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David Bryan

Keyboard Player and Founding Member, Bon Jovi, Singer/Songwriter Composer, Lyricist and Programmer/Tony Award winning Composer&Lyricist&Orchestrator

Keyboard player, songwriter and founding member of Bon Jovi, David Bryan is a Grammy® Award-winning keyboard player and founding member of Bon Jovi. Over the past 34 years, the band has sold more than 150 million records and toured the world, playing to millions of people.

He won three 2010 Tony Award’s for Best Score/Lyrics,Best Orchestrations,and Best Musical, for the hit Broadway musical Memphis as well as a Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical.

He and Joe DiPietro have also co-written the award-winning musical The Toxic Avenger.And won The Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Off Broadway Musical.

David has produced Memphis The Musical cast albums with the original Broadway cast and also The London West End cast.

He also produced The Toxic Avenger cast album.

David wrote and released a solo record, Lunar Eclipse (Rounder/Universal) an instrumental collection with a single vocal bonus track highlighting all of the aspects of his training and influences - blues, classical, jazz and of course, rock & roll.

Born in Edison, New Jersey, David Bryan began taking piano lessons at the age of seven. He continued this classical study with Emery Hack for thirteen years. He enrolled at Rutgers University where he continued his musical education (and pre-med studies), preparing him for an audition at the prestigious Julliard School of Music. When the phone rang with Jon Bon Jovi on the other end saying, “The record company just called. We have a record deal”. The choice was made and the rest is history...

David is a National Spokesperson for VH1's Save The Music Program. Mrs. Dena Hammerstein appointed David Honorary Board Member of Only Make Believe, a program dedicated to the principle that freeing a child's creative spirit is a valuable part of the healing process.