New Group: 76-Juliet; Lisa G & Montage; and The Barbeez
Female Vocalist: Janet Planet
Guitar: Royce Hall
Bass: Eric Hervey
Drums/Percussion: Ernie Adams
Keyboards: Connie Grauer
Reeds/Brass: Al Anderson
Pop/Adult Contemporary: Vic Ferrari Band; and Rhythm Method
Blues Traditional/Contemporary: Johnny Rawls
Folk/Acoustic: David "HB" Drake
R&B/Urban/Scratch/Hip Hop: Coo Coo Cal
Producer: George Nash, Jr.
Studio: Smart Studios
Web Site: www.ACAEntertainment.com
Artist of the Year: Eric Benet
Specialty Instrument: Dani Miller (Harmonica)
Classical Group: Present Music
CD/Recording of the Year: Coo Coo Cal "My Projects"
Song of the Year: Eric Benet "Love Don't Love Me"
Male Vocalist: Bobby Rouse
Bluegrass: Art Stevenson & High Water
Big Band/Swing: Swing-O-Matics
Specialty/Nostalgia: Cherry Pie
Stage/Production Company: RAD Audio
Jazz Traditional/Contemporary: Manty Ellis
There were "People's Choice" nominees in three categories plus a write in category for Favorite Band, with Wisconsin residents selecting the area's favorites in the following areas:
- Music Venue: Luther's Blues and the Milwaukee Ale House
- Radio Station: WMSE-FM 91.7 and WORT-FM 89.9
- Print Media: Shepherd Express and The Onion
- Favorite Band: Exit
In addition, Mike Kappus and Summerfest were selected as winners of the WAMI President's Award and legendary jazz DJ Ron Cuzner was inducted into the organization's Hall of Fame.