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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 Du…

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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 ha…

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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 …

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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…

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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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"Vocal Groove" on TEDx Talks

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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KITV4's Morning News

October 27, 2013 at 03:02PM

2013 Hawaii Children and Youth Day

October 22, 2013 at 02:41PM

Jason Tom at Children and Youth Day
Jason Tom at the Hawaii Children and Youth Day

I performed on October 6, 2013 at the Hawaii State Capitol for the 20th Annual Children and Youth Day. It was a challenging one since there were some sound technicalities and a neighboring event that drowned me out. I could barely hear myself while performing, audience could barely hear me as well, but I went with it nonetheless. Also featured Keanu in action. Here's a video that recently surfaced (mahalo to Natalie):

Shout out to Freelance bra…

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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

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Rolling Like Thunder Interview

August 12, 2013 at 01:10PM

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

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Hawaii Beatbox School

August 5, 2013 at 06:10PM


Jason Tom "Love Letters"

In 2004, Hawaii's human beatbox Jason Tom started a beatbox performance ministry. Before First Fridays Hawaii (the underground art and music scene in Chinatown Honolulu) existed and back when First Thursdays HawaiiSlam was perhaps the most popular event in Chinatown at the time (Studio1 and pre-Fresh Café days). In 2006, Jason began a teaching ministry by facilitating a human beatbox workshop at Central Middle School. In late 2008, he re-kicked started his beatboxing p…

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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 internation…

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Secret Sound Showcase

March 19, 2013 at 12:28AM

Secret Sound Showcase
Animal Mother + Jason Tom + TR3ES
March 29 at 9PM | Honolulu Museum of Art - Doris Duke Theatre
$10 general admission | Purchase tickets in advance www.honolulumusuem.org
Secret Sound Showcase featuring Animal Mother, Jason Tom, TR3ES
Secret Sound Showcase featuring Animal Mother, Jason Tom, TR3ES

 

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Month of March 2013

March 1, 2013 at 12:19PM

Month of March 2013 is filled with great events in Honolulu. Hawaii's human beatbox Jason Tom will be hitting the stage and rocking the mic with friends at:

Secret Sound Showcase
featuring Animal Mother, Jason Tom, TR3ES
@ Doris Duke Theater
March 29, 2013, 9PM, All Ages, $10
Secret Sound Showcase puts the spotlight on Honolulu's top musicians from a diverse range of backgrounds. This month we present:

• Animal Mother and its high-energy mix of punk rock, classic rock and blues
• Human beatbox Jaso…

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Honolulu Night Market #HNLnightmarket @HNLnightmarket

February 15, 2013 at 02:23PM

Honolulu Night Market - Kaka‘ako
Saturday, February 16th, 2013 - 6PM to 11PM
Block Party
Fashion! Food! Music! Pop-up Shops!
All Ages, No Cover

683 Auahi Street in Our Kaka‘ako
honolulunightmarket.com - ourkakaako.com

The Honolulu Night Market at Kaka‘ako is a block party celebrating the best of our Kaka‘ako's urban-island culture, pop-up food and retail, drinks, art, fashion, music and more in the heart of Kaka‘ako. To find out what's coming up at the next Night Market, visit: 
hono…

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Tune In Friday

February 7, 2013 at 08:55PM

I've been invited as a special guest to this new Radio Korea Hawaii talk show, Live 1.5, tune in at 9PM tomorrow (this Friday, February 8th) on AM 1460.

Variety Talk Show in English with special guest Jason Tom
Hosted by David Lim and Nancy Sulliban
Friday, February 8, 2013, 9pm on AM 1460 Radio Korea Hawaii

Lunar Chinese New Year

February 1, 2013 at 05:07PM

City & County of Honolulu presents
2013 Lunar Chinese New Years - Multi Cultural Festival
Year of the Snake

FREE EVENT - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Street Fair 10:00AM to 10:00PM
FOOD BOOTHS GALORE!

Local Emcees:
Kreyz Oshiro & TC

Live Local Entertainment By
Island Storm
Jason Tom
Queen of Hearts
EMKE
Local Uprising
& more!!!

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