The Night Cafe

Series produced by Will Duchon

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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.


100 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Songs about summer's lingering days.

  • Added: Sep 19, 2015
  • Length: 56:46
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Songs about dancing and songs that make you want to dance.

  • Added: Sep 12, 2015
  • Length: 57:15
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A generous sampling of recordings by Dinah as well as other jazz greats.

  • Added: Jun 27, 2015
  • Length: 56:39
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The season finale, with specially chosen musical "gifts" for faithful listeners of The Night Café.

  • Added: Jun 28, 2015
  • Length: 55:41
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Standards presented as jazz piano solos and vocals.

  • Added: Jun 06, 2015
  • Length: 01:01:23
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Featuring the ten most recorded jazz standards of all time.

  • Added: May 30, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
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Blues and blue songs by female jazz singers of today and yesterday.

Bought by WJAB


  • Added: May 23, 2015
  • Length: 01:03:23
  • Purchases: 1
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Offerings from newly released Billie Holiday tribute albums. Also some new sounds from Chris McNulty and Rachel Caswell.

  • Added: May 16, 2015
  • Length: 53:22
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Performances by current jazz artists from just-released albums.

  • Added: May 01, 2015
  • Length: 52:53
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Great Sinatra songs sung by jazz singers of today and yesterday.

  • Added: Apr 11, 2015
  • Length: 57:38
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Songs that reference...numbers.

  • Added: Apr 04, 2015
  • Length: 01:00:57
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Songs about dreaming.

  • Added: Mar 28, 2015
  • Length: 59:44
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Songs celebrating the arrival of spring...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2015
  • Length: 58:55
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Well-known and lesser well-known songs of Vernon Duke

  • Added: Mar 04, 2015
  • Length: 53:12
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Songs about getting away from it all.

  • Added: Feb 21, 2015
  • Length: 01:01:41
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Celebrating Valentine's Day with classic Night Café performers.

  • Added: Feb 14, 2015
  • Length: 56:40
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Michel Legrand's music featuring Legrand, Hilary Kole, Sarah Vaughan, Lena Horne, Shirley Horn, Marilyn Zavidow, Francois Laizeau and Natalie Dessay.

  • Added: Apr 04, 2015
  • Length: 59:18
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Classic and new recordings of standards.

  • Added: Jan 03, 2015
  • Length: 59:22
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The annual Christmas program featuring recorded greetings from Night Cafe listeners and performances by Diana Krall, Nancy LaMott, Michael Feinstei...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2014
  • Length: 57:09
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New releases by Aretha Franklin, Carmen Lundy and Annie Lennox. With selections from Peggy Lee and Frank Sinatra.

  • Added: Dec 13, 2014
  • Length: 57:23