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.


151 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Some of my favorite tracks from this past season.

  • Added: Jun 12, 2021
  • Length: 01:06:05
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Wistful songs recalling first love and distant memories.

  • Added: Jun 05, 2021
  • Length: 58:39
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Celebrating dancing through superb jazz vocals.

  • Added: May 01, 2021
  • Length: 59:55
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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 by some unfamiliar names as well as a couple of surprise performances.

  • Added: Apr 22, 2021
  • Length: 01:01:29
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Superb jazz vocalists that may be unfamiliar.

  • Added: Mar 27, 2021
  • Length: 58:45
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Offerings from new voices on the jazz scene, as well as some Night Cafe favorites.

  • Added: Mar 13, 2021
  • Length: 01:00:42
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A dozen duets to celebrate musical companionship.

  • Added: Apr 04, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:08
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Jazz songs acclimated to the night.

  • Added: Feb 27, 2021
  • Length: 59:53
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Alternate takes on jazz standards.

  • Added: Sep 14, 2019
  • Length: 56:02
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Tributes to jazz legends by today's jazz vocalists.

  • Added: Feb 13, 2021
  • Length: 57:53
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Catching up on current jazz vocalists.

  • Added: Jan 23, 2021
  • Length: 59:25
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Jazz standards adapted from classical music.

  • Added: Feb 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:16
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A mix of favorite Night Cafe standards and new releases.

  • Added: Jan 09, 2021
  • Length: 01:01:12
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Some of my favorite selections from Night Cafe programs in 2020.

  • Added: Jan 02, 2021
  • Length: 01:03:40
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The annual Christmas program featuring jazz vocals for the season and greetings from Night Cafe regulars.

  • Added: Dec 26, 2020
  • Length: 01:02:28
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Jazz vocals for Christmas by singers new and familiar.

  • Added: Dec 19, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:14
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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: 59:20
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Only male vocalists tonight at The Night Cafe.

  • Added: Dec 05, 2020
  • Length: 01:01:03
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Jazz vocals all about the glass being half-full.

  • Added: Nov 28, 2020
  • Length: 01:03:05