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 sold out.
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
|Sat Jan 25th, 2020Snow BallPeterborough, NH, United Stateswith Elixir|
|Thu Feb 6th, 2020Lake City contra danceSeattle Latvian Centerwith Elixir 7:30 pm|
|Fri Feb 7th, 2020 to Sun Feb 9th, 2020Supersonic Contra Dance WeekendLeif Erikson Hall, Seattle, WA, United Stateswith Elixir|
|Fri Apr 3rd, 2020 to Sun Apr 5th, 2020Gypsy MeltdownCharlotte, NC, United Stateswith Elixir|
|Thu Aug 27th, 2020Concord Contra DanceConcord Scout House, 74 Walden St
Concord MA 01742with Elixir 7:30 pm
|Fri Aug 28th, 2020Greenfield Experienced Contra Dance401 Chapman St
Greenfield MA 01301with Elixir 8:00 pm
|Sat Aug 29th, 2020Greenfield Contra Dance401 Chapman St, Greenfield, MAwith Elixir 8:00 pm|
|Fri Jan 15th, 2021 to Sun Jan 17th, 2021Contra DreamDayton, VA, United Stateswith Elixir|