The Night Cafe

Series produced by Will Duchon

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Image by: Mystie Chamberlin 

A one-hour program of jazz vocals by classic and contemporary artists, broadcast by WMNR Fine Arts Radio (www.wmnr.org), hosted by Will Duchon.

Since 2006 Will Duchon's "The Night Café" has presented weekly programs featuring the best jazz vocalists of yesterday and today. The program has an intimate, late-night feel, and along with the music "The Night Café" occasionally features live interviews with current jazz artists.


130 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Songs inspired by childhood and children.

  • Added: May 30, 2020
  • Length: 53:15
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Verses and introductions to well-known jazz standards.

  • Added: Nov 03, 2018
  • Length: 56:40
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Jazz vocals about much-needed sunshine.

  • Added: May 16, 2020
  • Length: 56:22
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Singers from Sweden, The Netherlands, Brazil and more.

  • Added: May 02, 2020
  • Length: 01:04:48
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Songs of springtime and the most romantic city in the world.

  • Added: Apr 11, 2020
  • Length: 01:02:47
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A dozen duets to celebrate musical companionship.

  • Added: Apr 04, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:08
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Mostly new releases by current jazz vocalists.

  • Added: Mar 21, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:02
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The tender lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

  • Added: Feb 29, 2020
  • Length: 01:01:03
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Enjoying some recordings we've not heard for a long time from the Night Cafe shelf in the WMNR library.

  • Added: Feb 15, 2020
  • Length: 01:02:58
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A collection of performances from some overlooked female jazz vocalists.

  • Added: Jan 31, 2020
  • Length: 59:47
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Music and artists from Brazil performing Jobim, Moraes and more.

  • Added: Jan 18, 2020
  • Length: 01:02:27
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Some favorite performances from 2019 Night Cafe programs.

  • Added: Jan 04, 2020
  • Length: 01:01:00
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The 12th annual Christmas program, with greetings from listeners and holiday jazz vocals.

  • Added: Dec 25, 2019
  • Length: 58:56
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A theme-less program of mostly new releases.

  • Added: Dec 07, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:08
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More jazz piano mastery complimented with jazz vocals.

  • Added: Nov 30, 2019
  • Length: 01:05:10
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Jazz vocals and jazz piano.

  • Added: Nov 09, 2019
  • Length: 01:01:13
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Songs and instrumentals inspired by the insanity of love and romance.

  • Added: Oct 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:39
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Celebrating the change of season in song.

  • Added: Sep 28, 2019
  • Length: 01:01:13
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Alternate takes on jazz standards.

  • Added: Sep 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:56
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The season opener, featuring cuts from new releases.

  • Added: Sep 07, 2019
  • Length: 01:01:54