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Jakob Buverud

Lyngby-Taarbaek, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark

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  • 27 Positive References
  • Fluent in Danish, English, Norwegian; learning Japanese
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Student, Jazz Pianist
  • Bachelor in Jazz Piano Performance
  • From Oslo, Norway
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

I am a Norwegian jazz pianist and future software engineer, currently studying at the Technical University of Denmark. I'm open minded, easily fascinated, and I really enjoy learning new things and meeting new people. I love new ideas and concepts, and I'm always up for a good discussion about pretty much anything.

I moved to Lyngby (just outside of Copenhagen) a year and a half ago, and I've been pretty busy with school, so I haven't really gotten to know Copenhagen all that much yet. So, I figure it's about time I go exploring, and I'd love to do it with a visiting couchsurfer!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

I've been couchsurfing for quite years now, and I've met so many great people through the project. It has really made all my travels so much more memorable, thanks so much guys! I haven't been hosting nearly enough, but I'm trying to do something about that now.


I really enjoy both listening to and performing music. I listen to all kinds of different genres, though I tend to focus mainly on jazz and classical music. Lately however, I've become fascinated by various forms of electronic music.

My other interests include technology, politics, futurism, computers, languages, science, movies, video games, food, good wine and beer, and of course traveling.

Music, Movies & Books

Some of the musicians/composers/bands who have meant the most to me:

Bill Evans, Olivier Messiaen, Teddy Wilson, Atomic, Keith Jarrett, Johann Sebastian Bach, Lennie Tristano, Claude Debussy, Herbie Hancock, Paul Hindemith, Art Tatum, Jamiroquai, Esbjørn Svensson, Elephant9, Brad Mehldau, Stevie Wonder, Chick Corea, Oscar Peterson, Jojo Mayer

Some of my favourite movies:

Groundhog Day, Brazil, Gosford Park, Lost in Translation, Star Wars, LOTR, The Millenium Trilogy, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Shawshank Redemption, Inglorious Basterds,

Some of my favourite video games:

Baldur's Gate 2, The Longest Journey, GTA: Vice City, Mass Effect, Diablo 2, Final Fantasy VI-IX, Heroes of Might and Magic III, Gone Home

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Accompanied Ethiopian circus artists (and and amongst them, a 8 year old child being thrown with variable success through burning rings) with fully improvised jolly circus music, trying to look happy and not too concerned, in front of an audience of thousands of people in Maputo, Mozambique.

Teach, Learn, Share

I guess I could teach you some piano, music theory, computer stuff or some Norwegian or Japanese, if you're interested.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Gambia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Monaco, Mozambique, Netherlands, Poland, Russian Federation, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I've Lived In

Denmark, Norway

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