Jazz in the Diamond District

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Movie Info

A talented young jazz vocalist from the District of Columbia discovers that ambition comes at a price after impressing the crowd at an impromptu audition and quickly becoming the lead singer in the District Legend Band, the hottest act in town. Jasmine "Jazz" Morgan longs to become a successful jazz singer, though her terminally ill mother, Willow, implores her to stay in school and not rush a career behind the microphone. Defying her doctor father to spend an entire summer immersed in the D.C. music scene, young Jasmine navigates her strange new world with a little help from her manager, Gabe, and shady MC Flight, a local sensation who's seen it all.

Cast

Monique Cameron
as Jasmine 'Jazz' Morgan
Clifton Powell
as Blair Morgan
Erica Chamblee
as Leah Morgan

Critic Reviews for Jazz in the Diamond District

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  • There's no denying the film is unpolished, but it has an earthy soul.

    May 1, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Forget West 47th Street -- and the only Jazz in Lindsey Christian's dull indie soap opera is an aspiring funk singer by that name who lives in a diamond-shaped part of the District of Columbia.

    May 1, 2009 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • Some dreams will be realized, some dashed, but audiences, having been dragged through this story too many times, wonâ(TM)t care which.

    May 1, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Jazz is just another reefer-ridden, albeit earnest, tale of love, loss and evil New Yorkers taking advantage.

    May 1, 2009 | Rating: 2/6 | Full Review…

    Anna King

    Time Out
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  • The music, with its infectious energy, together with Ms. Cameron's onstage charisma makes Jazz in the Diamond District well worth seeing.

    Apr 29, 2009 | Full Review…

    Andrew Sarris

    Observer
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  • Talk about false advertising: There is no bebop or a single blue note in first-time director Lindsey Christian's crushingly slipshod D.C. drama.

    Apr 28, 2009 | Full Review…

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