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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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 Apr 20th, 2012 to Sun Apr 22nd, 2012When in Doubt, Swing!Dallas, TXwith Elixir
Fri May 4th, 2012 to Sun May 6th, 2012May Madness Dance WeekendClarkdale, AZwith Elixirw/ The Groovemongers, The Great Bear Trio, and Will Mentor
Wed May 16th, 2012Amherst Contra DanceMasonic Lodge, 99 Main St, Amherst, MAwith Elixir 7:30 pm
Sat May 19th, 2012Greenfield Contra Dance401 Chapman St, Greenfield, MAwith Elixir 8:00 pm
Sun May 20th, 2012Brattleboro Contra DanceThe Church, corner of Grove and Main, Brattleboro, VTwith Elixir 7:30 pm
Wed May 30th, 2012Princeton Contra DanceSuzanne Patterson Community Center, Princeton, NJwith Elixir 8:00 pm
Thu May 31st, 2012Glenside Contra DanceGlenside, PAwith Elixir 8:00 pm
Fri Jun 1st, 2012Glen Echo Contra DanceGlen Echo Park, MDwith Elixir 8:30 pm
Sat Jun 2nd, 2012House ConcertAnnapolis, MDwith Elixir 4:00 pm Private event
Sun Jun 3rd, 2012Glen Echo Contra DanceGlen Echo Park, MDwith Elixir 7:30 pm
Sat Jun 23rd, 2012Spokane Contra DanceSpokane, WAwith Elixir 8:00 pm
Sun Jun 24th, 2012 to Sat Jun 30th, 2012Lady of the Lake June weekCouer d'Alene, IDwith Elixir
Sat Sep 1st, 2012Montpelier Contra DanceCapitol City Grange, Montpelier, VTwith Elixir 8:00 pm
Sun Sep 2nd, 2012New World FestivalRandolph, VTwith Elixir 12:00 pm
Sun Sep 2nd, 2012Brattleboro Dawn DanceGibson Aiken Center, Main St, Brattleboro, VTwith Elixir 8:00 pm We'll be keeping the party going from Midnight to 3:30 AM. Other bands are Wild Asparagus (first set) and the Russet Trio with Quena Crane calling (last set). It's going to be a great night, don't miss it!
Fri Sep 21st, 2012Contrashock IINew York City, NYwith Elixir 7:30 pm w/ Perpetual e-Motion, and caller Will Mentor
Sat Sep 22nd, 2012Contrashock IINew York City, NYwith Elixir 5:45 pm Experienced Contra Dance from 5:45 - 7:45 PM, Contra Dance for everyone from 9 PM to Midnight
Sun Sep 23rd, 2012Contrastock IISpanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MDwith Elixir 11:00 am w/ Wild Asparagus, Perpetual e-Motion, and caller Will Mentor
Fri Oct 12th, 2012 to Sun Oct 14th, 2012Elixir Cape Cod Dance WeekendCamp Farley, Mashpee, MAwith Elixirw/ Elixir, Crowfoot and caller Will Mentor, and English Country Dance with staff musicians and caller Melissa host (and caller) Mary Wesley, and Tony Hernandez running sound!
Fri Oct 19th, 2012 to Sun Oct 21st, 2012Lavender Country and Folk Dancers Fall Dance CampCamp Chimney Corners, Becket, MAwith Elixir
Fri Oct 26th, 2012Glen Echo Contra DanceGlen Echo, MDwith Elixir 8:30 pm It's the Friday Night Dance Halloween Contra Dance PARTY!
Sun Oct 28th, 2012Glen Echo Contra DanceGlen Echo, MDwith Elixir 7:30 pm
Fri Nov 16th, 2012 to Sun Nov 18th, 2012Fleur de Lis Fling Dance WeekendLouisville, KYwith Elixir
Fri Nov 23rd, 2012 to Sat Nov 24th, 2012Rochester Thanksgiving Dance WeekendSalem United Church of Christ, 60 Bittner Street, Rochester, NYwith Elixir