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

~ Monocle Magazine
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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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EVERY

MONDAY

Live jazz with a curated cast of
the region's most talented musicians.

EVERY

TUESDAY

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

OCCASIONAL

SATURDAYS

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

All events are FREE and run from 7 - 10 unless otherwise posted.
Seating is on a first come, first served basis, some come early and stay late!
Monday
December 11

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

Tuesday
December 12

Jay Sanders, Will Boyd, 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.

With a musical career spanning 30 years, Composer, producer, and guitarist Jay Sanders thrives on actualizing creative spaces for improvisational and exploratory music.

Multi-reed instrumentalist, composer, and educator Will Boyd hails from soul sax tradition like artists Eddie Harris, Hank Crawford, David "Fat Head" Newman, King Curtis and Johnny Hodges. Originally from Orangeburg SC by way of Queens NY, Will now resides in Asheville.

Alan Hall has been a professional drummer for over 45 years. 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. One of the area's most sought after musicians, Zack brings his zeal for the absurd to each thunderous emanation.

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

Wednesday
December 13

Backgammon Night

Roll the Dice and Sip in Style. The second Wednesday of each month is Backgammon Night at Little Jumbo! Gather your friends, roll 'em bones, and let the games begin. Cheers to strategic moves and fantastic cocktails! Legal moves only! A ha!

Saturday
December 16

Saturday Night Dance Party with DJ Lil Meow Meow

Don't miss our monthly dance party with our resident DJ, DJ Lil Meow Meow. If you've been to these parties, you know the drill. Follow @djlilmeowmeow for theme drops!

Monday
December 18

Jacob Rodriguez Quintet Featuring Jean Caze

Jean Caze is a Miami-based trumpet player with firm roots in Queens, NY. He has performed with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin, Michael Bublé, and Roy Hargrove, to name a select few. His Haitian heritage shines bright through his recording “Amédé”, infusing traditional rhythms and melodies with his American jazz education and upbringing.

Jean and Jacob (The Core, Coconut Cake, Michael Bublé) have been playing music together for over 20 years. They will be playing original compositions of Jacob’s along with select instrumental jazz and modern covers reworked by Rodriguez.

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Jacob Rodriguez - Saxophone
Jean Caze - Trumpet
Zack Page - Bass
Evan Martin - Drums

Tuesday
December 19

Jay Sanders, Will Boyd, 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.

With a musical career spanning 30 years, Composer, producer, and guitarist Jay Sanders thrives on actualizing creative spaces for improvisational and exploratory music.

Multi-reed instrumentalist, composer, and educator Will Boyd hails from soul sax tradition like artists Eddie Harris, Hank Crawford, David "Fat Head" Newman, King Curtis and Johnny Hodges. Originally from Orangeburg SC by way of Queens NY, Will now resides in Asheville.

Alan Hall has been a professional drummer for over 45 years. 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. One of the area's most sought after musicians, Zack brings his zeal for the absurd to each thunderous emanation.

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

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!?”

“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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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: email us at hello@slingsarrowsconsulting.com

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