WYNTON MARSALIS: A YOUNGARTS MASTERCLASS Kicks Off New Season on HBO
The HBO Family documentary Wynton Marsalis: A YoungArts Masterclass kicks off the third season of the two-time Emmy-nominated series, following three promising musicians as they work with the jazz icon Wynton Marsalis. In the series' season debut on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 (7:30-8:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO the young virtuosos selected by the National YoungArts Foundation-which offers talented high-school students from around the country the chance to be mentored by some of the world's greatest artists-prepare to perform alongside Marsalis during a performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Other HBO playdates: September 11 (2:00 p.m.), 14 (11:00 a.m.), 17 (6:15 a.m.), 20 (10:30 a.m.) and 29 (8:30 a.m.).
HBO Family playdates: September 15 (10:45 p.m.), 18 (11:30 p.m.), 23 (8:30 p.m.), 24 (3:55 a.m.) and 27 (6:30 p.m.), and Oct. 6 (5:25 a.m.), 19 (6:25 p.m.) and 20 (5:20 a.m.)
In the all-new YOUNGARTS MASTERCLASS episode the aspiring musicians - saxophonist Patrick Bartley, pianist Tony Madruga, and bass player Russell Hall - meet at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York to practice under the tutelage of jazz master Wynton Marsalis. The mentees pay close attention as he provides invaluable critique on musicianship and offers insights into the realm of improvisation. "Jazz is the only music in the world where four people sit up on a bandstand and they have to give shape and logic and form to music as they're making it," Marsalis explains. "What musicians do and artists do is they give form to chaos."
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ABOUT YOUNGARTS MASTERCLASS
Currently nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Season Two, and previously nominated for Season One, Wynton Marsalis' episode will launch the series' third season. The YoungArts MasterClass roster includes opera luminaries Renée Fleming and Plácido Domingo, actresses Patti LuPone, Kathleen Turner and Liv Ullmann, architect Frank Gehry, choreographer Bill T. Jones, playwrights Edward Albee and John Guare, photographer Bruce Weber, painter James Rosenquist, singer Bobby McFerrin and artist/filmmaker Julian Schnabel. Additional upcoming specials of YoungArts MasterClass will feature such legendary artists as actress/writer Anna Deavere Smith (November), singer Josh Groban (December) and actor Alan Alda (January), with other to follow. The series was created by Executive Producer Lin Arison, and filmmakers Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon.
In 2012, in conjunction with Columbia University's Teachers College, YoungArts developed a Study Guide based on the YoungArts MasterClass series.
For more on the show, visit http://www.youngarts.org/youngarts-masterclass
ABOUT THE NATIONAL YOUNGARTS FOUNDATION
The National YoungArts Foundation (formerly known as the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts) was established in 1981 by Lin and Ted Arison. To date, YoungArts has honored more than 17,000 young artists with over $6 million in monetary awards; facilitated in excess of $150 million in college scholarship opportunities; and enabled its participants to work with master teachers who are among the most distinguished artists in the world, such as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jacques d'Amboise, Plácido Domingo, Bill T. Jones, Quincy Jones and Martin Scorsese. For more information about YoungArts, visit www.youngarts.org.
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