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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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First Thursdays @ Fresh Cafe

September 9, 2013 at 03:15PM

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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Skillz Hawaii and BBoy Workshops

October 21, 2012 at 03:10PM


1vs1 Winner, wins a trip to Tour & represent themselves & Hawaii as a bboy in the Philippines and neighboring countries in Asia
Judge Panel:REVEAL/Killafornia,TOYZ/Lionz of Zion,ARK/808 Breakers
QUALIFIED Bboys for SKILLZ HAWAII 2012,Honolulu,Hawaii
1.Vincent/pink pebbles(Kauai)
2.iLLosophy/(Big Island)
3.Josh Skittles/Beat Rock Krew(Oahu)
4.PYRO/Angels of Death(Maui)
5.J J/A.S.B(Oahu)
6.Kid Soul/Shock Therapy Crew(Big Island)
7.Kid Karma/Bad Habitz / A Tribe of Movement(Maui)
8.JOVEE THE TIGER Mindtrix USB/SupremeTeam/A.B.C/SupremeRascals
9. Nas-Burn/Pink Pebbles(Kauai)
10.L.T-Boogie/Lionz of Zion(Oahu)
11.Xander/Pink Pebbles(Kauai)
12.Alien Flamingo/Pink Pebbles(Kauai)
13.Oolong-D/808 Breakers(Oahu)
14.M-azing/(Oahu)
15.///cypher decides///
16.///…

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Skillz Hawaii 2012

September 26, 2012 at 04:30PM

New Image Productions proudly presents
Skillz Hawaii 2012
(official flyer out soon)

Hawaii's supreme 1 on 1 BBoy Battle (16 BBoys, 1 Journey).
1 Vs 1 Top 16 Hawaii
B-Girl Cypher Queen
3 VS 3 Crew Battles 
Oahu VS Maui/Kauai/Big Island

October 27th, 4-10PM
Fresh Cafe
831 Queen Street
Honolulu, Hawaii

POWERED BY:
New Image Productions
Pinoy Bboy the movie
Freelance
Follow the Leader Entertainment
Bboy City
more TBA

Beatboxing in Chinatown

April 13, 2012 at 08:56PM

Beatboxing in Chinatown Newspaper.

Beatboxing In Chinatown
Jason Tom

Jason Tom, 29, is a beatboxer whose unique sounds landed him in the world of slam poetry. He has been involved with slam poetry for six years now. Tom's intersection of beatboxing and slam poetry makes him a special breed in Chinatown. He said that the beauty of the two art forms is that both utilize the human voice.

Tom lives in the heart of Chinatown and he draws inspiration from the streets and people. His favorite place to watch his fellow slam poets is Fresh Cafe on Queen Street. Fresh Cafe hosts HawaiiSlam, the hottest event on First Thursdays to enjoy the poetry and some friendly competition. He has learned a lot of life lessons from the spiritually and highly philosophical elements of slam…

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Last Call & Metromix Picks

December 26, 2009 at 02:59AM

Tonight (Saturday) I'll be performing for Last Call at Fresh Cafe. 8pm-2am, FREE, All Ages!

ART FROM: Angry Woebots, Honozooloo, Ekundayo, Ckaweeks, Poncho, Beso
MUSIC FROM: Kavet the Catalyst, DJ Jet Boy, DJ Memoirs, Nomasterbacks, Kilowatts da Mongoose, Jason Tom the Human Beatbox

Metromix recently picked "20 things to do in Honolulu" before New Year's eve:
http://honolulu.metromix.com/events/essay_photo_gallery/20-things-to-do/1680897/content

Two out of the 20 picked are shows/events I'm also performing for:
Diverse Art Center at Ala Moana Centerstage

If you go shopping for sales on the day after Christmas, check out a performance by the talented representatives of Diverse Art Center, a network of local artists, dancers and filmmakers who offer classes and work…

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*Malcolm Gladwell's books: The Tipping Point: How Little Things can make a Big Difference. — (2005). Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. — (2008). Outliers: The Story of Success. — (2009). What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures. — (2013).

*Books by C.S. Lewis: The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Mere Christianity.

*Books by Shawn Bolz: God Secrets: A Life Filled with Words of Knowledge, Translating God

*Books by Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend: Boundaries, Boundaries for Leaders, and Safe People

There are soooooooo many others I could list! I LOVE to read!

Well, here are some of my favorite classics: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and The Lord of the Rings (series) by J.R.R. Tolkien. Some great non-fiction books about the dance culture I love include Foundation by Joseph Schloss, which is an excellent book about NYC B-boy/B-girl or breaking/breakdance culture, Can't Stop Won't Stop by Jeff Chang, which is a great historical analysis of American Hip Hop culture, and The Underground is Massive by Michelangelo Mathos, an amazing history of electronic dance music culture. Happy reading everyone :)

Enders Game, The Great Gatsby, Of Men and Mice, Maximum Ride. I need to read more books. I haven't read so long Bc I've been attached to the ones I've already read.

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Jason You're amazing guy! Huge congrats from Poland!

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Jason definitely deserves an auditorium of his own. He done a lot promoting the arts(especially beat-boxing) and inspiring people like myself to enjoy and constantly try to perfect an art and have an unstoppable mindset.

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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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A child of the 1980's and child of God, Jason Tom, Hawaii's Human Beatbox, read Charlie's Victory, Moonwalk, Comeback & Beyond, Change Your Story.