Betty Jackson King

1928-1994

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Betty Jackson King (Feb 17, 1928 – June 1, 1994) was an American pianist, singer, educator, choral conductor, and composer. She was best known for her vocal works.

King was born in 1928 in Chicago. She first started learning music from her mother, Gertrude Jackson Taylor. King's father, a pastor at the Community Church of Woodlawn, helped expose her to church hymns and spirituals. Along with her mother and sister Catherine, she sang in the Jacksonian Trio.

She was married to Vincent King and had a daughter, Rochelle.

King died on June 1, 1994 in Wildwood, New Jersey.

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