The following are the winners from the 7th annual

San Diego Music Awards, held on October 26, 2997

at Montezuma Hall at SDSU:

Best Contemporary – Rockola
Best Jazz – Charles McPherson
Best Pop Jazz – Greyboy Allstars

Best Latin Jazz – Jaime Valle & Equinox
Best Big Band – Big Time Operator
Best Folk or Acoustic – Gregory Page

Best Funk – Goldfish
Best Americana or Country – Nitro Express
Best Blues – Mississippi Mudsharks
Best World Beat – Common Sense
Best Alternative – Inch

Best Ska or Punk – Buck-O-Nine

Best Rock – fluf

Best Rock Album – No Knife:  Hit Man Dreams

Best Jazz or Blues Album – Greyboy Allstars: A Town Called Earth

Best Local Recording: Furious IV: What’s Become of the Baby?

Best New Artist – Switchfoot
Best Alternative Album – blink-182: Dude Ranch

Best Pop Album – Dryve: Thrifty Mr. Kickstar

Artist of the Year – Steve Poltz
Group of the Year – Buck-O-Nine

Lifetime Achievement Award –Tim Mays, Harlon Shiffman