Bon Jovi keyboard player David Bryan has donated a grand piano to the U.S. State Department.
The It's My Life hitmaker gifted the organisation with a nine-foot (three-metre) Steinway concert grand piano, which will be housed in the Benjamin Franklin Ballroom in Washington, D.C. and former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was on hand to accept the instrument during a special presentation last week (23Jul12).
Bryan says, "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 honour to give this gift to the State Department. I hope it brings years of wonderful music to these great halls."