2019 San Diego Music Awards Nominees Announced

The SDMAs are back on March 11 -- check out this year's nominees and performers below

By Rutger Rosenborg

It's that time of the year again, local music aficionados -- the San Diego Music Awards are back Monday, March 11, at 7 p.m. at the House of Blues San Diego (1055 5th Ave.) in downtown.

Last year, P.O.D. brought the boom to the awards ceremony, and this year's performances promise to be just as exciting. The 28th annual SDMAs will feature special performances by Java Joe's All-Stars (Jason Mraz; Gregory Page; Billy Galewood, aka Bushwalla; and others), the Redwoods Revue, Vokab Kompany, Veronica May, Ariel Levine, Casey Hensley band and Shane Hall.

Since 1991, the local music awards ceremony has not only recognized the exceptional and diverse talent within the San Diego music community, but it's also generated proceeds to fund the San Diego Music Foundation's Guitars for Schools program.

Best Jazz Album

  • Christopher Hollyday - "Telepathy"

  • Danny Green Trio Plus Strings - "One Day It Will"

  • Ira B. Liss Big Band Jazz Machine - "Tasty Tunes"

  • Joe Garrison - "The Broken Jar"

  • Mattson 2 - "A Love Supreme"

  • Montalban Quintet - "Under the River"

  • Peter Sprague String Trio - "Samba Andaluza"