David Ford, host of “Triad Arts Up Close” on WFDD, interviewed UNCG Professor Jim Wren on his jazzy interpretation of the Shakespearean comedy “Twelfth Night.” The play is part of the university’s year-long Globe and the Cosmos series, which celebrates the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare and Galileo Galilei.

Wren discusses how his love of jazz, specifically John Coltrane, influenced the production.