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Praise for BrightStar Entertainment

“As an artist manager, nothing is more important than trust. We deal with promoters, agents, record company execs every day, and working with people that we can depend on for professionalism, accuracy and honesty, is vital. Michele Abrams has shown time and again that she is an example of the type of industry professional that we can trust and depend on. I personally have attended her concert events and have been completely impressed with every aspect of the production!” -Bud Harner, Agent, Chapman Management

“I have been in artist management since 1970. I have never seen a music promoter with more dedication and commitment to making an event successful. Michele and her entire In Concert for Cancer team embraced the concert event with such enthusiasm and persistence. I know that the members of the Family Stone shared how cancer has changed their lives and what it meant to them to be a part of this special concert event. Thanks again for making “In Concert for Cancer” one of our most memorable shows in the last 50 years. Hope to work with you again in the near future.” -Joel Brandes, Manager of Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, The Family Stone and President, Westlake Promotions

"Michele and her dedicated team at Bright Star Entertainment boast the rare combination of enthusiasm, vision, commitment, professionalism and competence." In the ever-challenging world of live music event production, it’s refreshing to see such a positive force making an inspiring difference on our community." -Jim Douglas, Principal, Prime Time Entertainment

“I couldn't be more honored to perform for the very first In Concert for Cancer event in San Diego on the USS Midway. It was absolutely a stunning event in a stunning setting, but more than that, it was an evening full of heart. I never thought I'd have someone close to me be diagnosed, but a few years ago my mother-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was a very long hard fight, and she's all clear now. I saw firsthand how devastating this disease can be, not only to the individual, but to everyone around them. We all have to work together to beat this awful disease. I'll be a part of every event In Concert for Cancer puts on. Their commitment and passion is unmatched and they're doing so much good with every passing day.” –Mindi Abair, saxophonist/vocalist/recording artist/author

"Kudos to Michele and her In Concert For Cancer team, for their tireless work in using the power of music to help those facing this devastating disease. Music has a unique ability to stir the soul and provide healing, especially live music. For those in attendance and those who are fighting the battle, the notes made at these annual 'musical love-fests' have reverberations that cannot be measured, but are so important and vital." –Dave Koz, Just Koz Entertainment, Inc. Eight-time Grammy nominated saxophonist, recording artist

I have worked with Michele Abrams and her organization BrightStar Entertainment over the past year, and am impressed with both her drive and passion to raise money for cancer research. Through her efforts, she is actively involved in creating better public awareness for cancer organizations and sharing meaningful live music performances in support of cancer patients and their families. Michele's drive, dedication and enthusiasm are unparalleled. She is an inspiration!” -Greg Errico Drummer, "The Family Stone" Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee

BrightStar Entertainment is privileged to work with extraordinary music artists, partial list includes:


Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Grammy winners, hip hop artists

The Family Stone
Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, funk legends

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Grammy winner, Pop/Rock/Funk/Jazz group

Elliot Randall & The Deadmen
Country Rock touring artists

Eric Marienthal
Grammy winner, saxophonist

LeRoy Bell
"The Voice" finalist, singer, songwriter, guitarist

Dave Koz
9-time Grammy nominee, composer, saxophonist

Greg Karukas
Grammy winning keyboardist, producer, composer, pianist

Mindi Abair
2-time Grammy nominee, singer, songwriter, saxophonist

Euge Groove
3-time Grammy-nominee composer, saxophonist

Jeff Lorber
Grammy-nominated keyboardist, composer, record producer

Jonathan Butler
Grammy-nominated, composer, guitarist vocalist

Patrick Lamb
Grammy-nominated composer, saxophonist

Richard Smith
Grammy-nominated composer, guitarist

Stephanie Porter
Award winning jazz vocalist

Paul Jackson Jr.
Composer, producer, guitarist

The Sax Pack featuring Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole & Kim Waters