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Bon Jovi Keyboardist David Bryan Donates Steinway Grand Piano to U.S. State Department

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Bon Jovi have done their part for the arts over the years, and keyboardist David Bryan is making sure that music will be able to ring throughout the U.S. State Department for years to come.

Bryan donated a nine-foot Steinway concert grand piano to the U.S. State Department Collection, and the regal instrument will be housed in the Benjamin Franklin Ballroom at the Harry S. Truman State Department Building in Washington, D.C.

The keyboardist stated, “In times of joy and sorrow, love or hate, peace and unrest, music has always been an important outlet for expressing our emotions individually and as a nation. As a proud American musician, it is my great honor to give this gift to the State Department. I hope it brings years of wonderful music to these great halls.”

A plaque that accompanies the piano states, “In the timeless celebration of music is that which brings us together, not separates us.”

Bryan was on hand with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at a reception honoring the presentation, which also included a performance by the Broadway cast of ‘Memphis.’ The musical recently won four Tony awards, including Best Original Score, for which Bryan and Joe DiPietro were responsible. Bryan was also honored for Outstanding Music and Outstanding Orchestration at the Drama Desk Awards and for Outstanding Score at the Outer Critics Circle Awards.

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