Friday, September 22, 2023

Paul Smith’s VIC to host Circular Jazz Trio concert, Leave No Trace training course

Paul Smith's College VIC.

Paul Smiths, NY- Paul Smith’s College VIC has announced a slew of upcoming events to suit a wide variety of interests, including a free jazz concert featuring The Circular Jazz Trio set for tomorrow, Saturday, September 23, as well as an informative and interactive training course focused on the seven principles of Leave No Trace. This two-day event is slated for Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1.

Please see below for more details on these events and a link to keep tabs on other upcoming VIC events, such as a Mushroom Foray event set for tomorrow, and several opportunities to take a beginner-level canoe paddle on Barnum Pond with VIC staff.

Circular Jazz Trio Concert on Saturday, September 23 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.


The Circular Jazz Trio.

The Circular Jazz Trio. Paul Smith’s College VIC website photo.

Enjoy a free jazz concert in the theater at the Frank M. Hutchins Lodge at the Paul Smith’s College VIC as Bob Meyer leads the Circular Jazz trio in performing the music of the late, great Bert Wilson.

Bert was born in 1939. At 4, he developed polio which nearly killed him. Taking up the clarinet saved his life by helping develop his lungs. Since then, his 73 years were all about creative music both as multi-reed player (soprano, alto, tenor, clarinet and bass clarinet) and composer. His book is a challenging rich tapestry of creative writing in the deepest of jazz traditions. Although not a “household name,” within the jazz world, he is revered by many of best in the business.


“I am honored to carry on his music and thankful beyond words to have these two partners in the Circular Jazz Trio, Dan Blake on soprano, straight alto and tenor saxes, and Bryan Copeland on bass violin,” said Bob Meyer.


Donations in support of this event can be made at the door.


Check out the below YouTube video for a sampling of the band in action.



YouTube video

Leave No Trace skills and ethics training course on Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1:

A group of training course participants learn about the seven basic principles of Leave No Trace.

A group of training course participants learn about the seven basic principles of Leave No Trace. Paul Smith”s College VIC website photo.

Paul Smith’s College VIC, in collaboration with the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK,) will be offering a two-day training in fall 2023 to learn Leave No Trace skills and ethics as well as techniques for educating outdoor enthusiasts about how to adopt low impact recreation practices.

Trainer courses typically take place over two consecutive days and involve spending more than half of the course outdoors. Graduates of a Trainer Course are prepared to offer Leave No Trace Awareness Workshops. This event is open to Paul Smith’s College students as well as members of the community.

Class size is limited, Enroll Now

The cost per person is $135 and covers course materials, some outdoor equipment, instructors, food, venue and certificate.

To inquire about availability or for more information, contact Natalee Wrege, Environmental Educator at the VIC at

Leave No Trace is a small nonprofit organization based in Colorado with a focus on responsible recreation and environmental conservation.

For an overview of Leave No Trace principles, click here.


To keep tabs on other upcoming events presented by Paul Smith’s College VIC, please click here. 


Photo at top: Paul Smith’s College VIC. Paul Smith’s College VIC website photo.

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