Jason King was raised in Tahāroa, Kāwhia, and is of Waikato, Ngāti Mahuta descent.
Graduating with a Diploma of Teaching in 1994, a Bachelor of Education with a double major in Education and Māori in 1995 and completing a MA with First Class honours in 2003, Jason is currently a senior lecturer at Te Ara Poutama, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand.
Jason has a strong passion for te reo Māori, he was part of the first intake of students of Te Panekiretanga o te Reo Māori, the Institute of Māori Language Excellence. He remains steadfast in his pursuit of excellence in te reo Māori, and one of these pursuits is in the composition of his waiata
- http://www.waiata.maori.nz/en/composer/jason-king 11 October 2016
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- "He poroporoaki ki te rangatira nā tana irāmutu." Tahāroa, West Coast, Te Kuiti, N.Z.: Te Kaharoa, 2010
- "He kupu tuku iho - Indigenous voices of history." Native American and Indigenous Studies. Uncasville, Connecticut, 2012.