Paris Boulevard – Junior at the New Morning Club – A Review


Join Gloria Swanson Jr. as she shares her glass-half-full moments while living in Paris, from discovering the best people and places in the coolest arrondissements to pairing the right wine with her very current divorce.

This week Gloria reviews a concert in one of Paris’ top music showcases.


The performer: Junior.

The concert date: Saturday, September 28, 2019. 

The venue: New Morning, a Parisian concert venue that opened in 1981, specializing in jazz, blues, and funk.

How to get here: by walking or by car – 7 & 9, Rue des Petites Ecuries, 75010 Paris; or by Métro – Château d’Eau (ligne 4).

Some French words/phrases for you: chouette = cool; sauf = except; oh mon dieu, c’est incroyable = my god, that’s amazing!


Gloria’s Junior Paris Concert Review

This weekend I attended an intimate yet funk-alicious “Junior” concert at New Morning, a super chouette (cool) venue located in the 10th arrondissement in Paris.

You may know Junior, AKA Norman Washington “Junior” Giscombe, from his 1982 hit single, “Mama Used to Say,” or his follow-up track “Too Late.”


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And while time has passed, this Junior (now almost a “senior”) may even move better than he did back in the day. Just to know. This man can dance!  An amazing entertainer overall, Junior, and his tenor sweet voice, kept the crowd grooving during the whole concert.


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Junior assured us that he will be back in Paris and we will be waiting.

Bravo, Monsieur Giscombe! Oh mon dieu, c’est incroyable!



Gloria Swanson Jr. is a freelance writer and American tour guide living in Paris.

She has a passion for red and white wine but not pink wine, sauf (except) when consuming very spicy Indian food.

Gloria also has a passion for food, music, and anything that makes her say, “Oh my god, that’s amazing.”  French people love to make fun of Americans on how we say “amazing.”  Just to know.

Gloria’s private tours of Paris are for tres chic and ultra-fun folks who want to know the ins and outs of the famed and fabulous city.

Gloria can also tell you all the bad things French people say about Americans, too.  Actually, they love Americans, but not the loud ones.  They also think we sound cute when we speak French. Just to know.

Contact Gloria at for more information about her and the tours that she offers.


Lead-In Image Courtesy of Paris’ New Morning club