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Overview

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  • Fluent in English, Norwegian
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2014
  • Playing music is the passion of my life and jazz is the m...
  • Masters in jazz performance
  • From Skien Norway
  • Profile 85% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Right now it's to explore all the jazz of NYC!

ABOUT ME

Well my first name is Bård which is a really Norwegian name. In english its pronounced " Bored" So that is always my first line when i meet new people. " Hi, im Bored. And they go: "Already.."? " well i been Bored all my life" and so on.. :)
Well, i`m 31 years old. Born and raised in Skien Norway. Music has always been the passion since i was 7 years old. I picked up my grandmothers old organ and started to play melodies by ear. I played many instruments like Piano, Drums, Trumpet, but now i have a master degree in jazz guitar from The Sibelius academy in Helsinki Finland. I live in Oslo and my days spins around teaching guitar and playing jazz gigs. Im also in a tribute band to The Beatles called The Daytrippers where i play the role of John Lennon. We dress up in suits and so on.. Great Fun!
I haven`t been traveling so much, but i`m going to New York this July.
I really looking forward to experience the city where all my favourite music comes from! Im also interested in painting arts and theater. I guess everything that is about personal expression.
I concider myself as a person that respects other people. Im kind of well organized and i`m not fuzzy. I get along well with all kind of people. I feel openminded. Do not take myself to serious. I have a sense of humor and i like to hang out for some drinks and sing and play guitar at partys!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I just got introduced to it, so I'm looking forward to explore it.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

None, but I guess its cool and intersting.

Interests

Music!, Books, and movies.

  • arts
  • books
  • singing
  • theater
  • drinking
  • movies
  • traveling
  • painting
  • music
  • jazz
  • guitar
  • piano
  • trumpet
  • drums

Music, Movies, and Books

Hitchcock, Woody Allen, Jazz music, The Beatles.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've played lots of jazz gigs, so there's been many cool moments with music and people.

Teach, Learn, Share

Anyone and everyone.

Countries I’ve Visited

Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Lithuania, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden

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