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  • HawaiiSlam's First Thursdays | 16th Anniversary Grand Slam Finals | Jason Tom | Beatbox Poet | HD

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    Read about Jason Tom's inspirational story at https://www.JasonTom.com

    It's not every guy who gets mistaken for a boombox. Jason Tom, one of Hawai’i's most visible beatboxers, is a walking, talking instrument; an energetic combination of drums, snare, vocals and synthesizer, all replicated using his voice.

    Tom's unusual talent won a perfect score from all the judges during Pipeline Hawai’i's Got Talent competition and secured him a place in the final. (He ultimately placed fourth overall.)

    He's also collaborated with artists Tom Thum, John Cruz, Jake Shimabukuro, and Imua Garza, and opened shows for Michael Winslow, Blue Scholars, Quest Crew, Jabbawockeez, Reeps One, and Mike Love. From TEDx, KS EdTech to the First Thursday Poetry Slam, the McKinley Tiger grad quickly has become an artist to watch with his high-energy performances.

    "I couldn't take my eyes off him," said Andy Bumatai, who hosted the Pipeline talent competition. "There is no denying he is interesting to watch. He definitely has talent, and he seems like a really nice guy. Could we be witnessing Hawai’i's first beatbox star?"

    Tom's rendition of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean," which he performed at Pipeline, is a spectacle of showmanship. From the first drum and snare beats, the song is recognizable, and you wonder how so many sounds could be coming from one person's mouth. Add to this Tom's signature Michael Jackson moves, from the hip thrust to the hand jive. He glides across the floor in a smooth moonwalk, a move that typically gets enthusiastic approval from audiences.

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    What people are saying about Jason Tom?

    Who is Jason Tom?

    “Jason Tom is an incredible talent. If you can make it to his gigs, please do so. He will blow you away. ”
    — Traci Toguchi

    "Who is Jason Tom... he is inspiring, enthusiastic, and a gatherer of people. So thankful for him!"
    — Amanda Frazier

    “Jason Tom is from another planet! He is the Michael Jordan of beatboxing! The Human Beatbox Machine!”
    — Allan Silva

    “Jason Tom is a world class talent with a passion for beatboxing. Beyond his incredible talent, Jason is a hard working, creative, loyal and compassionate human being who is clearly an outstanding example of living aloha. He is an inspiration to the world, including myself.”
    — Jody Kamisato

    "I met Jason Tom on the set of a TV commercial we were shooting together. We spent the entire day with each other on stage performing and in that short period of time I got to know Jason. He is one of the most understanding, compassionate, intelligent and caring people I've ever met. You only meet people like Jason a handful of times in this life. He's also a bloody talented beatboxer, performer and entertainer!"
    — Rhys Thomas

    “It's not every guy who gets mistaken for a boombox. Jason Tom, one of Hawaiʻi's most visible beatboxers, is a walking, talking instrument; an energetic combination of drums, snare, vocals and synthesizer, all replicated using his voice.”
    — Tracy Chan

    "Hawaii's Number One Beatboxer Jason Tom!"
    — Word of Life Emerge

    “Great entertainers are far and few between. Jason Tom is a great entertainer and motivator on stage. Need more like him!”
    — Johnny Kai, Brown Bags to Stardom

    "Jason Tom is Hawaii's Best Beatboxer!"
    — Kavet the Catalyst, Lightsleepers

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    "It's an autobot! It's a didgeridoo! Hold up, wait a minute, it's Jason Tom! He transforms into Optimus Prime with a single voice command! Able to side glide, backslide and moonwalk on the dancefloor with the cleanest mouth kicks, snares and tom-toms!"

    Downtown Honolulu native and Kapiʻolani Community College alumnus Jason Tom is Hawaiʻi's Nā Hōkū nominated and Hawaiʻi's Scene Choice "Best Performer" Award-winning Human Beatbox! He's KS EdTech Disrupt opener, two-time TEDx presenter, Windward Oʻahu's Early College Leadership Conference keynote, McDonald's NextNext top 3 music artist, Beatbox Battle top 150 men, Jason Tom Academy founder, Jason Tom Blog publisher, and math coach based out of the Aloha State's Chinatown arts and business district.

    Jason is known for his signature "Rhythm And Moves" beatbox, song, and dance number, "Genghis Blues" Tuvan throat singing inspired vocal didgeridoo, "Listen Carefully," "Boom Bap," "Boots Cats," and TEDx "Vocal Groove.""It's an autobot! It's a didgeridoo! Hold up, wait a minute, it's Jason Tom! He transforms into Optimus Prime with a single voice command! Able to side glide, backslide and moonwalk on the dancefloor with the cleanest mouth kicks, snares and tom-toms!"

    Downtown Honolulu native and Kapiʻolani Community College alumnus Jason Tom is Hawaiʻi's Nā Hōkū nominated and Hawaiʻi's Scene Choice "Best Performer" Award-winning Human Beatbox! He's KS EdTech Disrupt opener, two-time TEDx presenter, Windward Oʻahu's Early College Leadership Conference keynote, McDonald's NextNext top 3 music artist, Beatbox Battle top 150 men, Jason Tom Academy founder, Jason Tom Blog publisher, and math coach based out of the Aloha State's Chinatown arts and business district.

    Jason is known for his signature "Rhythm And Moves" beatbox, song, and dance number, "Genghis Blues" Tuvan throat singing inspired vocal didgeridoo, "Listen Carefully," "Boom Bap," "Boots Cats," and TEDx "Vocal Groove."
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