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

PORTSMOUTH – Go to the former downtown YMCA developing that is being transformed into Jimmy’s On Congress jazz and blues club and it is simple to see how substantially brothers Michael and Peter Labrie enjoy songs.

The brothers took a Portsmouth Herald reporter and photographer on a tour and talked about the operate they are undertaking to make the venue into an acoustical treasure for musicians.

“The base line is that the acoustics in all of the spaces will be perfect. This will be possibly the best listening and jazz space in the nation acoustically,” Michael Labrie said as he confirmed 1 of the rooms below development where by men and women will be ready to acquire and pay attention to what he promised will be nationwide-level jazz and blues musicians. “That’s one of the reasons these best names are looking for us out and indicating we want to participate in that home.”

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 currently.”

“The word has gotten out about this creating and about the extraordinary acoustical homes and the areas in this building,” he reported. “We in fact have nationwide functions calling us, tracking us down, saying they want to participate in here.” 

Suzanne Bresette, the system director at Jimmy’s, named the transformation of the previous Y into a jazz and blues club “definitely an endeavor of passion and enjoy for the tunes.”

“We are committed to jazz and blues, and to adequately supporting the music and musicians with a superb practical experience,” she stated.

The brothers have currently invested shut to $1 million in acoustic treatment plans for the club, she mentioned.

Michael Labrie stated, “I really like jazz, I really like new music,” as he stood in the vicinity of what will be the most important performance home of Jimmy’s On Congress.