Jackie grew up singing in a church, where her late father, Elder William Moses Ball, was one of the founding ministers of Greater Grace Temple and also performed in Mumford’s choirs. In the early 1980s, music icon Clive Davis - who knows a thing of two about music - was blown away by Ball’s vocal skills and inked her, along with Linda Stokes and Kim Ball, to a recording deal with his company, Arista Records. The three women, with Ball on lead vocals, were collectively known as “Magic Lady,” and later went on to record albums for A&M and Motown Records, respectively.
Continuing forward in a solo career, Jackie released her debut gospel CD “Do You Know Jesus?” (The Crown Music Group) in 2007. The CD features supercharged tracks like, “Call Him,” “Ain’t Nobody,” and “Tell Him.”
Jackie's five-octave vocal range is also being lauded for its bold mastery of intertwining contemporary gospel music with good old R&B at its best. “Do You Know Jesus?” is produced by David E. and Charles “Chuck” Jackson, the latter of whom, once teamed with the late Marvin Yancy to write and produce hit after hit for the incredible Natalie Cole, which included such classics as, “Our Love,” “Inseparable,” “This Will Be” and many more.