Anna Patton

clarinetist, composer, teacher

Anna Patton

Clarinetist, Composer, Teacher

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.

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Isadore's Breakfast

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:

  • The Figments: Ethan Hazzard-Watkins (fiddle) and Owen Morrison, (guitar/feet)
  • Housetop: Erica Morse (bass/vocals), Naomi Morse (fiddle/vocals), Peter Siegel (guitar/vocals)
  • Will Patton (bass/mandolin/octave mandolin), Dono Schabner (guitar), Mary Lea (fiddle), Jeremiah McLane (accordion), Ben Patton (guitar/vocals), and Demse Zullo (percussion)

Buy a Copy

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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Or send a check (with your mailing address) to:

Anna Patton
21 West St.
Brattleboro, VT 05301

Listen to Selections

The Blue Egg Waltz

An Anna Patton original, played with Dono, Will and Jeremiah

Let Yourself Go

Housetop sings this classic Irving Berlin number from "Follow the Fleet"

Reel du Love Shack

The Figments play a set of French Canadian reels

Anna's Gig Calendar

Fri Feb 5th, 2016 to Sun Feb 7th, 2016Dancing FoolLeif Erikson Hall, 2245 NW 57th St, Seattle, WAwith ElixirNils will not be performing with Elixir this weekend. With this appearance at Fool, Elixir is launching it's new touring lineup - Brian Bender will be playing trombone!

w/ Riptide and caller Cis Hinkle
Fri Apr 1st, 2016 to Sun Apr 3rd, 2016Epicenter Dance WeekendStrawberry Recreation Center, Mill Valley, CAwith Elixir
Fri Apr 8th, 2016 to Sun Apr 10th, 2016Springforth BallLewis Ginter Rec Center, Richmond VAwith Elixir
Fri Jun 3rd, 2016Glen Echo Contra DanceGlen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MDwith Elixir 8:30 pm
Sat Jun 4th, 2016Private eventAnnapolis, MDwith Elixir 4:00 pm
Sun Jun 5th, 2016Glen Echo Contra DanceGlen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MDwith Elixir 7:30 pm
Thu Jun 30th, 2016Concord Contra Dance74 Walden St
Concord MA 01742
United Stateswith Elixir
7:30 pm
Fri Jul 1st, 2016Mostly Waltz Greenfield401 Chapman St
Greenfield, MA, United Stateswith Elixir
8:00 pm Waltz workshop at 7:00pm
Sat Jul 2nd, 2016Private EventMontague MAwith Elixir