Anna Patton comes from a musical background of jazz, classical, traditional and world music. She has carved out a professional niche as an eclectic, improvising clarinetist, composer, and teacher. Her current projects include playing original, world-music-influenced repertoire with the As Yet Quintet and touring across the country and abroad with the innovative dance band Elixir. A third generation singer and arranger of jazz vocal harmonies, she teaches harmony singing at workshops and festivals, as well as at the Vermont Jazz Center.
Anna received her BA from Marlboro College in 2005 with a degree in Ethnomusicology and her Master's in Music from New England Conservatory in 2014, focusing on early jazz, free improvisation, and composition in the conservatory's Contemporary Improvisation program.
She lives in Brattleboro VT with her husband, fiddler Ethan Hazzard-Watkins.