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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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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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The God of Small Things
The Island Beneath the Sea
The Infinite Plan
One Straw Revolution
The War of Art
Peace is Every Step
The Little Book of Talent
The Red Tent
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Moloka'i
The Epic Tale of Hi'iakaikapoliopele
The Artist's Way
The Creative Habit

*The Bible

*Malcolm Gladwell's books: The Tipping Point: How Little Things can make a Big Difference. — (2005). Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. — (2008). Outliers: The Story of Success. — (2009). What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures. — (2013).

*Books by C.S. Lewis: The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Mere Christianity.

*Books by Shawn Bolz: God Secrets: A Life Filled with Words of Knowledge, Translating God

*Books by Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend: Boundaries, Boundaries for Leaders, and Safe People

There are soooooooo many others I could list! I LOVE to read!

Well, here are some of my favorite classics: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and The Lord of the Rings (series) by J.R.R. Tolkien. Some great non-fiction books about the dance culture I love include Foundation by Joseph Schloss, which is an excellent book about NYC B-boy/B-girl or breaking/breakdance culture, Can't Stop Won't Stop by Jeff Chang, which is a great historical analysis of American Hip Hop culture, and The Underground is Massive by Michelangelo Mathos, an amazing history of electronic dance music culture. Happy reading everyone :)

Enders Game, The Great Gatsby, Of Men and Mice, Maximum Ride. I need to read more books. I haven't read so long Bc I've been attached to the ones I've already read.

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Jason definitely deserves an auditorium of his own. He done a lot promoting the arts(especially beat-boxing) and inspiring people like myself to enjoy and constantly try to perfect an art and have an unstoppable mindset.

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Congratulations, my friend! I'm so happy for you, Jason!!! How awesome and totally wicked would that be! I know you've worked really hard and is always inspiring people all over the world. You do you and keep up the great work. Dreams do come true and good things do happen to good people!

Now wouldn't that be something! Your art has definitely touched lives. I look forward to the day it gets built. I'll be excited for that sam choy aquatic center also :D

Aye that's lit. Keep doing what you're doing and you're putting a positive influence to a lot people

Jason Tom is a one-of-a-kind individual. During my sophomore year of high school, I remember watching him beatbox for our school for just a few minutes and was blown away by the amount of talent he was able to showcase in just that limited amount of time. Fast forward about three years or so, I was looking to write a feature story of a KCC alumnus/alumna for the KCC newspaper and came across Jason's name online. He was quick to respond to me when I reached out to him, and he was very interested in being featured. I got the chance to interview him, and couldn't believe the stories that he had to share with me. Over a two hour period, I was able to learn a lot about who Jason was, and he has proved to me that anybody can make it in life when even in the toughest situations. His humor and charismatic nature really bring his personality to life, and I blows me away to know that he has a positive impact on the community not only through his beatboxing but also through his words. Jason is inspiring, and I'm glad that I got to chat with him and share his story with many others and beyond.

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A child of the 1980's and child of God, Jason Tom, Hawaii's Human Beatbox, read Charlie's Victory, Moonwalk, Comeback & Beyond, Change Your Story.