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Clinton’s saxophone given to jazz museum

December 21, 2007

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Former President Clinton has donated the saxophone he played at his inauguration to the American Jazz Museum.

The attraction is part of the historic 18th and Vine district, where musicians often play into the early morning hours at an old union hall called the Mutual Musicians Foundation.

"Though he may have been unable to hang in a jam session at the Mutual Musicians Foundation, he is the only leader of the free world to be a jazz musician, and I know he would have loved the chance to sit in on a set," Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., said in a statement Thursday announcing the donation.

Cleaver also said the federal budget just passed by Congress includes $312,000 for the museum to spend on education programs, new exhibits and the restoration of its collection of jazz films.

Comments

lounger 7 years ago

Ummm I think Clinton was a really good prez but as a sax player well...He wouldnt have made much of a career of it.

jmadison 7 years ago

Is this the saxophone Norman Hsu owned prior to his downfall?

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