Jason Tom began his amateur beatboxer career at age six in 1989. He brings forth the voice music lineage of Bobby McFerrin, Michael Winslow, Buffy of the Fat Boys, Doug E. Fresh, Biz Markie, Rahzel, Kenny Muhammad, Elaine Chao, MC Jin, Killa Kela, Butterscotch, Naturally 7, and Beardyman.
When Jason Tom’s Liholiho Elementary first grade teacher played the Moonwalker VHS, he sang the music, instruments and vocals to Michael Jackson's "Badder" by memory. He recorded it on audio cassette tape. Jason Tom failed first grade at Liholiho, transferred to Kauluwela Elementary, and dropped out of Sun Yat Sen School.
At Kauluwela, Kawananakoa Middle and McKinley High Jason Tom cultivated reading, spelling, journaling, art, drawing, and writing as an amateur comic book publisher. He created "Gecko Man" and beatboxed on music cassettes until 1993.
In 2004, a SUV collided with Jason Tom on a greenlight at the crosswalk near Shobukan Judo Club, Pizza Hut, and Liliha Bakery. An ambulance team brought him to Queen's Medical Center. Jason Tom applied judo upon impact and broke his fall on wet asphalt prior to unconsciousness. Driver rendered help. Doctor told his family, "miracle, not a broken bone, not fatal." Once conscious, Jason Tom was taken by a family member the next day to see the Passion of the Christ.
That 2004 wake up call inspired Jason Tom's career move and that same year, in the pre-YouTube era, he began his journey as a professional beatboxer at Leigh Dooley's KCC writing class. "Beatbox Lobby," "Jake Shimabukuro jams with human beatbox - LIVE!," and "Listen Carefully" are his YouTube debut hits.
In 2005, Jason Tom began his career as a mathematician when professor Mark Alexander referred him to be hired as a supplemental math instructor and peer mentor.
In 2006, Jason Tom completed the Freeman Foundation China Scholarship program at Beijing Foreign Studies University.
In 2016 and 2018, Jason Tom performed on 18 shows as the specialty beatbox artist in Prisma Dance's bi-annual Creation production.