Jazz Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos Among Big Winners at 23rd SD Music Awards

Thu, Oct 17 2013 02:49pm PDT 1
Kelly Curtis
Kelly Curtis
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San Diego jazz trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos made history this week became the first jazz artist ever to win the Artist of the Year award at the 23rd Annual San Diego Music Awards ceremony. In addition to the coveted Artist of the Year honors, Castellanos was also recognized in the Best Jazz Artist and Best Jazz Album categories. Local Americana band The Silent Comedy also enjoyed success at the ceremony, taking home honors for Song of the Year and Best Pop Act. The ceremony was held Wednesday night at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay on Shelter Island with an announced crowd of 1,344 in attendance. Staged by local nonprofit San Diego Music Foundation, the event raised nearly $17,000 that has been earmarked for the group's Guitars for Schools program, which has provided more than 2,000 guitars to San Diego County schools since the program's inception in 1991.

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