Mission Bay High’s Spring Concert set for June 1
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Mission Bay music director JP Balmat with the Preservationists.
Mission Bay music director JP Balmat with the Preservationists.
Mission Bay High School hosts its annual Spring Concert on June 1. Featuring the school’s Concert Band, String Orchestra and Full Orchestra under the direction of music director JP Balmat, the event neatly showcases some of the area’s top young musicians, many sure to rise to prominence.

Funds raised at this event go to help fund the program. San Diego’s music scene has remained vibrant despite downturns in the music business in recent years. Programs such as this, which nurture young talent, are one of the reasons why.

Spring Concert: Friday, June 1 at Mission Bay High, 2475 Grand Ave. 7 p.m. missionbaymusic.com.

Rock-a-billy fans won’t want to miss an appearance from Levi Dexter and the Gretsch Brothers appearing at Tio Leo’s. Dexter first came to prominence in 1977 with his band, The Rockats, helping to pioneer the 1950s inspired rock-a-billy revival. For this tour Dexter is joined by guitarists Katsuo Hino and Kenichi Yamaguchi, aka the Gretsch Brothers, performing songs from their joint album, “All Thru The Night.”

Levi Dexter and the Gretsch Brothers: Thursday, May 31 at Tio Leo’s, 5302 Napa St. 9 p.m. 21 and up. tioleos.com.

Anyone who enjoys the music of songwriter Cole Porter won’t want to miss a special concert at Dizzy’s on June 3, featuring guitarist Peter Sprague and singer Rebecca Jade performing music from their recent album, “Planet Cole Porter.”

The duo are acclaimed headliners in their own right, but this pairing adds its own distinct magic to their sound. If you are a fan of jazz or the Great American Songbook, which includes some of the greatest songs ever written, including Porter’s “Night & Day” and “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” you will love every second of this concert.

Peter Sprague and Rebecca Jade: Sunday, June 3, at Dizzy’s at Arias Hall, 1717 Morena Blvd. 8 p.m. dizzysjazz.com.

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth performs at Brick by Brick on June 8. Best known as guitarist for German heavy metal rockers, the Scorpions during the 1970s, in the ensuing years Roth has become a teacher and mentor to musicians the world over. The night is being billed as a “Triple Anniversary Tour” with a set of music from his post Scorpions group, Electric Sun, as well as highlights from new compilation, “The Tokyo Tapes” revisited. If you are a fan of six string fretwork, it doesn’t get better than this. The show will also include performances from The Brett Ellis Band, The Taz Taylor Band and Bunch of Heathens.

Uli Jon Roth: Friday, June 8 at Brick by Brick, 1130 Buenos Ave. 7 p.m. 21 and up. brickbybrick.com.

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl himself would do a double take if he walked into a Fooz Fighter gig. Performing at the 710 Beach Club on June 8, The Fooz Fighters do an impressive job of impersonating the Foo Fighters, right down to singer Nicky Rich, who comes across as a dead ringer for Grohl.

Fooz Fighters: Friday, June 8 at the 710 Beach Club, 710 Garnet Ave. 9 p.m. 21 and up. 710bc.com.

Blues guitarist / singer-songwriter Anna Troy returns to San Diego for a show with Robin Henkel on June 10. Troy currently does not tour and only makes it back to the area on rare occasions.

Currently based in New York where she attends school, Troy will be performing alongside award winning bluesman, Robin Henkel. Troy is a solid guitarist, but where she really excels is in her songwriting, with numerous gems in her set, such as “In This Room” and “Ain’t No Man.”

Anna Troy: Sunday, June 10 at Java Joe’s, 2611 Congress St. 7 p.m. javajoessd.com.

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