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.

Contact Anna

anna@annapatton.com
802-275-2142

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

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 Nov 6th, 2020 to Sun Nov 8th, 2020Foggy Moon Dance WeekendMonterey, CA
United Stateswith Elixir
Fri Nov 20th, 2020 to Sun Nov 22nd, 2020Rose City Dance-a-RamaNorse Hall
111 NE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97232, United Stateswith Elixir
Elixir with Betsy Branch (fiddle) and Wild Asparagus
Fri Jan 15th, 2021 to Sun Jan 17th, 2021Contra DreamDayton, VA, United Stateswith Elixir
Fri Feb 12th, 2021 to Sun Feb 14th, 2021Corvallis Contra Dance WeekendCorvallis, ORwith Elixir