The following are the winners from the 6th annual

San Diego Music Awards, held on August 27, 1996

at 4th & B:

Best Contemporary – The Heroes
Best Jazz – Hollis Gentry

Best Pop Jazz – Greyboy Allstars

Best Dixieland – Preservation Revue

Best Latin Jazz – Jaime Valle & Equinox
Best Big Band – Benny Holman Band

Best Folk or Acoustic – Elizabeth Hummel

Best Funk – Goldfish

Best Americana or Country – Glenn Jeffrey Band

Best Blues – Mississippi Mudsharks

Best World Beat – Big Mountain

Best Alternative – Liquid Groove

Best Ska or Punk – Unwritten Law

Best Rock – Sprung Monkey

Best Rock Album – The Dragons: Pain Killer

Best Jazz or Blues Album – Jaime Valle: Different World

Best Local Recording – Loam: Stereoscopic
Best Compilation Album – Supermixer

Best New Artist – Almighty Ultrasound
Best Alternative Album – Rocket From The Crypt: RFTC

Best Pop Album – rust: Bar Chord Ritual

Artist of the Year – Jewel

Group of the Year – Greyboy Allstars