He's been described as "a walking, talking instrument, an energetic combination of drums, snare, vocals, and synthesizer." The Honolulu Weekly named him "Best Local Musician Deserving of a Wider Audience." He's dazzled the tech set locally at the first TEDx Honolulu conference, and has brought his distinct style and sound to New York City.
Next week, Jason Tom will headline the third annual Honolulu Twestival. Says he: "I will bring it!"
Jason is an extraordinary beatbox performer, dancer, and a tireless promoter and instigator in the thriving Chinatown arts and music scene.
"Chinatown is basically my home crowd, born and raised, before there was ever a Chinatown art and music scene," he says. "
He has also been a huge supporter of Honolulu Twestival behind the scenes, helping bring together this year's live music program, which also includes Emi Hart, Kamuela Kahoano, and Willow Chang. Jason says, "
The Honolulu Twestival is part of a global fundraising event, in which social media communities around the world are coming together to achieve social good. This year, the Twestival is supporting a cause in each city, and for Honolulu, the beneficiary is the Blood Bank of Hawaii.
Ticket sales are the primary fundraising channel for Twestival, with one hundred percent going to the cause. The event is made possible through sponsors (like Farmers Hawaii and Hawaii Aloha Travel) and several volunteers and supporters... including Jason!
Of course, the worldwide community is also focused on the unfolding tragedy in Japan, and donations for the relief effort will also be welcome at the Honolulu Twestival.
The Honolulu Twestival is a fantastic pau hana event, with an enchanting line-up of local music, tasty pupus, and a great selection of drinks at a great Chinatown venue: The Venue, next door to BambuTwo. Join us on Thursday, March 24 to meet up with some good people to have a good time, all for a good cause.
Get your tickets online now, $20 in advance, or $25 at the door.