E.J. Thomas Hall's Up Close and Personal Series will present Theron Brown Trio plus Special Guests Oct. 21 at 8 p.m.

Influenced at a young age by Thelonious Monk, Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock, & Art Tatum, Brown has played with musicians such as Dan Wilson and Sean Jones.

Tickets for EJ Thomas Hall events may be purchased by phone at 330-253-2488 and in person at the EJ Thomas/Akron Civic Theatre Box Office.