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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 & TUESDAY from 7 - 10.
Seating is on a first come, first served basis, some come early and stay late!

NEW!
FREE Saturday Night Vinyl Dance Parties from 10 - 1.
Sweat bands and leg warmers optional, but encouraged!

Casey Driessen's Sunday Experiment

Little Jumbo is pleased to welcome local resident, and international fiddle phenomenon Casey Driessen for a Sunday night residency.

Casey Driessen has never taken the standard path in his music career. Described by Zac Brown as “a mad scientist with a five-string fiddle.” Of the GRAMMY-nominated fiddle player Rolling Stone expressed "Driessen pours all he’s seen into his instrument; the result is both breathtaking and transformative." Currently, that means pouring himself into Otherlands: A Global Music Exploration. Produced, performed, recorded and filmed by Driessen, Otherlands is a travelogue of on-location recordings, short films, and essays documenting musical collaborations through Spain, Ireland, Scotland, India, Japan, and Finland. Driessen undertook this nearly year-long journey with his family, and the results are a 26-episode video series, a 13-song recording of collaborations titled Otherlands:ONE, stories from each encounter, and hundreds of photos.

Over the past 14 years, Driessen has released four solo records and toured as a one-man live looping show called The Singularity; collaborated with Darrell Scott, Tim O’Brien, Béla Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Steve Earle and others; produced and engineered records; teched, managed stages, tours, and merch; and travelled the world playing music in 22 countries on four continents and counting.

“Worldly musical delights.” — NPR Weekend Edition

“Monster chops and imagination to match.” — Downbeat

“One of the most brilliant bluegrass fiddlers in the world… This is the life we should wish for our best traditional artists, jetting around the world, melding minds with other masters.” — Folk Alley

“Casey Driessen revels in making his fiddle do things that seem not just left-of-center but downright improbable.” — PopMatters

Casey Driessen: Fiddle, Effects, and Loops

Fly Casual Organ Trio featuring Brian Felix

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.

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

Brian Felix: Organ
Tim Fischer: Guitar
Evan Martin: Drums

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.

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

Casey Driessen's Sunday Experiment

Little Jumbo is pleased to welcome local resident, and international fiddle phenomenon Casey Driessen for a new Sunday night residency.

Casey Driessen has never taken the standard path in his music career. Described by Zac Brown as “a mad scientist with a five-string fiddle.” Of the GRAMMY-nominated fiddle player Rolling Stone expressed "Driessen pours all he’s seen into his instrument; the result is both breathtaking and transformative." Currently, that means pouring himself into Otherlands: A Global Music Exploration. Produced, performed, recorded and filmed by Driessen, Otherlands is a travelogue of on-location recordings, short films, and essays documenting musical collaborations through Spain, Ireland, Scotland, India, Japan, and Finland. Driessen undertook this nearly year-long journey with his family, and the results are a 26-episode video series, a 13-song recording of collaborations titled Otherlands:ONE, stories from each encounter, and hundreds of photos.

Over the past 14 years, Driessen has released four solo records and toured as a one-man live looping show called The Singularity; collaborated with Darrell Scott, Tim O’Brien, Béla Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Steve Earle and others; produced and engineered records; teched, managed stages, tours, and merch; and travelled the world playing music in 22 countries on four continents and counting.

“Worldly musical delights.” — NPR Weekend Edition

“Monster chops and imagination to match.” — Downbeat

“One of the most brilliant bluegrass fiddlers in the world… This is the life we should wish for our best traditional artists, jetting around the world, melding minds with other masters.” — Folk Alley

“Casey Driessen revels in making his fiddle do things that seem not just left-of-center but downright improbable.” — PopMatters

Casey Driessen: Fiddle, Effects, and Loops

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.

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

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 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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