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Rock Your Poetry

December 15, 2011 at 07:00PM

Two nights ago, I did an opening beatbox performance for the Rock Your Body Fashion Dance Benefit at the SoHo Mixed Media Bar presented by National Dance Week Hawaii and Dancers Unlimited. Here I am rocking the Far East Movement x Subcrew cap, the O.W.W.L (One World With Love) shirt and my Radii 420 Top sneakers.


Jason Tom at Rock Your Body Fashion Dance Benefit photo by Tracy Chan of Nonstop Honolulu

I also met an AliveNotDead friend Sergio (Far East Movement and Subcrew also have AliveNotDead) who uploaded a mini clip here:

Now onto poetry slam. I want to give a shout out to @NctrnlBst of Nonstop Honolulu for covering December 2011's First Thursdays "No Rules" Poetry Slam (non-qualifier to the Grand Slam Finals) with ukulele virtuoso Taimane Gardner as the…

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TEDxHONOLULU Highlight Reel

December 14, 2011 at 08:01PM

TEDxHonolulu 2011 Highlight Reel featuring ukulele music by Jake Shimabukuro (his rendition of the George Harrison Beatles' classic "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" and beatboxing by Jason Tom. 

Also featuring presentations by Susan Cox also known as Green Power Girl, Kealoha, Jason Tom, Jake Shimabukuro, Jason Mateo, Dr. Robert Hong, Dr. Pualani Kanaka'ole Kanahele, Amy & Herb, math teachers Sean Briel & Dan Nash, Robbie Alm, Sig & Kuha'o, New Hope's iPad Band, fish nerd Dr. Richard Pyle, Jon Fritzler, Dr. Lani Leary, Matthew Lynch, Elyse Petersen, astronomer Dr. Michael Liu, Dr. Ho Leung Ng, Edgy Lee, Vivian Best, Michael Wall, Mark Mauricio, and Brian Goldstein.

Jason Tom's TEDx Talk Presentation

Also shout out to Jen Takahashi's Inspiration Cupcake for this…

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Jason Tom TEDxHonolulu Photostream Set 3

November 20, 2011 at 06:53PM

Here is the flickr photostream set 3 of my TEDxHonolulu presentation "Vocal Groove." I also brought in my surprise guest popper Philosophy of Shell Shock (he and his dance group also presented at TEDxWaiakea) and it was my way of connecting to two TEDx's of Hawaiʻi (island of Oʻahu and Hawaiʻi) through time and travel. Also posted is my TEDxHonolulu presentation photostream set 1 and set 2. Hope you enjoy!

Shout out to George Carroll (we share the same birthday), Kaala Souza, Empowered Presentations, and the X-Team! Props to all of the presenters, volunteers, photographers, videographers, and attendees! TED.com's human beatbox James "AudioPoet" Burchfield have also reached out to me over time expressing great interest to collaborate and connect with me. Shou…

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Jason Tom TEDxHonolulu Photostream Set 2

November 20, 2011 at 06:50PM

Here is the flickr photostream set 2 of my TEDxHonolulu presentation "Vocal Groove." I also brought in my surprise guest popper Philosophy of Shell Shock (he and his dance group also presented at TEDxWaiakea) and it was my way of  connecting to two TEDx's of Hawaiʻi (island of Oʻahu and Hawaiʻi) through time and travel. Also posted is my TEDxHonolulu presentation photostream set 1 and set 3. Hope you enjoy!

Shout out to George Carroll (we share the same birthday), Kaala Souza, Empowered Presentations, and the X-Team! Props to all of the presenters, volunteers, photographers, videographers, and attendees! TED.com's human beatbox James "AudioPoet" Burchfield have also reached out to me over time expressing great interest to collaborate and connect with me. S…

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Jason Tom TEDxHonolulu Photostream Set 1

November 20, 2011 at 06:45PM

Here is the flickr photostream set 1 of my TEDxHonolulu presentation "Vocal Groove." I also brought in my surprise guest popper Philosophy of Shell Shock (he and his dance group also presented at TEDxWaiakea) and it was my way of connecting to two TEDx's of Hawaiʻi (island of Oʻahu and Hawaiʻi) through time and travel. Also posted is my TEDxHonolulu presentation photostream set 2 and set 3. Hope you enjoy!

Shout out to George Carroll (we share the same birthday), Kaala Souza, Empowered Presentations, and the X-Team! Props to all of the presenters, volunteers, photographers, videographers, and attendees! TED.com's human beatbox James "AudioPoet" Burchfield have also reached out to me over time expressing great interest to collaborate and connect with me. Shou…

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Up To Date

August 28, 2011 at 08:37AM

Here's an update from my last entry and more, the TEDx Honolulu 2011 "It's About Time" conference have officially rescheduled and relocated. It is now on 11.1.11 (Tuesday, November 1st, 2011) at the Cupola Theater, 2nd floor of the Honolulu Design Center. Be sure to apply to attend for a possible invitation, limited to 100 guests for a live experience of "ideas worth spreading." Also sponsors interested apply here.


Here is a shout out to Shay, she got A-Profiled by AArisings' Nelson Wong! Incredible! Check her interview out and subscribe to her YouTube.
http://www.aarising.com/content.php?129-YouTube-s-Starlet-Shay-A-Profiled


Anyway, I am thrilled to hit the stage at these upcoming events... 

The 5th Annual Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle and HIstory - Honol…

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It's about time...

August 13, 2011 at 06:25AM

It's about time...
TEDx Honolulu on 11.11.11 11.1.11
at the University of Phoenix Hawaii Campus Cupola Theater, 2nd floor of the Honolulu Design Center.
By invitation only and limited seating, apply to attend here:
http://tedxhonolulu.org/register-to-attend/

Who Will Be Attending?

TEDxHonolulu are seeking attendees who are leaders in their field – and who can make a strong contribution to the local TED community through their energy, influence and connections to change the world.

You will have the opportunity to engage in authentic dialogue with an elusive yet valuable audience: passionate, open-minded people in our local community. You can test your ideas for the future, and be challenged to positively impact our local community and the planet in new wa…

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Father's Day Weekend

June 21, 2011 at 08:20PM

What a productive last week and Father's Day weekend. It was anticipated on my calendar to be an intense week. On Thursday I taught 2 summer school classes early in the morning on the history and culture of beatboxing. Several students there remember when I performed at the school they graduated from several weeks prior. Before I came home from that adventure TEDxHonolulu uploaded and tagged me to their June auditions photo. That was when folks on Facebook made their voice heard. I want to thank Kitty for being the trend setter that she is and everyone who submitted "Jason Tom" to be a potential TEDxHonolulu presenter on 11.11.11 11.1.11. You can still nominate a potential presenter for 11.11.11 11.1.11 with "ideas worth spreading" for a total of two upcoming July au…

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TEDxHonolulu

December 4, 2009 at 12:24AM

Early last month I was a guest entertainer for the TEDxHonolulu (TEDxHNL) conference which took place at the Hawaii Convention Center. "TED" of "TEDx" is a acronym for "Technology, Entertainment, Design," and the "x" of "TEDx" represent "an independently organized TED event." TED's motto is "ideas worth spreading."

Courtesy of Ed Morita of Grilled Cornbread LLP Courtesy of Ed Morita of Grilled Cornbread LLP

I want to thank Janel and Nari for accompanying me.  Props to Ninja Nari for the vids:

TEDxHonolulu - Jason Tom - 11/05/09 (performance)

TEDxHonolulu - Jason Tom - 11/05/09 (interview w/ Angela Keen)

Angela Keen: How long have you been doing this?

Jason Tom: Performing wise 5 years, but I've been doing this since I was 4-years-old.
*Playfully says* I was holding back by the way. *laughs*

*crowd laughs along*

Angela Keen: So when you were 4-yea…

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Jason Tom TEDxHNL

November 4, 2009 at 11:16AM

This TEDTalks' video was filmed on February 2003 (though posted on October 2008), filmed more than a year before I started performing as a beatboxer. Now when I watch it again I find it to be inspiring hearing his snares, vocal turntable techniques, and style. He is quite original.

On May 14, 2009 my general manager sent me this video of James "AudioPoet" Burchfield. Prior to that I googled "beatbox poet" since I find myself mostly connected with the Hawaiʻi poetry scene (as opposed to the Hawaiʻi hip-hop scene) as a beatboxer, and that same vid popped up. My first impression was that it reminded me of a similar setting of a performance I did on February 9, 2009 as a guest artist for a UH Manoa speech class. I even had the same mic set up.

Reason I bring …

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Jason kind of reminds me a gecko; a gecko always adapts and recovers from all the hardships he went through. The curves in Tom Thum's "Jason Tom" logo design looks really cool!

It's nice to see Jason's personality imbued in a gecko designed by him. Cool, fitting, totally Jason lol. I like it!

Jason Tom is a really dope guy. He's really funny, chill and positive. He inspires me. Jason Tom really loves God. He's awesome.

it is D O P E ❤️

This is so inspiring and great. I hope you continue what you're doing because you're amazing!

Your new name logo looks fantastic. Really fancy cursive. Keep up the good work Mr. Tom.

The logo looks awesome! Keep on making a difference in this world one beat at a time!

I thinks this is good for u keep up the good work love the new name keep on keeping on bro way to make the world change and put a little beat in there step box in there lives on to bigger and better things

Hey man I really dig the new logo! It suits you!

Awww I love all of them Jason, especially Tom Thum's one attracted me a lot :D Just DOPE!!!!!!!!!

Awww that's amazing Jason!!! I love the sounds of ukulele and awesome Collaboration with your koool beat box(´◡͐`)☆

That was brilliant good on to the both of you

That was great mix of the new and old . That was really impressive I liked so much. I like how he taught you one thing and you taught him one thing.

Mahalo mahalo for sharing the traditions and aloha! Continue spreading the love and being you❤️

Yoo! my brother from another MOUTHer!!
That's fresh logo as you are! Come down Japan and let's rock together!!

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Jason Tom is an American Freelance beatboxer, voice actor, inspirational speaker, session musician, designer, blogger, slam poet, TEDx presenter