Jerrod Laber

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Jerrod A. Laber is a writer and non-profit program manager based in Arlington, Virginia. He is a former classical singer and actor who has appeared in opera, musical theater, and concert across the eastern and mid-western United States. He grew up in Appalachian Ohio.

Queen of Bebop and Pathbreaker

Queen of Bebop and Pathbreaker

Jazz and liberty: a review of the latest biography of Sarah Vaughan…

Liberal Aspiration and Moral Accounting in Hamilton and Charlie Parker’s Yardbird

Liberal Aspiration and Moral Accounting in Hamilton and Charlie Parker’s Yardbird

Compares the blockbuster musical Hamilton’s liberal aspirations to the more honest moral accounting of Charlie Parker’s Yardbird…

The Anti-War History of Literature

The Anti-War History of Literature

In his 2010 acceptance lecture for the Nobel Prize in Literature, Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa praised the civilizing power…