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
|Thu May 31st, 2018Concord Contra DanceConcord Scout House, 74 Walden St
Concord MA 01742with Elixir 7:30 pm
|Fri Sep 21st, 2018 to Sat Sep 22nd, 2018Contrashock 2018Brooklyn Waldorf School
11 Jefferson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238with ElixirWith Nils Fredland and Will Mentor calling, music by Elixir and Wake Up Robin!
7:30 PM Contra Dance Lesson
8-11:00 PM Contra Dance
2:15-5:30 PM Challenging Contras
7:00 PM Contra Dance Lesson
7:30-10:45 PM Contra Dance
|Sun Sep 23rd, 2018Contrastock VIIISpanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MDwith Elixir 1:00 pm Another great Contrastock party! With Elixir, Maivish, Wake Up Robin, Nils Fredland, Will Mentor, and Susan Michaels|
|Fri Nov 2nd, 2018 to Sun Nov 4th, 2018Foggy Moon Dance WeekendMonterey, CA
United Stateswith Elixir
|Fri Jan 18th, 2019 to Sun Jan 20th, 2019Contra CarnivaleSan Luis Obispo, CAwith Elixirwith Nils Fredland calling and playing trombone!|
|Fri Jan 25th, 2019Greenfield Contra Dance401 Chapman St, Greenfield, MAwith Elixir 8:00 pm|
|Sat Jan 26th, 2019Snow BallPeterborough, NHwith Elixir 3:00 pm|
|Sun Jun 9th, 2019Waltz Time DancesGlen Echo Park, MDwith Elixir 3:30 pm waltz lesson 2:45-3:30|
|Fri Jun 21st, 2019 to Sun Jun 23rd, 2019Summer SoireeWarren Wilson Collegewith Elixirwith Brian Bender, trombone and Alexander Mitchell, fiddle|
|Fri Aug 9th, 2019 to Sun Aug 11th, 2019Balance the Baywith Brian Bender, trombone and Audrey Knuth, fiddle|
|Fri Aug 30th, 2019 to Mon Sep 2nd, 2019Mountain MADnessAvalon Ballroom, Boulder, COwith Elixirwith Nils Fredland & Lisa Greenleaf calling, and Buddy System|
|Fri Oct 11th, 2019 to Sun Oct 13th, 2019Harvest MoonCarillo Ballroom, Santa Barbara, CAwith Elixirwith Nils Fredland, calling and trombone|