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304 | Questlove: Creative Quest

Sunday, April 29 | 4:00p - 5:00p
Harris Theater for Music and Dance
205 E Randolph St | Chicago, IL | 60601
  • Members: $30
  • Public: $35
  • Students and Teachers: $30

Questlove—the Grammy Award-winning cofounder of The Roots and musical director for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon—is a creative powerhouse: musician, bandleader, designer, culinary entrepreneur, professor, and all-around cultural omnivore and tastemaker. Now he comes to CHF with a new mission: Creative Quest, an impassioned guide to living your best creative life, from finding a mentor to maintaining a creative network to coping with critics. In a candid and wide-ranging conversation with Ben Greenman (co-author, Mo' Meta Blues), Questlove will share his wisdom on inspiration and originality, and some of his own experiences, including life lessons from musical forefathers (George Clinton), collaborators (D’Angelo), and like-minded artists (Ava DuVernay and Björk).

Ticket purchase includes a copy of Creative Quest. An option for 1 book + 2 tickets is available through the box office at (312) 605-8444.

This event will feature open captions to increase access to program content.

This program recognizes Ariel Investments, recipient of CHF's 2016 Civic Leadership Award.


Questlove is a drummer, DJ, producer, culinary entrepreneur, designer, New York Times bestselling and James Beard Award–nominated author, and cofounder of the Roots. He is the musical director for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where the Roots serve as the house band, and a four-time Grammy Award–winning musician. He is the author of New York Times bestseller Mo’ Meta Blues, Soul Train: The Music, Dance and Style of a Generation, and Creative Quest. He is also an adjunct professor at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

Ben Greenman is a New York Times-bestselling author and former New Yorker editor who has written more than fifteen books of fiction and nonfiction, including the novel The Slippage, the short-story collection What He's Poised To Do , and collaborations with George Clinton and Brian Wilson. His most recent books are a book-length study of Prince, Dig If You Will The Picture, and Don Quixotic, a collection of microfictions about the 45th president of the United States.

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  • Ariel Investments Program
  • Creative Quest
  • 4/24/2018