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Introduction: We're a female/male live music duo that sounds like a full band! Experience and great musicianship matter when you're looking for live music. And that's just what you'll get with Brightenstar. Veterans of live performance for more than twenty years, Brightenstar's memorable performances reflect their vast experiences with audiences of all types. Our Song List, featuring covers of rock, pop and bit of country, features something for almost everyone. We perform hits by Taylor Swift, the Beatles, Coldplay, Tom Petty, Jason Mraz, Walk the Moon, Lady Antebellum, Imagine Dragons, Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, Miranda Lambert, Sheryl Crow, Adele, Colbie Caillat, Sara Bareilles, KT Tunstall, David Gray, Fleetwood Mac, Sam Smith, America, Jimmy Buffett, Steve Miller Band, Neil Diamond...just to name a few. Brightenstar uses the state-of-the-art Bose L1 sound system (for most events.) The system delivers crystal-clear sound that fills the room without overpowering your guests that want to talk and mingle. Jenna sings, plays keyboard, guitar, and ukulele. Neil sings as well, plays guitar, ukulele, and bass, and commands an array of devices that expand Brightenstar to well beyond the sound of typical duos. And it's all done with nothing prerecorded, save for a drum machine accompaniment. Audiences dance, sing, move, talk...Brightenstar entertains folks who participate in whatever way they want. Now you can have the sound of a band, at ANY volume. Brightenstar is ready to light up your event. Let's make it happen. There's nothing like the joy of sharing music with an audience.

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Dana M.

Solo Musician Entertainment

Neil did an amazing job playing guitar for our wedding ceremony on Vail mountain. He was great to work with and is a very talented musician. I highly recommend you hire Neil!
Jul 14, 2016
Diane R.

Music Entertainment

Aug 4, 2019
Kristy M.

Music Entertainment

Jul 18, 2016
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Neil Zimmerman


  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Jenna began performing professionally in musical theatre by the age of 12 and has performed in over 100 theater productions. She attended DU's Lamont School of Music studying jazz and contemporary music. She's performed at Colorado venues like The Soiled Dove, The Walnut Room, Lila B's, Hapa Sushi, Nonna's Bistro, Dazzle, Jack @ Jack's, and more. Her second CD, Coming Home, produced by Brightenstar partner Neil, was released in 2014. Jenna also is a renowned voice, guitar and piano teacher. Neil is a veteran of thousands of live performances since the 70's, with various bands, and his previous duos Pairadeux and The Jay and Neil Show. He is an accomplished composer for film and T.V. His compositions have been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, Bravo, Lifetime, BET, Nickelodeon, USA Network, ABC Family, HGTV, Nick at Nite, Game Show Network and other cable TV channels, as well as on radio and T.V. in France and Spain. His TTFFO Studios, a recording studio based in Highlands Ranch, CO, has produced fifteen commercially-released CDs, two short film soundtracks and a number of independent audio projects. He currently also teaches guitar lessons.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    Brightenstar, together and separately, have performed at everything from bar/tavern venues, to private parties, charity events, festivals, weddings, corporate events, marathons, and many more events of every size and shape.

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