and Saturday at Honolulu's Chinatown for the Chinese New Year celebration, year of the snake and Hawaii hip-hop. This past Saturday, January 26th, I performed a beatbox set at the Chinatown Cultural Plaza's Moongate Stage for the Chinese New Year Festival (hosted by the United Chinese Community Coalition).

This week, you can catch me this First Friday, February 1st, 7:00PM, at the Chinatown Cultural Plaza's Moongate Stage for the Chinatown New Year Celebration (10AM-10PM, hosted by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii).

Then this Saturday, February 2nd, I am performing on two stages for the Night In Chinatown Street Festival (10AM-10PM, hosted by the Chinatown Merchants Association), 6:00PM at the Smith Street Main Stage and…

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3 Shows in Chinatown Tonight

January 29, 2011 at 11:38AM

I'm performing 3 shows in Chinatown tonight.
6:30pm
at Pauahi Street Stage
Night In Chinatown Block Party

8:30pm

at Chinatown Cultural Plaza's Moongate Stage
Chinese New Year Celebration

10:00pm

at ARTS at Marks Garage
the New Eccentrics W/ Miss Fortune & Violetta Berreta of the Cherry Blossom Cabaret, Kamuela Kahoano, Nate Mark, Jason Tom

Couple of raw footage:
Kamuela Kahoano (djembe & vocals) & Jason Tom (throat singing & beatboxing)
Kaleidoscope at thirtyninehotel (Chinatown)




My Chinatown Cultural Plaza debut at the Chinese New Year Festival in 2008.

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2009 Chinese New Year Festival at Chinatown Cultural Plaza

January 12, 2009 at 05:58PM

Last Friday and Saturday United Chinese Coalition hosted its first week of the 2009 Chinese New Year Festival at the Chinatown Cultural Plaza. I performed two sets Friday night. My special guest Joel Spiral joined me for my second set performance to share the Chinese legend of the Ox.

This week Friday and Saturday will be the second week of the 2009 Chinese New Year Festival. I'm expected to perform on both nights. Joel Spiral will join me again for Friday, and I am working to bring another surprise guest. Entertainment at the Chinatown Cultural Plaza goes from 6pm to 10pm.

Here are photos from last Friday's event:

2009 Chinese New Year Festival at the Chinatown Cultural Plaza

2009 Chinese New Year Festival at the Chinatown Cultural Plaza

2009 Chinese New Year Festival at the Chinatown Cultural Plaza

2009 Chinese New Year Festival at the Chinatown Cultural Plaza

2009 Chinese New Year Festival at the Chinatown Cultural Plaza

2009 Chinese New Year Festival at the Chinatown Cultural Plaza

2009 Chinese New Year Festival at the Chinatown Cultural Plaza

2009 Chinese New Year Festival at the Chinatown Cultural Plaza

2009 Chinese New Year Festival at the Chinatown Cultural Plaza

2009 Chinese New Year Festival at the Chinatown Cultural Plaza

2009 Chinese New Year Festival at the Chinatown Cultural Plaza

2008 Chinese New Year Festival
2008 Chinese New Year Festival at the Chinatown Cultural Plaza

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Jason Tom interview with Ningin

December 25, 2008 at 12:00AM

An in depth Jason Tom interview with Asian Media Community Ningin.

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Hawaii Sensation Jason Tom, beat boxer


December 24, 2008 08:12 PM | by Maimounah Masudi



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 different from the average music artists in that he performed without any background music. The music was actually coming from within him. He himself was actually a musical instrument. I was amazed at his talent. He has fresh sounds, you can see the energy popping off of him,…

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Thank you for sharing your nuggets. Very creative. I Like how you mention "pulling weeds by its roots rather then cutting it".

It was great to hear,good inspiration and nice to know from a different perspective of how we can look at life so thank you for the message

Great nuggets of wisdom! I especially love how you rephrased "Live each day like it's your last" to "Live each day like it's your first." Amen!

I met him on the dance floor at Ong King and he hasn't forgotten the few details I shared about myself.
Soulfully said already, Jason has a way with making a person feel worth. He has a light from inside that drives his love and talent out into the world and into your eyes ears and heart. Keep spreading the you Jason Tom!!

Jason is undoubtedly one of Hawaii's most thrilling entertainers. Reaching out to his community and uplifting others is deep in his blood. On stage he is a class act, and offstage he is a genuine influencer, a teacher of faith, a perseverer, a trailblazer, and a friend to many (including me). I ran into him with my family a few years ago at an Ala Moana show, where he approached me and told me to "check this out." AWESOME beatboxing ensued.

Consider it lucky to have such a well-rounded, dedicated entertainer who is not only able to put on a spectacular show as an innovative beatboxer but also is able to step off stage and infect others with all the plethora of care, enthusiasm, and optimism that he carries in his heart.

He is Jason Tom - and, ladies and gentlemen, he's a good one

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.

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