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Happy Labor Day Weekend

September 1, 2017 at 08:15AM

Happy Labor Day Weekend to you Jason Tom blog reader! Yes you! I commend each of you that has found your labor of love so that you can purpose each day that is directed toward your endeavor and goal in life. Maybe, you are discovering what your labor of love is today and right at this moment. What is my labor of love you ask? Most definitely, my labor of love is my faith in God, beatboxing, and mathematics, without a shadow of a doubt, it is my biggest passion and deeper is the purpose that propels me to serve others. Beneath it all, it's family, ʻohana, my Word of Life family, the body of Christ brothers and sisters, aloha, compassion, empathy, understanding, and a sense of community. Also being an uncle to my niece.

Speaking of Labor of love, I want to thank Ar…

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Her Math Tutor Can Dance

August 26, 2017 at 04:03AM

I want to thank those of you (and you know who you are) that made it to my Uplift opening showcase at Ala Moana Centerstage that also featured one of the new students of the Human Beatbox Academy and dancers of reLITE, Prisma Dance, Playground Dance Studio, and the Kazu Clan. You know I am a child of the 1980's, because I beatbox and moonwalk as though the 1980's were yesterday. My math tutee has a sense of humor in how she shared my video of my Uplift opener at Ala Moana Centerstage and her hashtag read, "my math tutor can dance." What? A mathematician who can beatbox and moonwalk and dance? Get out! That is unheard of, how is that logical? Yes, it is possible.

 

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Thank You Kapiʻo News

August 26, 2017 at 03:50AM

I want to thank my Alma mater the University of Hawaiʻi at Kapiʻolani or also known as Kapiʻolani Community College, and the staff writers of the Kapiʻo News for proposing for a new campus amphitheater to be named after yours truly called the "Jason Tom Amphitheater" which made it on the "Dream Christmas Wish List for KCC" by Chris Takahashi, and they also featured me in their current August issue (print version) with an excerpt of the full online article entitled, "KCC Alumnus Inspires Community Through Beatboxing, Motivational Speaking" by Lexus Yamashiro. You can visit www.KapioNews.com to read the full articles.

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Human Beatbox Academy at Taste of Chinatown Honolulu

August 26, 2017 at 02:48AM

Catch Jason Tom and the Human Beatbox Academy today, Saturday, August 26th, 2:30pm for the 2nd Annual Taste of Chinatown Honolulu at the Smith Beretania Park.

​And also those of you in attendance today could win tickets for today's and tomorrow's G12 Hawaii Conference: We Are the Light at the Neal Blaisdell Arena featuring conference speakers Pastor Art and Kuna Sepulveda, Pastor Cesar and Claudia Castellanos, Bishop Oriel Ballano, Pastor Bert Pretorius, Pastor Sara Castellanos, Soulfire Revolution Worship, and we don't want to miss this.... 

Saturday, August 26th
9am to 3pm (morning to afternoon session)
6pm to 9pm (evening session)

Sunday, August 27th
10am to 1pm (morning to afternoon session)
both dates at Neal Blaisdell Arena

Then this…

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reLITE Dance Crew And Jason Tom at Ala Moana Centerstage

August 14, 2017 at 02:45PM

THIS NOW IN! This Saturday, August 19th, Jason Tom will be opening for "Uplift" featuring the Playground Dance, Prisma Dance, reLITE Dance Crew, and the KAZU Clan at Ala Moana Centerstage from 3pm to 3:45pm,. Together, they will also present a dance contest. We'd love to see you there!

​When: Saturday, August 19, 2017
Time: 3pm to 3:45pm
Where: Ala Moana Centerstage
​Who and What: "Uplift" featuring the Playground, Prisma Dance, reLITE Dance Crew, KAZU, Jason Tom, and Dance Contest

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Jason Tom Reached 9000 Facebook Page Likes

August 13, 2017 at 08:51AM

Here are some milestones: I am grateful and I thank you for your support and you know who you are! Jason Tom just reached 9,000 Facebook Page Likes. On Instagram, #JasonTom recently reached 4,000 plus followers and on Twitter, a while back reached 2,000 plus followers. I appreciate your support. Every single one of you.

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Make Noise

July 15, 2017 at 10:30AM

When we are born into this world, we "Make Noise." We are making it known and it's our statement that, "we are here!" We make a statement with our voice. When we see our favorite music artist, beatboxer and one mouth band, we "Make Noise." When we uncover our purpose for living and pursue our purpose with a passion, we "Make Noise." Our voice and the way we Make Noise can be heard throughout the world in our love, relationships, friendships, loved ones, music, dance, art, creativity, ideas, writing, work, career, projects, interests, hobbies, passion, academics, sports, etc. Pre-order your #JasonTom "Make Noise" white on charcoal gray shirt, a hot collector's item for you and yours. Great for you and yours as gifts for family and friends. Sizes in youth small, youth …

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Summer Schoolers Learn How To Beatbox

July 1, 2017 at 03:27AM

Hawaii Baptist Academy summer school students learn how to beatbox....

Thank You Hawaii Baptist Academy

June 30, 2017 at 01:40AM

Thank you Hawaii Baptist Academy for helping me to kick-off the Perfect Father Tour in memory of my father, who passed away on this Father's Day. I had a great time providing live beatbox entertainment, an inspirational speech, beatbox workshop, and a Q&A session for their Gifted by One Assembly.

​I want to thank HBA for inviting me to perform at this assembly. I had a wonderful blast to deliver HBA's best summer yet.

Jason Tom Logo

May 25, 2017 at 08:45AM


​Rahzel of The Roots and Jason Tom at Webster Hall New York City, New York - American Beatbox Championship Grand Final

Here is the Jason Tom name logo by East-3 through Keep It Flowing Media. East-3 have also worked with clients Adidas, GQ Magazine, Kid Robot, Common and Echelon Clothing, DJ QBert and Thud Rumble, Illest, FatLace.com, Freelance Brand, Crazy Legs, Rock Steady CrewMighty4 Arts Foundation, Diverse Art Center, and many others.

And here is the Jason Tom name logo by Tom Thum, the world record holder of the most watched TEDx Talk video ever in history.


Meet Jason Tom as Gecko Man with an AKG BBB DFive Official Beatbox Battle Microphone in hand. Projects with this fella in the works (you heard it here first).

 

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Legend of Zelda Story at Hot Topic

April 15, 2017 at 01:22PM

Two years ago I met this trio Jennifer, Jeffrey and Charley at the Legend of Zelda section of the Ala Moana Center's Hot Topic store and one of them recognized me from one of my past performances at a hip-hop jam. I shared with them I was shopping for Legend of Zelda gear as I am about to prepare for my friend's son's 1st Birthday Party and the party theme is the Legend of Zelda. Then last year, Charley and Jennifer as well as the Kaimuki High School Band supported and voted for me in the NextNext Hawaii Music Competition and Charity Event where the proceeds from their votes went to the charity of my choice, the Ronald McDonald House Hawaii. Jennifer also shared with me that she was assisted by the Ronald McDonald House Charity and this meant so much to her a…

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Ukulele Beatbox Tutorial

April 11, 2017 at 01:13AM

Jody Kamisato and Jason Tom with this Ukulele Beatbox Collaborative Tutorial. An ukulele is a 4-string instrument that originated in Portugal and it was later introduced to the Hawaiian Islands during the plantation period and the ukuelele was adopted into our Hawaiian Music Culture throughout the Hawaiian Islands. It's an instrument that nearly all residents young and old of the Hawaiian Islands pick up and start playing or have at one point picked up playing and tried it. Beatboxing originates in the A Cappella vocal art tradition from the musical stylings and genre of jazz with scat singing and the urban hip-hop music culture and can be traced even further back to African cultural vocal traditions and languages. Jody and Jason had a great time with this collab…

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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.

SANTOKI feat. MAD LOVE (Purevybe/LA/Big Island) JASON TOM SEJIKA TOKI

February 18, 2016 at 01:00AM

Friday, February 19, 2016 at Next Door

Doors 9pm, 10pm to 2am.

SANTOKI
featuring
MAD LOVE (Purevybe / LA, Big Island)
JASON TOM Oahu beatbox champion
TOKI
SEJIKA
MONKEY
$5 donation

Come celebrate Toki’s birthday with us! 

Featuring Purevybe’s MAD LOVE. Formerly rinsing D&B as Tigerlilly, resident DJ at Amethyst (Big Island) and Purple 33 (Los Angeles), Mad Love is shaking up dance floors from Hawaii to Spain. 

Sejika is a Hawaii favorite, from hosting KTUH’s Friday Dub Crawl, playing festivals and club nights in town, and opening for DJs like S.P.Y, Empress, and Loxy. As a radio DJ, Sejika is a branded voice with iHeartRadio, Evolution 99.1 and Star 101.9!

Toki began DJing in 2002 with Sisters In Sound. Her musical style began with he…

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Freelance Fam and Tom Thum

February 8, 2016 at 08:51AM

Spent quality time and enjoyed a meal together with the Freelance Fam Duke and Kiki King! We've believed in each other since the first time we met and have really grown together. We went through so much together, and we're a team! Words alone cannot express my level of gratitude for all the years of growing with the Freelance Fam!




I also received these "Jason Tom" handstyles by Tom Thum, fellow TEDx Talk beatboxer alumni. Not only is Tom Thum a world class beatboxer, but he also has talent in art and handstyles, bombing, and he was also a b-boy. My former beatbox students look up to him. I have tremendous respect for Tom Thum... I first took notice of him at the 1st Beatbox Battle World Championship in 2005... he was the first World Beatbox Tag Team Cha…

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Almost Local Episode 6

January 1, 2016 at 10:15PM

Catch my musical guest spot on Almost Local Episode 6 by clicking here or http://shows.oc16.tv/almost-local/episode-006-2/


Fernando Pacheco interviews Jason Tom, Hawaii's Human Beatbox


Jason Tom, Hawaii's Human Beatbox, performs on Almost Local Episode 6!

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Yahoo News

January 1, 2016 at 01:48PM

I just learned that Yahoo News archived two videos of my KITV Morning News appearance. Yes, there's a band-aid on my left cheek and no, it's not an attempt of my Nelly look, but it was to cover up my allergic reaction to an insect bite. I felt very self-conscious with the band-aid on.


Local beatboxer shares his sounds
by KITV - Honolulu Videos 2:17 mins

Description: Jason Tom is a local beatboxer sharing his distinct sounds around the world, and to local keiki through his "music with a message."

Interview Transcript
Jill Kuramoto: Still here with us this morning in the RAW artists series, we got the beatboxing tunes of Oahu's own Jason Tom. He's performed for nearly a decade and is educating many young and old about the art. Welcome Jason, thanks …

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Rhythm And Moves

June 9, 2015 at 07:20PM

Featured in the Star Advertiser Today Section, "Rhythm And Moves."


Jason Tom says beatboxing improves his cardio, lungs and strength. “When I beatbox I’m using my whole entire body. … It can be an interesting way to train.”

Rhythm And Moves

For Chinatown’s Jason Tom, beatboxing is a whole-body workout
By Nina Wu


Ask Jason Tom what he does for a workout and it’s not your typical routine of running or weightlifting.

Tom, 32, is a professional beatboxer. He already has a thin frame, but he swears the beatboxing — a form of vocal percussion — works his core and keeps him toned throughout the year.

“If I were to break it down, singing uses the diaphragm,” said Tom. “So when I practice, I’m taking deep breaths with my diaphragm, and whe…

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Moanalua Drug Free Assembly

February 6, 2014 at 12:32AM

Starting 2013 I simultaneously performed on 2 school tours in Hawaii. Last Friday we wrapped up the 2013-2014 Say Yes To Purpose tour at Moanalua High School's Drug Free Assembly. As part of the Diverse Art Center segment of the assembly the Academy of Hype and I were featured. During my portion the Waikiki Bboys, bboy Solid, and bboy JoshSkittle (Beat Rock Krew) collaborated with me. Mahalo to Moanalua High School for having us! Below is footage of our collaboration:

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TEDx Talks Jason Tom

October 31, 2013 at 04:43PM

Jason Tom (presenter at TEDxHonolulu) and Philosophy of the Shell Shock dance crew (presenters at TEDxWaiakea) collaborate on "Vocal Groove," beatboxing and popping collaborative presentation at the Honolulu Design Center's Cupola Theatre. Ideas worth spreading.

http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/TEDxHONOLULU-Jason-Tom-Vocal-Gr

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Hey Jason,
Glad to see you still performing! Keep up the good work! Hopefully, you'll come back to the Bay area soon!

love the caption "Her math tutor can dance". :)

What a beautiful tribute to your dad! He must be so proud of you. Thank you for your labor of love to your students and to the community.

Happy labor day,
Interesting read.

Jason you are awesome, so focused and committed to your craft and compelled to share and educate others. Human Beatbox Academy?!?! WHAT!?! Amazing, I didn't even know. Keep it up, look forward to our future encounters my friend.

Amazing performance of dance using sound and body. Your have an amazing flow.
Keep sharing that talent of yours!

Yup bro yu are awesome as I am big fan of beat box and yu ar beatboxer as I am fan of yu tool.

That was amazing!!! Beatboxing and doing the moonwalk at the same time!!! Mind-blown dude!

Amazing job. proud of yah bud. keep it up

Way to go my friend! So proud of you Jason!!!

I'm so glad I got to see you perform Jason! You were awesome!

Dawg u get um no worries keep doin wut u love braddah

It was great seeing you perform and meeting new people.

Nice job! It's great seeing you do what you love!

Aloha Jason,

I can't thank you enough for sharing the work that we do for Kapi'o with your fan base. We appreciate when we get to share the stories of others with us, but also have more appreciation for when they share it with their loved ones and closest friends. Mahalo for all of your support, stay blessed!

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Child of the 1980's and child of God, #JasonTom, Hawaiʻi's Human Beatbox, is a Lifestyle Blogger on Music, Hip Hop & Faith. Be edified! #jasontomblog