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
|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|
|Fri Dec 6th, 2019 to Sun Dec 8th, 2019Winter WarmupColumbus, OHwith Elixirwith Audrey Knuth, fiddle and Brian Bender, trombone|
|Thu Jan 23rd, 2020NEFFA ContraConcord Scout House
74 Walden St, Concord, MA 01742, United Stateswith Elixir 7:30 pm
|Fri Jan 24th, 2020Greenfield Contra Dance401 Chapman St, Greenfield, MAwith Elixir 8:00 pm|
|Sat Jan 25th, 2020Snow BallPeterborough, NH, United Stateswith Elixir|
|Thu Feb 6th, 2020Lake City contra danceSeattle Latvian Centerwith Elixir 10:30 pm|
|Fri Feb 7th, 2020 to Sun Feb 9th, 2020Supersonic Contra Dance WeekendLeif Erikson Hall, Seattle, WA, United Stateswith Elixir|
|Fri Apr 3rd, 2020 to Sun Apr 5th, 2020POSTPONED: Gypsy MeltdownCharlotte, NC, United Stateswith ElixirThis event has been postponed. Stay tuned for further details...|
|Sun Jun 21st, 2020Fathers Day Zoom Concert & Dance 2:30 pm 2:30 PM EDT / 11:30 AM PDT
A program of waltzes and other selections– swing, fiddle tunes, and a singing square– for your dancing and listening pleasure. We miss playing together! We miss playing for you! So please join us for this event that is a dance party, a father’s day concert, a quixotic musical undertaking, and a reunion of friends from far and wide.
With Anna Patton at the musical engineering helm, we are preparing recorded tracks for each other so that all of us can take turns playing live for you from our homes. We’re taking the opportunity to debut new tunes and songs, as well as playing and singing some old favorites. Join us on Zoom to watch, listen, dance along, and find out what we’ve been up to.
Join on Zoom: www.proyl.com/jQ7fk9RX3
Follow the link above, enter the code that appears on the screen, and you will be forwarded to the Zoom link
Stream on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/3133037080109542
Elixir will donate 10% of proceeds from this event to the Movement for Black Lives in support of organizing to end racist violence and to invest in Black communities.
|Sat Nov 7th, 2020Concert for Foggy MoonLive on Zoomwith Elixir 5:00 pm Elixir will perform a live online concert in lieu of playing for the Foggy Moon dance weekend. Details here: www.facebook.com/events/261790015189072|