Updated: Thursday, October 19, 2017, 12:51 PM
Arturo Sandoval. The Cuban jazz trumpeter who defected to the U.S. in the late 1980s with the help of his hero Dizzy Gillespie (and then-Vice President Dan Quayle) is celebrating Gillespie’s centenary. On his Dear Diz tour, the bandleader, who recently scored that “Dive” iPhone 7 commercial, is playing an afternoon show in Blue Bell before embarking on a five-night stand at the Blue Note in New York. 4 p.m. Sunday at the Science Theater at Montgomery County Community College.
Smithsonian Rock-and-Roll: Live and Unseen, by Bill Bentley. A coffee-table photo book that spans 60 years, with mostly crowd-sourced photos from shooters who uploaded shots to the Smithsonian website. Curated by legendary record man Bentley, the handsome tome covers Chuck Berry to Led Zeppelin to the Alabama Shakes, with local snaps of B.B. King and Creedence Clearwater Revival at the Atlantic City Pop Festival, Paul Simon and Stevie Nicks at the Spectrum, and Amy Winehouse at World Cafe Live. Smithsonian, $40.
Lila Downs. The Grammy-winning bilingual and bicultural Mexican American songwriter, actress, and musical anthropologist responds to — who else? — Donald Trump on her new Salon, Lagrimas y Deseo which she translates as Salon, Tears and Desire. Sunday at Merriam Theater.
James McMurtry. Top-tier Texas tunesmith still touring behind his superb, sharply observed 2015 collection of character studies, Complicated Game. With Chicago blues-rock trio Alice Drinks the Kool Aid opening. Tuesday at World Cafe Live.
Johnny Clegg. British-born South African pop star Clegg became a hero for defying apartheid laws in his adopted homeland in the 1980s with his bands Juluka and Savuka. He’s on what’s billed as his final world tour while the cancer he was diagnosed with in 2015 is in remission. Thursday at Keswick Theatre.