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“Jazz is the only music in which the same note can be played night after night but differently each time.”

-Ornette Coleman

Updates from 135 Congress

All Ears: The Speakers at Jimmy’s On Congress

All Ears: The Speakers at Jimmy’s On Congress

What's that sound? It's our L-Acoustics A Series A10 Speakers that will be installed at Jimmy's On Congress. We received an exciting update about these speakers from Jason Raboin of Klondike Sound LLC last week. Jason is our Event Audio and Lighting Systems Designer,...

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Introducing, Jimmy’s On Congress.

Introducing, Jimmy’s On Congress.

Funny story about Jimmy’s: It used to be called Elle’s.  Founders Michael and Peter Labrie had proudly named their once-in-a-lifetime, music and fine dining passion project in honor of their mother, Ellen. However, along came unexpected legal bumps involving a certain...

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Today In Music History

In the Kitchen with Chef Nate

The Not-So-Secret Secret Culinary Lab

When I first started at The Atlantic Grill, I was told I had an office off of the kitchen. Well, I don’t believe in chefs having an office. Laptops are moveable. If I need an office moment, I set it up on a stainless steel table that way I’m still in the kitchen....

The Farming Long Game

My main focus as Executive Chef of The Labrie Group is trying to develop relationships with local farms. It’s interesting, because I assumed moving to the Seacoast, in the economic hub of New Hampshire, that it would be far easier than it was up North for me during my...

NOLA in New Hampshire

Gumbo in New Orleans. Once you start talking about it, everyone’s mom or grandma always has a better recipe. They all have their local spots and go-to’s, but no matter what...it doesn’t compare. I think the classical recipes and regional dishes like that really...

Beekeeping at Labrie Farm

Peter started beekeeping a few years ago after being inspired by a beekeeping class; he began with one hive and it grew from there. He is now beekeeping at a scale that allows us to utilize it in the restaurant, which is where I and the rest of the kitchen staff come...

COVID-19 Relief Funds

A list of Covid-19 Relief Funds for the Music and Restaurant Industries Regional Resources:  New Hampshire Hospitality Employee Relief Fund: The New Hampshire Hospitality Employee Relief Fund (NHHERF) was launched by the New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant...

What We’re Watching:


Guitarist and songwriter Mike Campbell (Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Fleetwood Mac) and his band The Dirty Knobs take the stage at the legendary Troubadour in Los Angeles to raise money for NIVA on November 20th at 8pm EST.

Watch Thundercat Jam “Them Changes” with Ariana Grande for The Adult Swim Festival.

Michael Kiwanuka is the latest artist to offer a Tiny Desk (Home) Concert for NPR.