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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21 West St.
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 Mar 6th, 2015Concord Challenging Contra DanceScout House, 74 Walden Rd, Concord, MAwith Elixir 8:00 pm|
|Sat Mar 7th, 2015Montpelier Contra DanceCapitol City Grange, Montpelier, VTwith Elixir 8:00 pm|
|Fri Apr 10th, 2015 to Sun Apr 12th, 2015Bug Stomp Dance WeekendFelix Davis Community Center
4800 Park Circle East
North Charleston, SC 29405
with Elixirw/ Contraforce and caller Maggie Jo Saylor
|Thu May 7th, 2015Rochester Contra DanceConvenant United Methodist Church, 1124 Culver Rd, Rochester, NYwith Elixir 8:00 pm|
|Sat May 9th, 2015Cornell Contra DanceCornell University, Willard Straight Hall, Ithaca, NYwith ElixirSchedule:
10 am-Noon: Singing Square Caller's Workshop
4 pm-6 pm: Contra Dance for Experienced Dancers
8 pm-11 pm: Contra dance for All
|Fri Jun 26th, 2015 to Sun Jun 28th, 2015Old Songs FestivalAltamont Fairgrounds, 129 Grand, Altamont, NYwith Elixir|
|Fri Sep 18th, 2015 to Sun Sep 20th, 2015Echo Summit Dance WeekendCamp Sacramento, 18880 Hwy 50, Twin Bridges, CAwith Elixir|
|Fri Sep 25th, 2015Greenfield Challenging Contra Dance401 Chapman St
Greenfield MA 01301
United Stateswith Elixir 8:00 pm
|Sat Sep 26th, 2015Private EventCraftsbury, VTwith Elixir 4:00 pm|
|Fri Oct 9th, 2015 to Sun Oct 11th, 2015Mountain Madness Dance WeekendJonesborough Visitor's Center, Jonesborough, TNwith Elixir|
|Fri Nov 6th, 2015Concord "Challenging" Contra DanceScout House, 74 Walden St, Concord, MAwith Elixir 8:00 pm|
|Sat Nov 7th, 2015Montpelier Contra DanceCapitol City Grange, Montpelier, VTwith Elixir 8:00 pm|
|Sun Nov 8th, 2015Greenfield Fall Frolic Fundraiser Contra Dance401 Chapman St
Greenfield MA 01301with Elixir 2:00 pm A fundraiser for the Friends of the Grange. Elixir will kick things off, playing from 2:00 to 4:30 pm.