The following are the winners from the 12th annual 

San Diego Music Awards, held on October 15, 2002

at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay:

Best Bar Band - Liquid Blue

Best Traditional Jazz - Gilbert Castellanos Hammond B-3 Quartet

Best Pop or Groove Jazz - Karl Denson's Tiny Universe

Best Latin - Jaime Valle & Equinox

Best World - Pepper

Best Acoustic - Jason Mraz

Best Blues - Candye Kane

Best Americana - Hot Rod Lincoln

Best Rap, Hip-Hop or R & B - Kastlevania

Best Country - Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash

Best Adult Alternative - Switchfoot

Best Rock - Rochelle, Rochelle

Best Hard Rock - Life Hates Me

Best Alternative - Rocket From The Crypt

Best Punk - Agent 51

Best Electronic - DJ Greyboy

Best New Artist - Congress of the Cow 

Best Adult Alternative Album - Berkley Hart-Something to Fall Back On

Best R & B, Hip Hop or Rap Album - Roundtable MCs-Table Manners

Best Alternative Album - Unwritten Law-Elva

Best Rock Album - The Dragons-Rock & Roll Kamikaze

Best Punk Album - Dogwood - Matt Aragon

Best Jazz Album - Robert Walter-There Goes the Neighborhood

Best Blues Album - Earl Thomas-The Elector Sessions
Best Local Recording - Noise Ratchet-Until We Have Faces

Group of the Year - Karl Denson's Tiny Universe

Song of the Year - P.O.D. -B oom 

Album of the Year - Pinback-Blue Screen Life