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ALOHA MUSIC FOR JAPAN CONCERT

April 29, 2011 at 08:22AM

This Saturday, October 30th, 2011 the place to be in Honolulu is at the Aloha Music For Japan concert at the Aloha Tower Marketplace Center Stage. FREE admission, fun for the whole family and there will be surprises on my end as well including a new release and an original new song created last week especially for this concert. Great concert for a great cause!

Aloha Music For Japan
A concert by local musicians for raising Relief Funds for the Quake & Tsunami Victims in Japan

Free Admission
Saturday, April 30th, 2011
3pm-5pm
Aloha Tower Marketplace - Center Stage -

Performers:
Herb Ohta Jr. (ukulele)
Bruce Shimabukuro (ukulele)
Kamuela Kahoano (singer/songwriter)
Jason Tom (human beatbox)
Chiyo Flynn (piano) and her students
Rolando Sanchez (Latin singer)
Takamasa Yamamura (tenor…

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The First Annual Great Hawaiian Lunchwagon Festival

April 8, 2011 at 06:11PM

It's on! I am doing 2 shows this Saturday, April 9th.

2FLip Productions and Noh Foods present the First Annual Great Hawaiian Lunchwagon Festival at the Kakaako Waterfront Parking Lot, 10AM-4PM. You will be able to find me at the Freelance Clothing booth and at 1:30pm things will be kicked off for the "Freelance Power Hour" featuring performances by the Freelance Fam (Jason Tom, Beat Rock Krew, Erika Arriba, Whoop Arriba, Kidsolo, etc.).

Admission to the festival is free and a portion of the proceeds from food sales will benefit the Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center.

Lunchwagons:
+Big Local Tita
+Bombuchaz
+Joe Aloha Catering
+Kazu's Lunchwagon
+Koi Catering
+Manaia Lobster
+Melt
+Maharlika
+One Local Stop
+Ono To Go
+Sanso's
+Simply Ono
+Summer's Lava Dogs
+Tacos Vincente
+Why…

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Honolulu Twestival Coverage

March 29, 2011 at 07:25AM

On March 25th, the 3rd Annual Honolulu Twestival was featured on Nonstop Honolulu's front page.
@chant808 and @Melissa808 did photo coverage and @johngarcia did video coverage here last week Thursday. Video contains music by Emi Hart ("Nerdy Boys" dance mix) and me (Jason Tom). Also featuring performance footage of Willow Chang and Kamuela Kahoano and more.



PhotoBlog coverage by Raul Soria of AwakentheMosh here.

Honolulu Twestival panoramic photo by @AngelaKeen



Photo by @lihinggirl


Photo by @AngelaKeen


Photo by @adamontherun

Hawaii News Now Sunrise At 8 coverage:
Ryan Ozawa of Hawaii Blog interviewed by Dan Cooke
Performance by Kamuela Kahoano (guitar & vocals) and Jason Tom (human beatbox)



Kamuela Kahoano and I did an impromptu performance for HBA students a…

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3 Back To Back and Honolulu Twestival

March 23, 2011 at 06:53PM

This past Saturday, March 19th, I beatboxed at 3 shows at 3 different locations. I was featured in the Honolulu Magazine, Honolulu Star Advertiser, Honolulu Pulse, Honolulu Weekly, Nonstop Honolulu, Midweek, HNLnow and more!

My evening started out with my first show which was a Japan Benefit Concert at Oceans 808, located in Restaurant Row. Tracy Chan of Nonstop Honolulu was on hand to do photo coverage of the event.


Then I hopped on over back to Chinatown for the film competition event Showdown In Chinatown at Next Door. Hawaiian Ryan of 102.7 Da Bomb was on hand to do photo coverage of the event.



Then I closed my night off by opening up for Family Dinner's "Now Serving" Album Release Party at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Ward Warehouse. "Now Serving" on iTunes http:/…

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Pray for Japan

March 15, 2011 at 07:11AM

My prayers goes out to Japan! I know that recent current events is affecting many of us one way or another. Relief efforts are being worked on as I type on the Hawaii end. Hawaii also had tsunami warning sirens go off like crazy last week and a lot is happening.

Life of a beatboxer does not stop though and as tough as it is I needed to follow through with my pre-engagements. On Saturday, March 12th at 8:00AM HST I was invited weeks in advance to guest judge the Worldwide Ventrilo Beatbox Battle on VentBBX.com. Congratulations to Slurp of Norway on winning that Ventrilo Beatbox Battle! Early in my career I've worked with Norway rapper TKB, but I have not heard from him in years. Then on Sunday I performed for Lola-Palooza for the newly turned 1-year-old Lola and fell u…

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3 Shows in Chinatown Tonight

January 29, 2011 at 11:38AM

I'm performing 3 shows in Chinatown tonight.
6:30pm
at Pauahi Street Stage
Night In Chinatown Block Party

8:30pm

at Chinatown Cultural Plaza's Moongate Stage
Chinese New Year Celebration

10:00pm

at ARTS at Marks Garage
the New Eccentrics W/ Miss Fortune & Violetta Berreta of the Cherry Blossom Cabaret, Kamuela Kahoano, Nate Mark, Jason Tom

Couple of raw footage:
Kamuela Kahoano (djembe & vocals) & Jason Tom (throat singing & beatboxing)
Kaleidoscope at thirtyninehotel (Chinatown)




My Chinatown Cultural Plaza debut at the Chinese New Year Festival in 2008.

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The New Eccentrics at the ARTS at Marks Garage

January 27, 2011 at 03:43PM

This Saturday, 10PM, the ARTS at Marks Garage will feature the New Eccentrics with special guests Miss Fortune & Violetta Berreta of Cherry Blossom Cabaret, Kamuela Kahoano, Nate Mark, and Jason Tom.

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3 Dates

September 29, 2010 at 04:15PM

Thursday, September 30th, 2010
Kamuela Kahoano's "Stream Dreams" CD release party
Featuring: Kamuela Kahoano, Manoa DNA, The Analogic (Daniel Gibson on drums), Beatboxing and Sound Effects Phenom Jason Tom, Katana, Jonathan Clarke Sypert (Intrepid) and other surprise special guests. Kamuela Kahoano will have a full band featuring Selwyn Valdez, Jeff James, Mark Tanoye and Brent Paul...should be an awesome night of music.


6pm-8pm @ Ala Moana Hotel lobby
*also streaming live on PakeleLive.com

Friday, October 1st, 2010
Live From the Lawn - First Fridays
Dance Dance Dance on the Lawn
Poli'ahu Tau Dance Theatre
Convergence Dance Theater
Halau Ke Kai O Kahiki
Prince Dance Theater from Hawaii Island
Hawaii Fire Artists
Skillroy & Jason Tom
Dance-Battle

On the Lanai
Taimane Gardner an…

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Jason is a loving, dynamic and driven servant of Jesus Christ who uses his entertainment talents to encourage and inspire all kinds of people worldwide. He is also a truly great friend and family member!

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

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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.

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