Anna Patton plays clarinet with great verve, clarity, and harmonic whim, drawing on a richly eclectic musical background of jazz, classical, traditional, and world music. Based in Brattleboro, VT, she performs full time for dances and concerts, composes and arranges music, and teaches ear training and swing harmony singing.
Anna’s current projects include playing dance music with bands such as Elixir and The Figments, string-band and vocal swing with Housetop, Brazilian and gypsy jazz gigs with The Will Patton Ensemble, and improvisatory Balkan/ African/ South American influenced originals with the As Yet Quintet. Her solo album, Isadore’s Breakfast – featuring her work on clarinet and vocals along with many of Vermont’s finest musicians – is a mix of French-influenced swing and fiddle tunes.
Isadore's Breakfast, a lively, creative mix of Swing and fiddle tunes for clarinet and string band, features Franco-flavored American music including crooked Quebecois tunes, musettes, close swing harmony vocals from Housetop, and a Ben Patton original.
Anna plays clarinet and sings with these fabulous guests:
Isadore's Breakfast is available at Anna's performances for $15. You can also purchase the CD online or by mail for $18 per copy (includes shipping).
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Brattleboro, VT 05301
An Anna Patton original, played with Dono, Will and Jeremiah
Housetop sings this classic Irving Berlin number from "Follow the Fleet"
The Figments play a set of French Canadian reels
|Fri Aug 26th, 2016Greenfield Experienced Contra Dance401 Chapman St
Greenfield MA 01301with Elixir 8:00 pm
|Sat Aug 27th, 2016Private EventBristol, RIwith Elixir|
|Sat Sep 10th, 2016Private EventGreensboro Bend, VTwith Elixir|
|Fri Sep 30th, 2016 to Sun Oct 2nd, 2016Colorado Tour|
|Thu Oct 20th, 2016Old Farmer's BallWarren Wilson College
Swannanoa, NC, United Stateswith Elixir 8:00 pm
|Fri Oct 21st, 2016 to Sun Oct 23rd, 2016Lake Eden Arts Festival377 Lake Eden Rd, Black Mountain, NCwith Elixir|
|Fri Nov 4th, 2016 to Sun Nov 6th, 2016Foggy Moon Dance WeekendMonterey, CA
United Stateswith Elixirwith Brian Bender (trombone) plus George Marshall and Warren Blier (calling), Barefoot, BLAM, and the Crabapples.
|Fri Jan 13th, 2017 to Sat Jan 14th, 2017Phoenix Winter FrolicPhoenix, AZ, United States
with Elixirwith Brian Bender (trombone)
|Fri Apr 21st, 2017 to Sun Apr 23rd, 2017Hands Four Spring DanceBerea, KYwith Elixirwith Wendy Graham (calling) and Brian Bender (trombone)|