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 Sep 10th, 2016Private EventGreensboro Bend, VTwith Elixir|
|Fri Sep 30th, 2016Boulder Contra DanceAvalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, COwith Elixir 8:00 pm with Nils Fredland (calling, trombone)|
|Sat Oct 1st, 2016Fort Collins Contra DanceCity Park Center (Club Tico), 1599 City Park Dr, Fort Collins, COwith Elixir 8:00 pm with Nils Fredland (calling, trombone)|
|Sun Oct 2nd, 2016Denver Contra DanceHighlands Masonic Center, 3550 Federal Blvd., Denver, COwith Elixir 1:00 pm with Nils Fredland (calling, trombone)
Waltzes and couples dancing at 1 PM, contras from 2 to 5 PM!
|Thu Oct 20th, 2016Old Farmer's BallWarren Wilson College
Swannanoa, NC, United Stateswith Elixir 8:00 pm with Beth Molaro (calling) and Brian Bender (trombone)
|Fri Oct 21st, 2016 to Sun Oct 23rd, 2016Lake Eden Arts Festival377 Lake Eden Rd, Black Mountain, NCwith Elixirwith Brian Bender (trombone)|
|Fri Nov 4th, 2016 to Sun Nov 6th, 2016Foggy Moon Dance WeekendMonterey, CA
United Stateswith Elixirwith Brian Bender (trombone) plus George Marshall and Warren Blier (calling), Barefoot, BLAM, and the Crabapples.
|Thu Jan 12th, 2017House ConcertPhoenix, AZ, United Stateswith Elixir 7:30 pm For details and reservations contact: or (602)791-1238|
|Fri Jan 13th, 2017 to Sat Jan 14th, 2017Phoenix Winter FrolicPhoenix, AZ, United States
with Elixirwith Brian Bender (trombone)
|Fri Apr 21st, 2017 to Sun Apr 23rd, 2017Hands Four Spring DanceBerea, KYwith Elixirwith Wendy Graham (calling) and Brian Bender (trombone)|
|Thu Apr 27th, 2017Concord Contra Dance74 Walden St
Concord MA 01742
United Stateswith Elixir 7:30 pm
|Fri Apr 28th, 2017Greenfield Experienced Contra Dance401 Chapman St
Greenfield MA 01301with Elixir 8:00 pm
|Sat Apr 29th, 2017Montpelier Contra DanceCapitol City Grange, Montpelier, VTwith Elixir 8:00 pm|
|Fri Oct 6th, 2017Concord Experienced DanceConcord Scout House
74 Walden St, Concord, MA 01742, United Stateswith Elixir 8:00 pm
|Sat Oct 7th, 2017Montpelier Contra DanceCapital City Grange, Montpelier, VTwith Elixir 8:00 pm|
|Fri Jan 26th, 2018 to Sun Jan 28th, 2018Florida Snow BallThe Gulfport Casino Ballroom
5500 Shore Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707, United Stateswith Elixir