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Bill Clinton Donates Saxophone to Jazz Museum

Former President and wannabe First Gent Bill Clinton has donated the saxophone he played at his inauguration to the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, Mo.

The attraction is part of the historic 18th and Vine district, where musicians often play into the early morning 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.

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.

The saxophone had been in the collection of Clinton’s presidential library in Little Rock, Ark.

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