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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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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.

Hio

hiohio.net

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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