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2nd Annual Peter’s Players Jamaica “Winterfest”
January 23-30, 2020

MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA

 

FEATURING
PAUL NELSON AND THE ALL-STAR BAND

What better way to beat the “Winter Blues” than with some amazing music on a tropical isle!

Join us for our annual all-inclusive week at the Beautiful Sea Garden Beach Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica, for a fun-filled week featuring fantastic all-star musicians, jams, clinics and simply a darn good time!

Presented by Peter’s Players 

 

 

ALL INCLUSIVE

Your stay at SeaGarden Beach Resort is all-inclusive

(INCLUDES GROUND TRANSFER TO AND FROM HOTEL, ALL MEALS, DRINKS & ACCOMMODATIONS AT SeaGarden Montego Bay AS WELL AS YOUR FANTASTIC MUSIC PACKAGE FOR THE WEEK)

ALL-INCLUSIVE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Access To Private Beach Club
  • Unlimited Dining And Drinking
  • Meeting & Conference Rooms
  • Local Gift Shop
  • 24Hr Front Desk
  • Exciting Nightly Entertainment
  • Lifeguards On Duty
  • Disco (On Property)
  • Nurse’s Station
  • Tennis Courts
  • Games Room
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Child Friendly Pool
  • Fitness Centre
  • Non-Motorized Watersports

 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM LAST YEAR’S WINTERFEST

SeaGarden Beach Resort is a tranquil oasis that creates an authentic Jamaican experience for you. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, here, the tradition of warm Jamaican hospitality charms you at each encounter. Cozy up in a gazebo on the edge of the horizon while gazing at endless views of the Caribbean Sea. This, coupled with lush tropical greenery makes SeaGarden Beach Resort the ideal place to relax and enjoy Jamaica at its best.

FESTIVAL LINEUP 

(ALL HEADLINE SHOWS START AT 8:00 PM)
Jan 23 – arrive
Jan 24 – TBA

Jan 25 – TBA
Jan 26 – TBA
Jan 27 – TBA
Jan 28 – TBA
Jan 29 – TBA
Jan 30 – depart

 

ANA POPOVIC

The award-winning, hard-touring, guitar slinger and singer Ana Popovic is back on the road promoting her new album ‘Like It On Top’, that focuses on empowered, successful, inspiring female role models.

Like It On Top opened #2 at the iTunes most downloaded US blues albums. The album peaked at #2 of the Billboard Top Selling blues albums chart.

Recorded in Nashville, TN and produced by four-time Grammy winner Keb’ Mo’, the blues influenced album features guest appearances from Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Robben Ford and Keb’ Mo’.

A trending theme in today’s world is women overcoming obstacles and breaking through the glass ceilings to reach the top. Like It On Top celebrates those that take initiative, develop, inspire and motivate. But it also credits the men who are motivated and enlightened enough to support women in their quest to be their best versions of themselves.

“I hope that my music inspires others to motivate ladies all over the world to be successful, energetic, empowered women on a mission, and to motivate men to give them that chance,” Popovic says. “The majority of women need to work harder than men to prove themselves or need to cope with a feeling of constant pressure to never make a mistake and be perfect. I believe that women no longer only have the right to earn a living and to take care of themselves and their families. The time has come to step it up. Becoming the outstanding leaders of tomorrow. Corner-office ladies in business, politics, and the electric guitar!”

Moving west
Ana has been moving west all her life. She fell in love with American blues as a kid, starting back home in Belgrade, Serbia (ex-Yugoslavia), then moved to the Netherlands to study at the conservatory of jazz and world-music. She lived in Amsterdam for over ten years, and then in a single-minded pursuit of her art and career, she relocated to Memphis, TN to record and work with Southern musicians. Finally, two years ago, she moved her family to Los Angeles, California where she now lives.

Called “one helluva a guitar-player” by Bruce Springsteen and nominated for six Blues Music Awards, Ana has appeared on the covers of Vintage Guitar and Guitar Player magazine. Her albums ‘Can You Stand The Heat’ and ‘Unconditional’ were USA Today Picks-Of-The-Week and featured on NPR Weekend Edition, who praised her “Fiery technique on the Stratocaster”. Nearly all of Ana’s albums reached the top of the Billboard Blues Charts. She and her six-piece band have toured tirelessly, sharing stages with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, Joe Bonamassa and many others.

 

PAUL NELSON  guitarist/performer/producer/songwriter

Paul Nelson – is recognized as one of today’s top virtuoso guitarists/songwriters and producers not only having the distinction of being the hand picked fellow guitarist to the legendary rock/blues icon Johnny Winter but he has toured the world over performing and or recorded along side an endless who’s who list of top artists from Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy to Slash, Billy Gibbons, Ben Harper, Robben Ford, Vince Gill, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, James Cotton, Joe Perry, Susan Tedeschi, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, John Popper, Dr. John, Larry Carlton, Leslie West, Joe Bonamassa, Sonny Landreth, Dickey Betts to Joe Walsh and more…

Nelson received a Grammy award for his work performing on and producing Winter’s “Step Back” release on Megaforce/Sony winning “Best Blues Album of the Year” highlighting his already long list of Grammy Nominations. As well as the BMA “Blues Music Award” for “Best Blues/Rock Album” reaching #16 on the Billboard Top 200 and staying at #1 on the Billboard Blues Charts for weeks. He is also a recipient of the Blues Foundation’s KBA “Keeping The Blues Alive Award”.

His music has reached millions with appearances on Late Night with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live, and on award winning documentaries: “Down and Dirty” The Johnny Winter Story and “Sideman: Long Road to Glory” (feat: Bonnie Rait, Gregg Allman, Hubert Sumlin), as well as music written/performed and broadcast nationally on NBC and on multiple major album releases, books, instructional guitar columns, live Concert DVD’s, and guest performances on countless recordings.

Staying at #1 on the “Hot New Releases” charts for months Nelson’s latest project “Badass Generation” on Sony Records still maintains his unmistakable connection to the Blues, but it also finds the guitarist showing his many other musical dimentions fans have come expect considering him one of music’s most respected and influential contemporary artists…

 

With The All- Star Band

MIKE DIMEO  keys

Originally known as lead singer Mike DiMeo with legendary New York hard rock outfit Riot. He went on to record six studio albums with the band and one live album recorded live in Tokyo. He has done several tours with Bonnie Tyler (Total eclipse of the heart) Vinnie Moore (UFO). Dimeo had the honor of being the keyboard player on the legendary Guitar player Johnny Winter‘s last two releases, Roots, and Step Back. The records feature guest performances from some of the worlds greatest guitar players and musicians.. Vince Gill, Derek Trucks , Eric Clapton, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Joe Bonamassa, Leslie West (Mountain) and many others….Step Back went on to win “Best Blues Album” at the 57th annual Grammy Awards. Mike currently tours the world with Tommy James and the Shondells (Mony Mony, Crimson and Clover)

CRISPIN CLOE  sax

Saxist/songwriter/producer Crispin Cioe has left an indelible imprint on American/ British roots and pop music, through his work as a soloist (viz. sax solos on James Brown’s “Living in America”, “Love & Money” by Bronski Beat, etc.), being a co-founding member of the esteemed Uptown Horns (recording/tours with icons like the Rolling Stones, Solomon Burke, Tom Waits, Ray Charles, Ohio Players. . . ), music directing for TV (including “The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for Humor” and “The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Songwriting, Live From The White House”), and by dint of a lifelong commitment to workin’ it hard every time he’s hit the stage playing tenor and/or alto, baritone and soprano saxophone.

DAVID HULL  bass

David Hull began his career in music performing with Buddy MilesJoe CockerTed NugentArthur Lee & Lee’s band Love and is best  known as the substitute bass player for Aerosmith during three of their world tours and also a member of the Joe Perry Project.

Hull actually performed at an impromptu show after the funeral of Jimi Hendrix. Hull joined Buddy Miles, Johnny Winter, Charlie Karp, Billy Cox, Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding at a nearby hall.[3]

As a member of the band Farrenheit The band signed with Warner Bros. Records and their music went into regular rotation on MTV. They scored an opening slot on Boston‘s 70-stop sold-out American tour. Farrenheit’s eponymous album spent seven weeks on the Billboard 200.[5]

Hull has released a solo CD Soul In Motion

MARTY RICHARDS drums

Marty Richards   has been on hundred of recordings  with a list of artists that reads like a “who’s who” of American popular music.

Marty’s list of credits also includes Peter Wolf’s solo projects; performances and recordings with bluesmen James Montgomery, James Cotton, Jay McShann, Jimmy Witherspoon, John Hammond and Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds; tours with The Blues Brothers, Joe Perry, J Geils and onstage appearances with some of the most legendary of the all-time jazz greats including Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Carter and Tommy Flanagan.

 

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