New Portsmouth, NH jazz and blues club, Jimmy’s On Congress, acoustics

PORTSMOUTH – Pay a visit to the previous downtown YMCA building that is getting remodeled into Jimmy’s On Congress jazz and blues club and it is uncomplicated to see how substantially brothers Michael and Peter Labrie adore songs.

The brothers took a Portsmouth Herald reporter and photographer on a tour and talked about the function they’re accomplishing to make the location into an acoustical treasure for musicians.

“The base line is that the acoustics in all of the areas will be great. This will be almost certainly the very best listening and jazz home in the state acoustically,” Michael Labrie said as he showed one of the rooms beneath building the place people today will be able to acquire and hear to what he promised will be national-level jazz and blues musicians. “That’s one particular of the reasons these best names are trying to find us out and declaring we want to play that room.”

A rendering shows the main performance area planned for Jimmy's On Congress in Portsmouth.

Michael Labrie, a self-explained “techie,” explained the brothers have booked “several national functions by now.”

“The term has gotten out about this creating and about the unbelievable acoustical qualities and the areas in this building,” he stated. “We essentially have national acts making contact with us, monitoring us down, saying they want to engage in here.” 

Suzanne Bresette, the application director at Jimmy’s, referred to as the transformation of the previous Y into a jazz and blues club “definitely an endeavor of passion and enjoy for the new music.”

“We are committed to jazz and blues, and to correctly supporting the audio and musicians with a superb expertise,” she explained.

The brothers have previously invested near to $1 million in acoustic therapies for the club, she claimed.

Michael Labrie explained, “I enjoy jazz, I appreciate music,” as he stood in close proximity to what will be the primary functionality area of Jimmy’s On Congress.