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Former soccer forward, and judo champion Jason Tom is a sought after American Mom and Pops pro beatboxer, blogger, engaging speaker, and math coach.
To date, this bachelor is an ear- and web page-turner who perpetuates the art of vocal percussion to 5.6 million families, companies, and households.
It was Charlie and Lucy Wedemeyer's story that moved Jason, and when they signed his copy of Charlie's Victory that launched him to flip the script over his life, and be a significant example in this world on what it means to not give up, no matter what.
At an early age, Jason was vocally compelled to sing the snare of a drum, and the bass of a synthesizer. Today, he vocally sings the didgeridoo by fusing beatboxing, and Genghis Blues-inspired Tuvan throat singing. Jason's unique contribution to "Billie Jean" in the entertainment world is the non looping simultaneous live fusion of beatboxing, singing, and moonwalk dance that appears he's on another orbit.
What you hear from Jason's beatbox sound was spawned from his upbringing in urban Honolulu, and his early childhood years in East Bay California.
As we go through a time machine capsule to 1989, Jason Tom's amateur beatbox days began at age six while Ronald Regan completed his second term as the 40th president of the United States of America. It took place at his parents' master bedroom turned into a make shift music studio with his music cassette recorder in the concrete jungle of Downtown Honolulu.
Jason music cassette recorded his beatboxing by memory of Michael Jackson "Bad" after he watched the Moonwalker VHS at Liholiho Elementary, and at family gatherings. He was inspired by the raw urban culture and New York Subway scenes in "Bad," "Badder," and Weird Al Yankovic's "Fat."
Fast forward in time to 2004, Jason's professional beatbox days began at age 21 when he enrolled at the University of Hawaiʻi at Kapiʻolani as soon as he became conscious with a concussion at Queen's Medical Center from a traumatic collision with a SUV. His instinctive judo sprawl, shout and side fall, driver that rendered help and her prayer, and that ambulance team ultimately saved his life.
In the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, Jason continued to beatbox behind the scenes when he transferred to Kauluwela Elementary, and his years at Kawananakoa Middle, and McKinley High. He attempted to play a toy piano, ukulele, ipu, tuba, and a Chinese lion dance play drum set. Jason was mos compelled to vocally sing the instruments than to actually play them.
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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