Savannah Jack: Friday-Saturday, Aug. 30-31 at Moonshine Beach 1165 Garnet Ave., 10 p.m. $10.
San Diego is blessed at the moment to have a world-class jazz scene full of brilliant musicians. Near the top of that list is pianist Joshua White. Appearing at Dizzy’s on Aug. 24, White plays around town with many combos, including Gilbert Castellanos’ weekly jam sessions in Balboa Park, always turning in terrific performances. However, for his own performances, his improvisational skills are especially at the forefront, making each show a unique listening experience. For this show, White will be backed by bassist Dean Hulett and drummer Tyler Kreutel.
Joshua White: Saturday, Aug. 24 at Dizzy’s at Arias Hall, 1717 Morena Blvd. 8 p.m. $20 dizzysjazz.com.
For music fans, one of San Diego’s finest summer time traditions is a trip around Mission Bay aboard the Bahia Belle. Offering up a nice mix of songs and summer breezes, the cruise is a unique way to catch some of the area’s top performers across genres. On Aug. 25, reggae favorites Irieality will be the featured artists, playing short sets between docking stations. The six-piece band eschews rock elements for a more traditional sound, similar to peak 1970s-era Wailers, making their music appealing to both die hard reggae fans as well as novices to the music.
Irieality: Sunday, Aug. 25 at the Bahia Resort, 998 West Mission Bay Drive. 9:30 p.m. 21 and up. $10. bahiabelle.com.
A little taste of Louisiana will hit Tio Leo’s on Aug. 27, with a performance from the Bayou Brothers. Playing songs inspired by New Orleans and Mardi Gras, this is toe-tapping, festive music at it’s best. The band is a street fair favorite, scoring a San Diego Music Award in 2013, with three albums to date, most recently 2015’s “High Roller Zydeco.” However, it’s live where they excel. The band’s high-energy performances, especially from rubboard player Judy Seid, are a lot of fun to watch, listen or dance to.
The Bayou Brothers: Tuesday, Aug. 27 at Tio Leo’s, 5302 Napa St. 9 p.m. 21 and up. Cover TBD. tioleos.com.
With a set list full of vintage crowd pleasers, a show from The Cool Rush Band is the perfect soundtrack to an evening at the beach. Appearing on Aug. 31 as part of the “Campland Rocks” concert series at Campland on the Bay, the quintet’s repertoire stops in the 1970s, but every tune is a sing-a-long classic. Featuring blues to the Beatles, “Gimme Some Lovin” to “The Letter,” and even lesser played gems such as “Stuck In The Middle,” the band offers up such a wide range of songs their shows are enjoyable for music lovers of all stripes.
The Cool Rush Band: Saturday, Aug. 31 at Campland on the Bay. 8 p.m. All ages. No cover. campland.com.
Rock-a-billy legends, The Stray Cats, stop in for a two-night stand at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. You can expect to hear all the hits, including “Rock This Town,” “(She’s) Sexy and 17,” and “Stray Cat Strut,” but longtime fans will also be happy to hear tunes from their brand new album, “40,” released by Encinitas based label, Surfdog Records.
The Stray Cats: Saturday-Sunday Aug. 31-Sept 1 at Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Drive. 7:30 p.m. $128.50.