1997 Winners

Album of the Year
Switchfoot - The Beautiful Letdown

Artist of the Year
Jason Mraz

Best Acoustic
Gregory Page

Best Alternative
Hot Like A Robot

Best Alternative Album
No Knife - Riot for Romance

Best Americana or Country
Nitro Express

Best Americana or Country Album
Nickel Creek - This Side

Best Blues
Mississippi Mudsharks

Best Hip-Hop

Best Big Band 
Big Time Operator

Best Jazz
Charles McPherson

Best Jazz Album
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe - The Bridge

Best Latin Jazz
Jaime Valle & Equinox

Best Local Recording
A.M. Vibe

Best New Artist

The Accident Experiment

Best Pop Album
Switchfoot - The Beautiful Letdown

Best Pop-Jazz
Greyboy Allstars

Best Punk
Agent 51

Best Punk Album

Agent 51 - Red and the Black

Best Rock
Noise Ratchet

Best Rock Album
Reeve Oliver - The Reevelution EP

Best Tribute Band

Best World Music
Common Sense

Best World Music Album
Reeve Oliver - The Reevelution EP

Lifetime Achievement Award
Jack Tempchin

Song of the Year
Jason Mraz - The Remedy