Jazz in the Diamond District (2009)



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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.
R (for language, drug use and a scene of sexual assault)
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Soblu Productions


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

Critic Reviews for Jazz in the Diamond District

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (7)

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

Full Review… | May 1, 2009
New York Daily News
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | May 1, 2009
New York Post
Top Critic

Some dreams will be realized, some dashed, but audiences, having been dragged through this story too many times, wonâ(TM)t care which.

Full Review… | May 1, 2009
New York Times
Top Critic

Jazz is just another reefer-ridden, albeit earnest, tale of love, loss and evil New Yorkers taking advantage.

Full Review… | May 1, 2009
Time Out
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
New York Observer
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | April 28, 2009
Village Voice
Top Critic

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