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Clinton donates saxophone to Jazz Museum
Miami Herald ^ | Dec. 21, 2007

Posted on 12/22/2007 5:40:03 AM PST by COUNTrecount

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- 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 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.

The saxophone, which is expected to be handed over in a public ceremony Friday, had been in the collection of Clinton's presidential library in Little Rock, Ark.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: jazz; yuck

Democratic Presidential Candidate Bill Clinton, governor of Arkansas, plays the saxophone at a fundraiser at a Washington club, in a January 22, 1992 file photo. Former President Clinton has donated the saxophone he played at his inauguration to the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, Mo.

1 posted on 12/22/2007 5:40:04 AM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount
Clinton donates saxophone to Jazz Museum

Shouldn't this read, "Clinton donates sexophone to Jazz Museum"?
2 posted on 12/22/2007 5:44:55 AM PST by aruanan
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To: aruanan

Jazz should have different vowel!


3 posted on 12/22/2007 5:46:45 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: COUNTrecount

Which museum gets the cigar?


4 posted on 12/22/2007 5:47:11 AM PST by mimaw
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To: COUNTrecount

Hope they disinfected it first!


5 posted on 12/22/2007 5:49:49 AM PST by Disturbin (01-20-09: Another Republican's First Day)
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To: COUNTrecount

Wonder how much of a tax deduction the Toons’ll take for it?


6 posted on 12/22/2007 5:49:53 AM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: COUNTrecount

Impeached Presidential Candidate Bill Clinton, governor of Arkansas, serial rapist, perjurer, traitor plays the saxophone at a fundraiser at a Washington club, in a January 22, 1992 file photo. Former President Clinton has donated the saxophone he played at his inauguration to the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, Mo.

Fixed it

7 posted on 12/22/2007 5:52:23 AM PST by Popman
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To: COUNTrecount

Former President Clinton has donated the saxophone he played at his inauguration

You can’t believe a word that man says, so how do they know if it really is the ‘saxophone’ former President Clinton played at his inauguration?


8 posted on 12/22/2007 5:52:47 AM PST by Son House (Lower Tax Rates for MORE Income Opportunities.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Any word from the cigar museum?


9 posted on 12/22/2007 5:53:09 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Fred Dalton Thompson for President)
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To: COUNTrecount

He played the thing about as well as he saluted. What a loon.


10 posted on 12/22/2007 5:58:30 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: COUNTrecount
And, of course, there are Federal funds being channeled to the museum.
11 posted on 12/22/2007 6:00:55 AM PST by Truth29
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To: COUNTrecount

While he blew on the sax, Monica was blowing on . . . . .


12 posted on 12/22/2007 6:01:22 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (I've been too busy for FR this weekend, because I did the things I refuse to let the invaders do.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Charlie Parker is turning over in his grave at this very minute.


13 posted on 12/22/2007 6:01:57 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Scrape the bottom, vote for Rodham!)
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To: COUNTrecount

14 posted on 12/22/2007 6:04:10 AM PST by DogBarkTree (The correct word isn't "immigrant" when what they are doing is "invading".)
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To: aruanan

Close ... sexaphone to the jizz museum.


15 posted on 12/22/2007 6:19:11 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: COUNTrecount

And where did he send the “cigar”?


16 posted on 12/22/2007 6:29:31 AM PST by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: COUNTrecount
"Follow me everyone! It's 2 fer 1 don't ya know."



17 posted on 12/22/2007 6:35:32 AM PST by vietvet67
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To: Arrowhead1952
While he blew on the sax, Monica was blowing on . . . . .

Depends on what the word 'blow' is.....

18 posted on 12/22/2007 6:57:19 AM PST by shiva
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To: COUNTrecount

Great, they can add a new wing to the jazz museum for Clinton’s saxophone and all of Kenneth Gorelick’s fake ass jazz albums.


19 posted on 12/22/2007 7:02:20 AM PST by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: COUNTrecount

Where are the semen stained blue dress and cigar on display?


20 posted on 12/22/2007 7:09:40 AM PST by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: COUNTrecount

Now if he would just donate himself to the dust bin of history.


21 posted on 12/22/2007 7:11:54 AM PST by ReluctantDragon
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To: COUNTrecount

Bill Clinton has the playing talent of a 1st year school band saxophonist. Perhaps I should donate my old Pop Warner jersey to the Football Hall of Fame.


22 posted on 12/22/2007 7:15:14 AM PST by Right Brother
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To: COUNTrecount

“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. “

Now he’s a jazz musician? Give me a break. I hate that the Clintons have to be everything: musicians, great skiers without lessons, smartest people in the universe. Every day is another day to pat themselves on the back about how wonderful they are.


23 posted on 12/22/2007 7:24:57 AM PST by keepitreal
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To: Right Brother

Exactly - he’s a mediocre player at best - and a hack in reality.


24 posted on 12/22/2007 7:26:36 AM PST by keepitreal
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To: COUNTrecount

I have to take my hat off to Bubba as a sax player. I think he might actually have been the first President who was literally so horny he honked.


25 posted on 12/22/2007 7:28:07 AM PST by RichInOC (Bill Clinton is a semen stain on the Presidency.)
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To: mewzilla

My thoughts exactly. Also,knowing the toon, how do we know that it is even his or one he bought at Wal-Mart.


26 posted on 12/22/2007 7:40:23 AM PST by shaft29
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To: keepitreal
Now he’s a jazz musician?

People call Kenny Gorelick one, so why not Clinton?

27 posted on 12/22/2007 7:47:42 AM PST by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: pepperhead
I used to say I took my screen name because of Bill 'Bad Tone Out Of Tune When In Doubt Trill I Won A Medal In High School' Clinton. Something like that.

I also said Bill Clinton was the second worst thing to ever happen to the saxophone. Kenny G was the worst. My teacher differed; He thought anything that brought more popularity to the saxophone was good. I strongly disagreed.

My new favorite band, or at least my new favorite band name:

The Dead Kenny G's

28 posted on 12/22/2007 9:20:20 AM PST by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: real saxophonist

...And yes, I have a Dead Kenny G’s T-shirt.


29 posted on 12/22/2007 9:21:42 AM PST by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: real saxophonist

Cool, nice to see there is another freeper here that hates Gorelick as much I do. I have been know to go to stores and make his albums harder to find by flipping over the big name tag that shows where his albums are so it is blank. Or turning his albums around so you can’t see his face or his name in big print. I also hide them behind real jazz albums.


30 posted on 12/22/2007 9:38:30 AM PST by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: COUNTrecount

WOW!! What a guy! Now I think I’ll vote for his wife.

(Full sarcasm mode)


31 posted on 12/22/2007 9:42:18 AM PST by 4yearlurker (Thanks Vets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: The Great RJ; COUNTrecount
They go here:


32 posted on 12/22/2007 9:47:20 AM PST by quark
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To: Disturbin
Hope they disinfected it first!

Does the museum have an autoclave.

Slick will probably use this as a $20 million tax deduction.

33 posted on 12/22/2007 9:53:48 AM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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