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. 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 – the young virtuosos prepare to perform alongside Marsalis during a performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center, in the series’ season debut, MONDAY, SEPT. 9 (7:30-8:00 p.m. ET/PT), on HBO.
Other HBO playdates: Sept. 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: Sept. 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.)
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.
Watch full episodes of Season One, here.
In conjunction with Columbia University’s Teachers College, YoungArts also has developed a Study Guide based on its YoungArts MasterClass series which is distributed free to schools nationwide to help increase arts education and awareness. Learn more.