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NextNext Hawaii Music Contest Winners Announced

November 7, 2016 at 04:42PM

The Inaugural NextNext Music Competition and Charity Event sponsored by McDonald's owner-operators of Hawaii wrapped up with over 40 contestants and NextNext have announced the official winners! NextNext are going to award the Grand Prize for $5,000 and a recording contract offer with Amazing Record Co. to both Tahiti Rey and Emi Hart. Four 3rd Prizes for $1,000 to be awarded to Jason Tom, Brooks Maguire, the Fresh Preps, and Hook+Line. Four 4th Prizes for $500 to be awarded to Dennis and Christy Soares, Jonny Eureka, the Hollow Spheres, and Mikey Fiyah "the Messenjah."

Metro Cover Story

September 28, 2016 at 11:48PM

Be sure to grab your copy of the latest issue of Metro. Jason Tom is the cover featured story. Now on newsstands until Friday, September 30th.

Taste of Chinatown Honolulu

August 12, 2016 at 10:49AM


Join us for a free family friendly event in the heart of Chinatown! Sample tastings from the many new area chefs, browse artisan wares, engage in various keiki activities and take advantage of special offers available only on this day. Or just relax and enjoy cultural demonstrations and entertainment in a park setting.

Participating Eateries:
Artizen by MW
Downbeat Diner
Kan Zaman
Little Village
Pig and the Lady

Entertainment*:
10:45-11:15 Traditional Lion Blessing
11:30 - 11:50 Students from the Kalihi Community Center Ukulele Program
12:00 - 12:20 Emi Hart & Tim Ball
12:30 - 12:50 Ke Kani Nahe
1:00 - 1:20 Drawings, Prizes
1:30 - 1:50 Dancers Delite (Farrington & Kalakaua)
2:00 - 2:20 Ben and Maila
3:00 - 3:20 Au's Shaolin
3:30 - 3:50 Jason Tom…

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Harry and Cheryl Salem at Word of Life

May 16, 2016 at 08:02PM


Harry and Cheryl Salem are a powerhouse couple for Jesus, and their testimony of how God can bring victory through adversity is evident in their ministry. At a young age, Cheryl was involved in an accident that nearly took her life and left her crippled. After doctors told her she could never walk again, she defied all the odds and walked down the runway as she was crowned Miss America in 1980. Harry had a burdensome childhood at age 10 after his father passed away; leaving him with the mandate to be the man of the house for his mother and sisters. When both Harry and Cheryl encountered Jesus, their lives were never the same! You will be encouraged in the Word and strengthened in your faith as you hear the heart of God through the ministry and message of Harry and …

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Year Of The Horse

February 6, 2014 at 12:16AM

This year's Chinese New Year Festival was a success. I want to thank everyone who came out to Chinatown to celebrate the Year of the Horse!

First Thursdays @ Fresh Cafe

September 9, 2013 at 03:15PM

Jason Tom & Kahlil @ Ong King Performing Arts Center

September 8, 2013 at 01:10PM

First Fridays Hawaii
Jason Tom (Honolulu) & Kahlil (New York City) at the Ong King Art Center
2nd Annual Back to School Kick Off

Rolling Like Thunder Interview

August 12, 2013 at 01:10PM

Rolling Like Thunder brand's exclusive interview with Jason Tom the Human Beatbox here

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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After School Program

January 16, 2013 at 06:24PM

It's official!!! I will be offering a beatboxing (vocal percussion) class for an after school program on Oahu. Big thank you goes out to Shelly, the Human Beatbox Academy's Jocelyn and Noa and friends! Below is the beatboxing class as seen in the program's catalog.

Vocal Percussion - the Art of Beatboxing
Jason Tom is a walking, talking instrument; an energetic combination of drums, snare, vocals and synthesizer, all replicated using his voice.

Class Description - All Grades
It starts with a heartbeat. A person has an inner beat, melody, voice and rhythm from within that can be brought out through the art of vocal percussion. This class focuses on the expression, foundation, fundamentals, history, beats, rhythms, and techniques in beatboxing. Curriculum includes how …

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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

Girl Fest Hawaii 2012

February 15, 2012 at 11:19AM

Art - Conference - Film - Music - Performances
Sports
 - Workshops

DAILY SCHEDULES
Thurs 2/16 - Fri 2/17 - Sat 2/18 - Sun 2/19 - Mon 2/20

At-A-Glance Calendar (330kb)
Download a Full Festival Program PDF (3.6mb)

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Art Gallery

2/16 "Finding Light Out of the Darkness"

Thurs, Feb 16 - Mar 12 at Manifest - 32 North Hotel Street - Honolulu, HI 96817

Finding Light in the Darkness will take place at Manifest from February 16th 2012 through March
12th 2012. The artist r…

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Girl Fest Interview

October 28, 2011 at 04:50AM

Jason Tom featured in an exclusive interview for November's edition of Girl Fest Hawaii's monthly e-zine, "What's Going On." Sign up for the Girl Fest newsletter here.

Our Conscious Brothers
An Interview with Jason Tom
The "Human Beatbox"

Girl Fest loves its conscious brothers in the community working to equalize gender disparities between men and women as well as boys and girls. That's why we jumped at the chance to interview local Hip-Hop artist Jason Tom aka the "Human Beatbox." You may have seen him on stage busting out sounds that normally come out of machines, but you may not know that he also teaches his art to girls and boys-- not to mention he's our kind of man against violence!

GFH: Where did you grow up, what do you do (your passion), and who we…

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Dragon Upstairs

July 16, 2010 at 02:43PM

Photos by: Hiko Arasaki


Courtesy of the 808 Life:

My impromptu performance with B.Cap and Santino at the Dragon Upstairs with the Jazz Minds family. My performance was dedicated to Santino (one of my vocal heroes who I met at the Dragon Upstairs two years prior). I will miss you Santino! Thank you so much for all that you've mentored me about Santino! Your vocal skills blow my mind.

http://the808life.com/wordpress/2010/07/13/the-santino-revolution/

Mahalo!

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Hawaii x Japan Human Beatbox

April 1, 2010 at 02:47PM

Last week Jaytee of Good Life brought Japan's human beatbox Afra over for two shows at the Lotus Soundbar in Waikiki, Hawaii.


Hawaii's Human Beatbox Jason Tom and Japan's Human Beatbox Afra

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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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