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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.


87 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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A quirky Night Cafe featuring songs of travel.

  • Added: Aug 17, 2014
  • Length: 01:00:50
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An interview with jazz vocalist Karrin Allyson, including selections from past albums as well as her latest album "Round Midnight".

  • Added: Aug 18, 2014
  • Length: 01:18:50
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Several Ellington classics along with a soulful mix of jazz standards.

  • Added: Aug 18, 2014
  • Length: 01:00:28
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A few dreamy songs, a few ballads and some swinging numbers.

  • Added: Aug 18, 2014
  • Length: 57:23
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Songs of spring, ballads and up-tempo selections.

  • Added: Aug 18, 2014
  • Length: 59:19
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A special edition dedicated to the music of Michel Legrand.

  • Added: Aug 18, 2014
  • Length: 01:03:11
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Late-night ballads of love with a couple of up-tempo additions.

  • Added: Aug 18, 2014
  • Length: 59:22
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An eclectic mix of ballads and energetic standards.

  • Added: Aug 18, 2014
  • Length: 01:02:57

  • Added: Aug 18, 2014
  • Length: 01:04:21
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A program dedicated to Ella Fitzgerald, Shirley Horn and Frank Sinatra.

  • Added: Aug 18, 2014
  • Length: 01:02:18
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A program dedicated to a Night Cafe favorite...Shirley Horn.

  • Added: Aug 18, 2014
  • Length: 59:52
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Blues and torch songs, featuring Cassandra Wilson, Andy Bey, Nina Simone, B.B. King, Joe Williams, Julie London, Carla Helmbrecht, Barry Harris, Cy...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2014
  • Length: 56:52
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Featuring performances by Keren Ann, Edith Piaf, Frederique Trunk, Marlene Dietrich, Johnny Hartman, Stephanie Laliberte, Sharon Marie Cline, Anton...

  • Added: Sep 27, 2014
  • Length: 57:36
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A change of pace program featuring mostly instrumental versions of jazz standards.

  • Added: Oct 04, 2014
  • Length: 01:01:09
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Exploring several versions of Thelonious Monk's 1944 classic.

Bought by WJFF


  • Added: Oct 11, 2014
  • Length: 56:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Instrumentals by Art Pepper followed by vocal versions of the same. A poem by Billy Collins and a little trivia.

  • Added: Oct 18, 2014
  • Length: 59:06
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Music for Halloween.

  • Added: Nov 01, 2014
  • Length: 58:30
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Charlie Haden with various vocalists; some new releases from current artists.

  • Added: Nov 08, 2014
  • Length: 52:02
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New work from current jazz vocalists along with some old friends of The Night Cafe.

  • Added: Nov 15, 2014
  • Length: 57:45
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A collection of Night Cafe favorites and discoveries from the past year.

  • Added: Nov 29, 2014
  • Length: 56:09