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 Django 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 Feb 17th, 2023 to Sun Feb 19th, 2023Corvallis Contra Dance WeekendCorvallis, ORwith Elixir|
|Fri Mar 17th, 2023 to Sun Mar 19th, 2023Spring Breakdown Dance WeekendJefferson City, MOwith Elixir|
|Sat Nov 4th, 2023 to Mon Nov 6th, 2023Foggy Moon Dance WeekendMonterey, CA
United Stateswith Elixir
|Fri Jan 12th, 2024 to Sun Jan 14th, 2024Contra CarnivaleSan Luis Obispo, CAwith Elixirwith THE SYNCOPATHS (Aslhey Hoyer, Christa Burch, Ryan McKasson, and Jeff Spero), ELOISE & CO. (Becy Tracy, Rachel Bell, and Bethany Waickman), Cis Hinkle and Susan Petrick|