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

Come Visit

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Monday - Thursday: 4pm - 11pm
Friday - Saturday: 4pm - 1am
FREE PARKING AT 5-POINTS DINER AFTER 4p!
Little Jumbo Manhattan Jumbo Service

Events

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FREE Live Jazz every Monday from 7p - 10p.
Seating is on a first come, first served basis, some come early and stay late!

CLOSED FOR INDEPENDECE DAY

Jay Sanders Trio

Jay Sanders - Guitar and Effects
Josef Butts - Bass
Alan Hall - Drums

Asheville Jazz Collective

Asheville Jazz Collective brings together the performing and composing talents of recent transplants Alan Hall (drums, founder) and Josef Butts (basses) with UNCA professors Steve Alford (woodwinds and bass) and Bill Bares (piano and keyboard). A.J.C. has an open-ended policy regarding the styles of jazz we choose to compose and play. Our musical influences range from Ellington to ECM, "The Bad Plus“ to Bach, Tomasz Stanko to Tito Puente, and Ornette Coleman to Olivier Messiaen. We always aim for a richly felt performance of originals and standards for our audience.

Founder Alan Hall's previous California group “Ratatet”, has released two albums on Ridgeway Records (Arctic and Heroes, Saints and Clowns), and has recieved rave reviews. “Kwirkestra” his most recent group formed at the beginning of Covid, has released three music videos on YouTube and includes an international cast of his musical peers in a virtual musical format.

Alan Hall: Drums
Will Boyd: Reeds
Bill Bares: Piano
Josef Butts: Bass

The Page Brothers Quartet

Twin brothers Andy and Zack Page have been playing music together since.... conception? Their shared life experiences result in a unified sound and unusual affinity whenever they share a bandstand. As the Page Brothers Quartet, the brothers are joined by creative, like-minded sidemen who share the desire to present a diverse program of material that honors the jazz tradition while looking to the future.

Andy Page: Guitars
Zack Page: Basses
Taylor Pierson: keys
Gary Claude: Drums

Justin Ray Quartet

Justin Ray revivifies his eponymous first record live at Little Jumbo.
Justin Ray - Trumpet
Brian Felix - Organ
Tim Fischer - Guitar
Justin Watt - Drums

Asheville Jazz Collective

Asheville Jazz Collective brings together the performing and composing talents of recent transplants Alan Hall (drums, founder) and Josef Butts (basses) with UNCA professors Steve Alford (woodwinds and bass) and Bill Bares (piano and keyboard). A.J.C. has an open-ended policy regarding the styles of jazz we choose to compose and play. Our musical influences range from Ellington to ECM, "The Bad Plus“ to Bach, Tomasz Stanko to Tito Puente, and Ornette Coleman to Olivier Messiaen. We always aim for a richly felt performance of originals and standards for our audience.

Founder Alan Hall's previous California group “Ratatet”, has released two albums on Ridgeway Records (Arctic and Heroes, Saints and Clowns), and has recieved rave reviews. “Kwirkestra” his most recent group formed at the beginning of Covid, has released three music videos on YouTube and includes an international cast of his musical peers in a virtual musical format.

Alan Hall: Drums
Will Boyd: Reeds
Bill Bares: Piano
Josef Butts: Bass

The CORE

The CORE returns to Little Jumbo! Come enjoy piquant cocktails and titillating tunes from Asheville's most prodigious jazz quintet.

Justin Ray: Trumpet
Jacob Rodriguez: Saxophone
Bill Bares: Piano
Zack Page: Bass
Evan Martin: Drums

Fly Casual Organ Trio featuring Brian Felix

Fly Casual Organ Trio will bring an evening of swinging and soulful organ jazz to Little Jumbo!

Brian Felix is Associate Professor and Chair of the Music Department at UNC Asheville, where he teaches classes on jazz theory and improvisation, jazz history, keyboard skills, music business, the Beatles and the Grateful Dead. He was co-leader of OM Trio, an acclaimed jazz-rock group that toured internationally between 1999-2004. More info at brianfelix.com.

Brian Felix - Organ
Tim Fischer - Guitar
Justin Ray - Trumpet
Evan Martin - Drums

The CORE

The CORE returns to Little Jumbo! Come enjoy piquant cocktails and titillating tunes from Asheville's most prodigious jazz quintet.

Justin Ray: Trumpet
Jacob Rodriguez: Saxophone
Bill Bares: Piano
Zack Page: Bass
Evan Martin: Drums

The Page Brothers Quartet

Twin brothers Andy and Zack Page have been playing music together since.... conception? Their shared life experiences result in a unified sound and unusual affinity whenever they share a bandstand. As the Page Brothers Quartet, the brothers are joined by creative, like-minded sidemen who share the desire to present a diverse program of material that honors the jazz tradition while looking to the future.

Andy Page: Guitars
Zack Page: Basses
Taylor Pierson: keys
Gary Claude: Drums

The Core at Little Jumbo by Frank Zipperer

Press

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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!?”
“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.”
“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.”
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Consulting

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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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