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.


149 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Songs which resist the bleakness of world events, and lift the spirits.

  • Added: Oct 15, 2023
  • Length: 59:53
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Songs about today, yesterday and tomorrow.

  • Added: Feb 12, 2024
  • Length: 01:00:26
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Should I or shouldn't I? Love songs about being...undecided.

  • Added: Jan 26, 2024
  • Length: 58:43
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Gershwin songs sung and played by great jazz artists.

  • Added: Jan 17, 2023
  • Length: 01:00:00
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Back to basics: songs about the many shades of love.

  • Added: Sep 03, 2023
  • Length: 59:21
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A set of songs inspired by our friend the Moon.

  • Added: Jan 28, 2022
  • Length: 57:53
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Jazz vocals perfect for popping the champagne to.

Bought by High Plains Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 29, 2018
  • Length: 57:55
  • Purchases: 1
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The annual holiday event, complete with Christmas jazz vocals and greetings from Night Cafe listeners.

  • Added: Dec 26, 2023
  • Length: 01:00:04
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The imminent winter weather celebrated in song.

  • Added: Dec 02, 2023
  • Length: 01:00:04
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Jazz standards adapted from classical music.

  • Added: Feb 02, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:01
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Songs with very high cuteness factors.

  • Added: Nov 11, 2023
  • Length: 59:36
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Vocals accompanied by any number of strings.....

  • Added: Dec 31, 2022
  • Length: 01:00:11
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Songs about the passage of time.

  • Added: Nov 22, 2021
  • Length: 01:01:33
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There's no place like home.

  • Added: Sep 30, 2023
  • Length: 59:11
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The title says it all!

  • Added: Sep 09, 2023
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Will Duchon
The 2022-2023 season finale.

  • Added: Jun 13, 2023
  • Length: 57:43
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Several new releases, plus musical tributes to Ella Fitzgerald, Blossom Dearie, Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra.

  • Added: May 28, 2023
  • Length: 01:01:31
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Songs about letting go and hoping for the best.

  • Added: May 06, 2023
  • Length: 02:00:02
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Quiet jazz vocals to shut out the noise of the world.

  • Added: Apr 07, 2023
  • Length: 01:00:20
Caption:  Folks Who Live On The Hill, Credit: David Arsenault
Songs about the love of home, homesickness, and returning home.

  • Added: Mar 19, 2023
  • Length: 57:08