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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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Jason kind of reminds me a gecko; a gecko always adapts and recovers from all the hardships he went through. The curves in Tom Thum's "Jason Tom" logo design looks really cool!

It's nice to see Jason's personality imbued in a gecko designed by him. Cool, fitting, totally Jason lol. I like it!

Jason Tom is a really dope guy. He's really funny, chill and positive. He inspires me. Jason Tom really loves God. He's awesome.

it is D O P E ❤️

This is so inspiring and great. I hope you continue what you're doing because you're amazing!

Your new name logo looks fantastic. Really fancy cursive. Keep up the good work Mr. Tom.

The logo looks awesome! Keep on making a difference in this world one beat at a time!

I thinks this is good for u keep up the good work love the new name keep on keeping on bro way to make the world change and put a little beat in there step box in there lives on to bigger and better things

Hey man I really dig the new logo! It suits you!

Awww I love all of them Jason, especially Tom Thum's one attracted me a lot :D Just DOPE!!!!!!!!!

Awww that's amazing Jason!!! I love the sounds of ukulele and awesome Collaboration with your koool beat box(´◡͐`)☆

That was brilliant good on to the both of you

That was great mix of the new and old . That was really impressive I liked so much. I like how he taught you one thing and you taught him one thing.

Mahalo mahalo for sharing the traditions and aloha! Continue spreading the love and being you❤️

Yoo! my brother from another MOUTHer!!
That's fresh logo as you are! Come down Japan and let's rock together!!

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Jason Tom is an American Freelance beatboxer, voice actor, inspirational speaker, session musician, designer, blogger, slam poet, TEDx presenter