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“This neighbourhood cocktail bar is the place to meet the locals.”

~ Monocle Magazine

Come Visit

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Sunday - Thursday: 4pm - 11pm
Friday - Saturday: 4pm - 1am
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Live jazz with a curated cast of the regions most talented musicians.


Musica universalis with aural wayfarers Jay Sanders, Zack Page, & Alan Hall.


FREE Dance Parties from 10 - 1.
21+ only please.

FREE Live Jazz every MONDAY & TUESDAY from 7 - 10.
Seating is on a first come, first served basis, some come early and stay late!
June 6

Brian Felix Organ Quartet LIVE RECORDING

In the spirit of the many legendary Live at the Village Vanguard recordings, The Brian Felix Organ Quartet is making a LIVE RECORD at Little Jumbo and YOU are invited to participate! Join us over two nights as our local heroes make their magic. Don’t be shy, we want your cheers, applause, laughter, and presence to be forever captured on vinyl!

One small detail: Presence in the bar is viewed as an agreement to be recorded. If you’re anywhere near an open microphone (especially the drums) don’t say anything you wouldn’t want your best friend or worst enemy to use against you in the court of public opinion!

Brian Felix is widely recognized as an accomplished and versatile jazz keyboardist. He was co-leader of OM Trio, an acclaimed San Francisco-based jazz-rock group that toured internationally between 1999-2004. Brian is active today as a performer and recording artist with his Brian Felix Organ Quartet and other prominent groups in Western North Carolina.

Felix has shared the stage with well-known musicians such as Joshua Redman, Charlie Hunter, Umphrey’s McGee, Sara Caswell, Billy Hart, Joe Russo, Kelly Sill, Dave Fiuczynski, and many others. Felix is a Professor of Music at UNC Asheville, where he teaches classes on jazz theory and improvisation, music business, jazz ensembles, keyboard skills, the Beatles, and the Grateful Dead.

The Brian Felix Organ Quartet plays Felix’s original book of jazz, funk, Latin, and blues-influenced tunes. The group takes cues from the classic organ combos of Jimmy Smith and Larry Young, as well as the modern groups of Larry Goldings, Sam Yahel, Joey DeFrancesco, and Medeski, Martin & Wood.

Brian Felix: organ
Justin Ray: trumpet
Tim Fischer: guitar
Evan Martin: drums

June 10

Saturday Night Dance Party with DJ Scotty Styles

We're welcoming back DJ Scotty Styles for his bimonthly dance party Mainstream Time Machine, featuring your favorite top 40 hits from across the decades. Don't miss this one!

No cover — 21+

June 12

Justin Ray

What else can be said about Asheville's most sophisticated musical ambassador? When Justin supplicates the muse, she listens, and you will too!

June 17

Saturday Night Dance Party with The Free Range DJ

On Saturday, 6/17, the Free Range DJ returns with his masterfully curated mix olf 80s and 90ps vinyl with other goodies mixed in. Come dance with us from 10pm-1am. No cover!

June 19

Asheville Jazz Collective

The Asheville Jazz Collective was founded by drummer, and former Berklee College of Music professor, Alan Hall as an “open borders” stylistic vehicle for composing and performing with like-minded peers. We cull our material from a wide range of jazz standards and original material.

June 20

Jay Sanders, Zack Page & Alan Hall

Every Tuesday, savor experimental musica universalis focused primarily on the group's original writing and sonic explorations. These aural wayfarers fear no boundary.

Known for many years for his work with Acoustic Syndicate, the Snake Oil Medicine Show, The E.Normus Trio, Donna the Buffalo, AVAS, and many others, Jay Sanders has since returned to his musical roots as a composer and guitarist. His debut solo record, Évanescent, (much of which was honed while playing live at Little Jumbo) will be released in the late spring of 2023.

Alan Hall has been a professional drummer for over 45 years. He’s performed and/or recorded with international jazz artists Lee Konitz, Paul McCandless, Art Lande, Ed Simon, Geoffrey Keezer, Kenny Washington, Rebecca Parris, and Joyce Cooling as well as Cirque Du Soliel, Teatro Zinzanni, Wicked S.F. He has taught at many prestigious jazz institutions including the Berklee College of Music and California Jazz Conservatory. A prodigious composer, Alan also leads the Asheville Jazz Collective, a staple of Little Jumbo's Monday jazz series.

Let's be honest, if you enjoy live music in Asheville, NC, and you don't know the singularity known as Zack Page, you've clearly been living under a rock. Zack is arguably Asheville's most versatile upright and electric bassist; the go-to guy for just about everyone which keeps him out of the house and averaging 275 gigs a year. Zack has performed extensively in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, including studio work in Asheville, Nashville and New York City.

Jay Sanders: Guitar and Effects
Zack Page: Bass and Effects
Alan Hall: Drums and Percussion

The Core at Little Jumbo by Frank Zipperer


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“This Five Points neighborhood bar takes cocktail history seriously—it’s named after a New York bar once run by illustrious nineteenth-century barman Harry Johnson. The drinks menu recently was revamped after a pandemic-long season of sampling and testing. (Yes, that beats however you spend your pandemic.) There’s no better excuse to pull up a seat and see what’s new and delicious.”

“Little Jumbo was everything we could have wished for in a cocktail bar, and then some. Every cocktail has 5 ingredients or less to expedite the process, but don’t worry, the flavor is not compromised. We were totally impressed by the Manhattan service for Two, which was presented on a silver platter with necessary accompaniments- including a bowl of cherries!?”

“Simply put, Little Jumbo should be at the top of your list of places for cocktails in Asheville. The drinks and service are both top-notch, and the atmosphere is reminiscent of a relaxed speakeasy, without a trace of the pretention that can sometimes be found in such places.”

“This warmly welcoming cocktail bar has a classic vibe and a focus on good, unpretentious service. Isn't that the way all bars should be?”

“Little Jumbo has a comfortable yet modern feel, lacks affectation and focuses on the drink and the experience.”

“As you sip your drink, you feel a cozy intimateness, yet there’s a buzz to the atmosphere that makes you feel like you’re a part of something bigger… a community, a neighborhood.”

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Slings & Arrows Consulting is a full-service boutique hospitality firm from the team behind Little Jumbo. Slings & Arrows is designed to turn your idea into a fully realized and cohesive bar/restaurant concept. Our work is driven by a desire to create spaces and foster endeavors focused on excellent service and quality drinks.

Developers, future clients, soon-to-be collaborators, enthusiasts and friends: learn more at slingsarrowsconsulting.com or email us at hello@slingsarrowsconsulting.com

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