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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
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!

Asheville Art Trio

When the originators of the Asheville Original Music series—bassist Mike Holstein and drummer Justin Watt—teamed up with pianist Dr. William Bares (Harvard ethnomusicology Ph.D and professor of music at UNC Asheville) a decade ago to create a working jazz piano trio, the result was a new musical concept that has blurred the lines between art and entertainment, structure and spontaneity. The group has has evolved a sound that combines elements of global music, Americana and jazz in ways that are recognizably artistic and quintessentially Ashevillian.

Billl Bares: Piano
Mike Holstein: Bass
Justin Watt: Drums

Pavel Wlosok Quartet

The unique sound of the Pavel Wlosok Quintet is an intoxicating blend of jazz traditions including swing, modal, and Latin jazz, along with influences of contemporary twentieth-century music, World music, and Czech folk music. Most of the repertoire is based on original compositions, exciting new arrangements of jazz standards, as well as personal takes on traditional styles of modern jazz ranging from the pre-swing era, through swing, be-bop and cool, to modal and beyond. The Czech-born American pianist, award-winning composer and arranger, educator, music engineer, producer and photographer Pavel Wlosok invites you to an evening of pure, improvised modern Jazz music, full of exciting musical colours, various rhythmic feels and grooves, and spontaneous collective improvisation.

Asheville Jazz Collective

Drummer Alan Hall, seeking a broader palette for his compositions, has added several new musicians to his quintet, Asheville Jazz Collective. 

For this Little Jumbos date, Alan Hall, Bill Bares (keys), Josef Butts (bass) and Dylan Hannan (reeds) will be joined by Christian Howe on violin, Allen Watsky on acoustic guitar and Ariana Varvaro on oboe.

The new line-up will definitely bump up the eclectic factor! We hope you can come along for the ride.

Alan Hall: Drums
Bill Bares: Piano
Dylan Hannan: Reeds
Ariana Varvaro: Oboe
Allen Watsky: Acoustic & Electric Guitar
Christian Howe: Violin
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

The Page Brothers Meet Wes Montgomery

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, they 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

Justin Ray Sextet

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

Justin Ray (trumpet)
Dylan Hannan (sax)
Nick Garrison (trombone)
Brian Felix (organ)
Tim Fischer (guitar)
Justin Watt (drums)

Asheville Art Trio

When the originators of the Asheville Original Music series—bassist Mike Holstein and drummer Justin Watt—teamed up with pianist Dr. William Bares (Harvard ethnomusicology Ph.D and professor of music at UNC Asheville) a decade ago to create a working jazz piano trio, the result was a new musical concept that has blurred the lines between art and entertainment, structure and spontaneity. The group has has evolved a sound that combines elements of global music, Americana and jazz in ways that are recognizably artistic and quintessentially Ashevillian.

Billl Bares: Piano
Mike Holstein: Bass
Justin Watt: 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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