Jazz in the Diamond District
Jazz in the Diamond District (2009)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 1, 2009
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

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

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Anna King
Time Out

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

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Kam Williams

Fame meets Flashdance in the Chocolate City!

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

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.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

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

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Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine

Reminds us not of the worst of Spike Lee, but the best of Maury Povich.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

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

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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

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.

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