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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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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
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A collection of Night Cafe favorites and discoveries from the past year.

  • Added: Nov 29, 2014
  • Length: 56:09
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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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Charlie Haden with various vocalists; some new releases from current artists.

  • Added: Nov 08, 2014
  • Length: 52:02
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Music for Halloween.

  • Added: Nov 01, 2014
  • Length: 58:30
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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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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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A change of pace program featuring mostly instrumental versions of jazz standards.

  • Added: Oct 04, 2014
  • Length: 01:01:09
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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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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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A program dedicated to a Night Cafe favorite...Shirley Horn.

  • Added: Aug 18, 2014
  • Length: 59:52
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A program dedicated to Ella Fitzgerald, Shirley Horn and Frank Sinatra.

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

  • Added: Aug 18, 2014
  • Length: 01:04:21
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An eclectic mix of ballads and energetic standards.

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