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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.


86 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Songs about the passage of time.

  • Added: Nov 07, 2015
  • Length: 59:25
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Songs about love letters and phone calls.

  • Added: Oct 25, 2015
  • Length: 01:02:12
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Songs from films performed by jazz artists.

  • Added: Oct 17, 2015
  • Length: 58:46
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Jazz master Bill Evans.

  • Added: Oct 09, 2015
  • Length: 56:18
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Featuring Sheila Jordan.

  • Added: Oct 10, 2015
  • Length: 58:00
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Songs with an autumnal glow.

  • Added: Sep 26, 2015
  • Length: 01:01:45
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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