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.

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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

Fri Nov 13th, 2009 to Sun Nov 15th, 2009Atlanta Dance Weekend
Thu Dec 3rd, 2009Conference call 7:30 pm Agenda:

x- NM concert before Folk MADness
x- DC tour possibilities
x- lights for Feb
x- trademark
x- next december weekend
x- concert repertoire
x- album
x- Colorado
x- Ashokan
Thu Jan 14th, 2010Mountain View Dance 7:30 pm
Fri Jan 15th, 2010 to Sun Jan 17th, 2010Contra Carnivale
Fri Jan 22nd, 2010 to Sun Jan 24th, 2010Florida Snow Ball
Fri Feb 12th, 2010 to Sun Feb 14th, 2010The Dance Flurry
Mon Feb 15th, 2010 to Thu Feb 18th, 2010Elixir Rehearsals
Thu Feb 18th, 2010Concord Contra Dance 7:30 pm
Fri Feb 19th, 2010Brown Contra Dance 8:00 pm
Sat Feb 20th, 2010Greenfield Contra Dance 8:00 pm
Sun Feb 21st, 2010Brattleboro Contra Dance 7:30 pm
Tue Feb 23rd, 2010conference call 9:00 pm
Wed Mar 10th, 2010Conference Call 1:00 pm Agenda:
-album prep
-gigs to solicit
-photo shoot
Wed Mar 17th, 2010arranging deadline
Fri Mar 26th, 2010 to Sat Mar 27th, 2010rehearse
Sat Mar 27th, 2010concert at the Church 8:00 pm The Church
$150 rent
Sun Mar 28th, 2010 to Fri Apr 2nd, 2010elixir recording11-5 6:30-10:30 Sun
noon-6 8-midnight Mon
11-5 6:30-10:30 Tue
noon-6 8-midnight Wed
11-5 6:30-10:30 Thur
10-3 Fri
Fri Apr 9th, 2010 to Sun Apr 11th, 2010Chicago Dance Weekend
Thu Apr 15th, 2010bass tracking 10:00 am
Mon Apr 19th, 2010editing 1:00 pm
Mon Apr 26th, 2010 to Thu Apr 29th, 2010Elixir recording
Tue May 11th, 2010Conference call 3:00 pm
Thu May 27th, 2010concert 8:00 pm
Fri May 28th, 2010 to Mon May 31st, 2010FolkMADness
Tue Jun 1st, 2010mixing 12:00 pm
Fri Jun 4th, 2010mixing 12:00 pm
Mon Jun 7th, 2010mixing 12:00 pm
Sun Jun 27th, 2010Ralph Sweet Book Release Party401 Chapman St, Greenfield, MAwith Elixir 10:00 am Elixir will be joined by callers Ralph Sweet and Tony Parkes, and guest musicians Ann Percival, Corey DiMario, and Lee Blackwell.
Sun Jul 25th, 2010 to Sat Jul 31st, 2010Ashokan Northern WeekOlivebridge, NYwith Elixir
Sun Aug 8th, 2010 to Sun Aug 15th, 2010Augusta Dance WeekElkins, WVwith Elixir
Fri Sep 17th, 2010 to Sun Sep 19th, 2010Echo Summit Dance WeekendTwin Bridges, CAwith Elixir
Thu Sep 30th, 2010Concord Contra DanceConcord, MAwith Elixir 3:30 pm
Fri Oct 1st, 2010Belfast Flying Shoes Contra DanceBelfast, MEwith Elixir 4:00 pm
Sat Oct 2nd, 2010Montpelier Contra DanceMontpelier, VTwith Elixir 4:00 pm
Sun Oct 3rd, 2010Greenfield Contra Dance401 Chapman St, Greenfield, MAwith Elixir 10:30 am
Fri Oct 29th, 2010 to Sun Oct 31st, 2010Fire Ant FrolicAustin, TXwith Elixir
Fri Nov 5th, 2010Sacramento Contra DanceSacramento CAwith Elixir 8:00 pm
Sat Nov 6th, 2010Fall Has SprungGrass Valley Veterans Memorial Building, 255 S. Auburn St, Grass Valley, CAwith Elixir
Wed Nov 10th, 2010Swarthmore Contra DanceSwarthmore Collegewith Elixir 7:30 pm
Thu Nov 11th, 2010Glenside Contra DanceGlenside, PAwith Elixir 7:30 pm
Fri Nov 12th, 2010NY Gender Free Contra DanceNew York, NYwith Elixir 7:00 pm
Sat Nov 13th, 2010CDNY Fall FlingNew York, NYwith Elixir
Thu Jan 20th, 2011Concord Contra DanceConcord, MAwith Elixir 7:30 pm
Fri Jan 21st, 2011Greenfield Contra Dance401 Chapman St, Greenfield, MAwith Elixir 8:00 pm
Sat Jan 22nd, 2011Peterborough Snow BallPeterborough NHwith Elixir
Sun Jan 23rd, 2011Brattleboro DanceBrattleboro, VTwith Elixir 7:30 pm
Fri Jan 28th, 2011House concertAnnapolis, MDwith Elixir 8:00 pm Check back for more details.
Sat Jan 29th, 2011Baltimore Midwinter BallBaltimore MDwith Elixir
Thu Feb 3rd, 2011Lake City contra dance12531 28th Ave NE, Seattle, WAwith Elixir 7:30 pm
Fri Feb 4th, 2011 to Sun Feb 6th, 2011Dancing FoolSeattle WAwith Elixir