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 Nov 6th, 2020 to Sun Nov 8th, 2020POSTPONED: Foggy Moon Dance WeekendMonterey, CA
United Stateswith Elixir
|Fri Nov 20th, 2020 to Sun Nov 22nd, 2020CANCELLED: Rose City Dance-a-RamaNorse Hall
111 NE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97232, United Stateswith ElixirElixir with Betsy Branch (fiddle) and Wild Asparagus
|Fri Nov 5th, 2021 to Sun Nov 7th, 2021Foggy Moon Dance WeekendMonterey, CA
United Stateswith ElixirYes, there will be dance weekends in 2021.
|Fri Nov 19th, 2021 to Sun Nov 21st, 2021Rose City Dance-a-RamaNorse Hall
111 NE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97232, United Stateswith ElixirElixir and Wild Asparagus
|Fri Feb 18th, 2022 to Sun Feb 20th, 2022Corvallis Contra Dance WeekendCorvallis, ORwith Elixir|